Delhi Style Fruit Chaat Recipe | Learn how to make Indian Fruit Salad | Dilli Ki Fruit Chaat Recipe
Here I am today with an easy peasy 10 min. salad , that is actually needs no recipe for it. Bursting with sweet, tangy and spicy falvours, this Indian Style Fruit Salad or Fruit Chaat in North Indian Style. Popular as Dilli Ki Fruit Chaat or Fruit Salad, it is a riot of flavors from fresh fruits flavors with sweet and tangy Chaat Masala.
Fruit Chaat made with fresh seasonal fruits is always a welcome and refreshing snack for in between hunger pangs . Be it winters or sunny summer days, fruits always freshen up our mood and when mixed with our favourite dressing take that whole medley to another level.
It is a well known fact that if you want to know the cuisine of any county/region explore the street food of that region. It is not only cheap and inexpensive but also it introduces us to the whole new food culture of a particular region. India is a diverse country and the diversity is seen in the regional food. Be North Indian Chaats(Aloo Tikki, Kulfi Falooda, Masala Lemonade) or Mumbai's Vada Pav or Pav Bhaji, Fafda and Jalebi from Gujarat to Momos and Thupka in North East.. each state, region has so much to offer when it comes to local food.
Street food is made by the locals of the place and is sold basically on moving (portable) stalls/carts. While known Dine ins and restaurants offer sophistication to the customers, Street food has something some charm that people get hooked to it and line and wait for their favourite stall.
Priya Iyer who blogs at The World Through My Eyes, a treasure of traditional South Indian recipes and many more, suggested this week's theme Indian Street Food, for Foodie Monday Bloghop group. Initially, thought of skipping it as due to recent surgery my daughter is on restricted diet. Making something spicy with chutneys or other masalas or fried was out of question. And street food need some spicy kick.. Then while cutting fruits for the snack time the Delhi Chaat came to my mind which is also a street food and I decided to post it for the theme.
Checkout this Karnataka Boonda Soup and Masala Vadai from local South Indian Street food collection by Priya..
Delhi Style Fruit Chaat- Street Food of Delhi
So, here is a very simple but very popular street food from Delhi region Fruit Chaat. If you have been to Delhi, you can see Fruit Chaat selling stalls/hawkers in every nook and corner. A light healthy and yummy option to satiate your taste buds and hunger pangs when you get tired of shopping or visiting the local areas.
The fruit chaat here is a mix of locally availabe seasonal fruits. And a must in fruit chaat from Delhi is boiled and lightly fried sweet potatoes/potatoes or both along with other fruits. Yes, you may wonder why, but this is the way it is served here.
Other Street Food recipes on blog--
Ingredients for Delhi Style Fruit Chaat/Indian Fruit Salad
Take any seasonal fruits fresh fruits. I used Papaya, Banana, Apple, Grapes, Guava, Pomegranate Arils. I also added boiled sweet potato. You can add lightly sautéed boiled potato.
Chaat Masala, Roasted Cumin Powder and Black Salt mainly spice up the fruits. You can also add red chilli powder for spicy kick. I add chilli flakes on mine and hubby's and skipped in kids' bowl. You can also add freshly ground Black Pepper instead of chilli powder/flakes.
Fresh Mint leaves and Lemon Juice add the freshness and tangy taste. Lemon juice not only enhances the taste of salad, give its balanced taste and also acts on the digestive secretions.
I have skipped fresh mint leaves as it was not availabe with me and used dried mint leaves.
How to make Roasted Cumin Powder and Homemade Chaat
How to make Fruit Chaat
Simply cube all the fruits , except grapes(add whole or cut in half). Add all the masala , then lemon juice mix and serve. I also like to add a tsp of sugar/jaggery powder(not shown in the pic). It adds a sweet taste to the tangy chaat.
It is best to cut the fruits fresh a few hrs and add masalas and lemon juice just before serving. Just make sure that fruits like apple and banana do not turn brown. Incase you are making it for get together you can cut fruits add lemon juice, keep in an air tight container and refrigerate. Just before serving time add chaat masala and other spices.
There no exact measurement of ingredients for the recipe. You can add whichever fruits you like or are availabe. Also, add spices and salt as per your taste preferences.
Checkout other recipes with fresh fruits from the blog--
Recipe Card for Delhi style Fresh Fruit Chaat/Indian Fruit Salad
Delhi Style Fruit Chaat/Indian Fruit Salad
- Mixing Bowl/Salad Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- 1 Apple
- 1 Banana
- 1 Guava
- ½ Cup Papaya
- ½ Cup Grapes(any colour)
- ¼ Cup Pomegranate Arils
- ½ Cup Boiled Sweet Potato
- 1-2 tsp Chaat Masala or as required
- 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1-2 tsp Jaggery Powder/Any Raw Sugar or Castor Sugar
- Black salt or Himalayan Pink Salt as required
- ¼ tsp Dried Mint Leaves or use fresh(7-8)
- All the fruits should be washed and cleaned nicely. Freshly cut the fruits.
- Cut apple, guava, papaya in cubes. Cut banana into roundels not very think not very thick.
- In a mixing bowl add all the fruits, whatever you are adding in chaat.
- Add chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, chilli powder(if using) or black pepper powder, salt(as per taste). Also add dried mint leaves.
- Add lemon juice and mix lightly.
- Serve immediately after adding spices and salt, else fruit will start leaving water.
To make Roasted Cumin Powder
- In a pan add 1-2 tbsp of cumin seeds.
- Roast lightly on low heat so that the seeds so not burn.
- When the seeds start turning brown and start giving the aroma, then take out of heat and transfer to a bowl.
- Once slightly cool, grind to fine powder. Use as required and store the rest in an air tight bottle/jar. You can use it in salads, sandwiches , yogurt and curries.
Quick Homemade Chaat Masala
- Take 1 tsp each of dry ginger powder, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, asafeotida(skip if gluten allergies or use gluten-free), black peppercorns, black salt.
- Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns on medium to low heat. Once the aroma starts to come, take out off the flame and keep aside in a bowl.
- Let it cool and then transfer to masala grinder or use coffee grinder. Add ginger powder, asafeotida, black salt, and grind to fine powder.
- Store and use as required. You can make big batch and keep. Stays good for 1-2 months.
Do try it for your get together, parties or weekend snacking. Serve it with your meals, it is a delicious salad or an appetiser.
It is very commonly made during the holy month of Ramadan by the Muslim community. Served after people break their evening fast/Rooza.
You can also make it on fasting festivals like Shivaratri , Janmashtami. Add chaat masala without any asafeotida.
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