Delhi and Chaat are synonymous with each other, and this Delhi Style Fruit Chaat is a popular street food that is available at street corners and other frequently visited places in the capital. The best part, it is loaded with fruits. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
Fruit Chaat, is a very simple and healthy recipes that can be loaded with fruits of your choice. These fruits are spiced with a few everyday masalas and lemon juice, giving it a nice tangy taste along with the sweetness from the fruits.
This Fruit Chaat, with its varied ingredients and nutritive qualities is perfect for calorie conscious people, and is a smart way for mums to introduce healthy food into their child’s menu.
Include seasonal fruits and veggies topped with spices and chaat powders, and this becomes a wholesome meal that can be had at any time of the day.
You can also serve it to your guests on a hot summer day. It is very refreshing and most importantly very healthy too. You will find this spicy Fruit Chaat everywhere in Delhi on street carts, especially during Summers.
Either serve it warm or chilled. I like to serve it chilled and therefore I keep it in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes before serving. It gives you sudden relief from the scorching heat outside.
It is also popularly served during the festival of Ramadan and is a part of Iftaar.
This Fruit Chaat is,
- Easy to make
- Very healthy
- Prepared with seasonal fruits
- Perfect for a hot day
Fruits – I have added Banana, Apple, Pomegranate and Pineapple, but you can add more fruits of your choice, I have mentioned below about which fruits can be added in this Delhi Style Fruit Chaat.
Potato – Add in both boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes. It adds a perfect soft texture in this Chaat. And when it comes to Chaat, I feel potatoes are a must right?
Also, both these potatoes will be pan fried in a little ghee, to make them slightly crispy. Believe me, it makes all the difference.
You can avoid adding potatoes, but if you want that Street Style taste, do not skip them.
Spices – To add some spicy and tangy flavour, we will need salt, chaat masala powder, roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder.
Lemon Juice – Add in more tanginess with lemon juice.
Green Chillies & Fresh Coriander – Along with tangy and sweet taste, a little spicy flavour is a must too when it comes to a street style Chaat, so add in those green chillies. You can adjust the amount of green chillies according to your taste.
At the end, add in some finely chopped coriander leaves to add that hint of freshness. You can also throw in some mint leaves in the chaat.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat ghee in a pan.
Deep fry potatoes and sweet potatoes till golden brown.
Drain and keep aside.
Add apple, banana, pineapple, orange and pomegranate in a bowl.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Add chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, pepper powder, black salt, regular salt, red chilli powder, green chilli and fresh coriander and mix well.
Add fried potatoes and sweet potatoes and give it a quick mix.
Frequently asked Questions:
You can add in Apple, Banana, Mangoes, Pomegranate, Pear, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberries, Grapes, Watermelon and Cherries. These are the most common used fruits used in a Chaat, you can use other seasonal fruits too but make sure it tastes good with other fruits.
To prevent the fruits from turning black, mix them with citrus juice such as lemon juice, orange juice or even pineapple juice. In this way, they will keep fresh for longer.
So if you have cut fruits ahead of time, make sure you coat them in citrus juice, even if you are storing it in the fridge.
I will recommend you to make it fresh. I do not like to store it as all the fruits lose their appearance and colour. But if you have leftovers, try and eat it within 10-12 hours. Store it in a sealed container.
Delhi Style Fruit Chaat
- 1 Apple (Cut into small cubes)
- 2 Banana (Cut into slices)
- ½ cup Pineapple (Cut into small pieces)
- ¼ cup Pomegranate
- 1 cup Potato (Boiled, Peeled and cubed)
- ½ cup Sweet potato (Boiled, Peeled and cubed)
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon Chaat masala
- ½ teaspoon Cumin powder (Roasted)
- ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Green chili
- 2 teaspoon Fresh coriander (Chopped)
- 2 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Ghee ( for frying)
- Heat ghee in apan.
- Deep fry potatoes and sweet potatoes till golden brown.
- Drain and keep aside.
- Add apple, banana, pineapple and pomegranate in a bowl.
- Add lemon juice and mix well.
- Add salt, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder, green chilli and fresh coriander and mix well.
- Add fried potatoes and sweet potatoes and give it a quick mix.
- Serve immediately.