Fruit Chaat

Can you resist Fruit Chaat?

This comforting bowlful is something I love and enjoy on many occasions when we have fruit in abundance. Try making it a salad and chaat centric meal one day… you will enjoy it!

A meal with salad and fruit chaat is welcome!
A salad and fruit chaat kind of meal!
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Well I cannot resist any type of chaat! It is gathering interest round the world now… read this article I found interesting! What a fun and healthy snack the Indian Chaat is! And the fruit chaat is from that family too.

Enjoy it just as a quick and easy (not to mention healthy) snack.

Or use it to add colour and variety to your outdoor party. Leave it in a side table for the fruit lovers to enjoy. Just remember, fruits need to be freshly cut, and if cut in advance, chilled well. This is because fruits can go bad or start looking dull and even start smelling a bit if you do not take care.

Other salads I enjoy are the cold pasta salad and the green papaya salad. Use these interchangeably to add the nutrition and health quotient to your weekly menus.

Preparations for the Fruit Chaat

Ensure you choose firm fruit. These could be papaya, bananas, pineapple, mango, kiwi, apples, pears, peaches, sapota etc. Choose the variety available to you, according to the season.

Try to bring in variety in the texture, colour and taste of the fruit.

Do not choose unripe or over-ripe fruit.


  • Ensure you wash your fruits well after leaving them in water for 20-30 minutes. This will remove any pesticide residues from the skin of the fruit.
  • Peel the fruit. Remove the seeds. Cut each fruit neatly into uniform looking pieces. You could also use a melon baller, but do ensure someone uses all the mis-shapen fruit in some other dish. Never waste food!
  • Cut the fruits that do not discolour first.
  • Keep storing the fruit in the fridge till required. This will prevent microbial action and any off-odour.
  • Protect the fruit from oxidation (discolouration) by spreading some lime juice on the surface of the cut fruit. If the amount is a lot, squeeze a lime on the surface and toss the fruit in the bowl till it is all coated with the lime juice. This will prevent discoulouration of apples and bananas.

The Fruit Chaat is almost ready now!

Remember to choose some fruit for garnishing… the dramatic kiwi and the gorgeous pearls of pomegranates are ideal for this. Also consider herbs such a mint. Some red chilli flakes are also welcome!

Just toss the ingredients together, you can do it in layers if the fruit is delicate. Enjoy!

Let’s move on top making the salad!

Fruit Chaat

Recipe by Sheetal RabindranCourse: SaladsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 1 cup mixed fruit

  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder

  • 1 tsp lime juice (to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp pink himalayan or rock salt

  • 1 – 2 tsp honey ( you can adjust according to sweetness of fruit)


  • Mix the ingredients together. Let it chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes. Serve!


  • Remember to prevent discolouration by adding lime juice.
  • If the fruits are sour, you may need to add some extra honey.


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