Introduction: Pakistani Fruit Chaat (salad) With Chaat Masala ( Recipe Included)
Fruit chaat is a salad/dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either in their own juices or a syrup. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail or fruit cup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert.
Hindi चाट मसाला,
Urdu چاٹ مصالہ; also spelled chat masala)
is a masala used in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It typically consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, kala namak (black salt), coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, asafoetida (hing) and chili powder. The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate, polystyrene plate or a banana leaf, dried and formed into a bowl, at chaat carts (especially in Gujarat, Maharastra, Punjab, Sindh and all across Pakistan, Northern India, and even Southern India).
today i will show you how to make a simple fruit chat with simple ingredients :) enjoy
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 medium apple
- 1 medium peach
- 1 meduim mango
- 1-2 apricots
- handfull afghani grapes ( alternate black berries, blue berries normal grapes.. etc)
- 1 medium banana (optional)
- 1/2 cup papaya (not shown in images yet)( optional)
Step 2: Chopping an Apricot
- take an apricot cut it into two pieces
- remove the pit/seed
- make 3 vertical lines in each piece ( picture 3)
- chop =)
Step 3: Cutting a Mango
- cut long long pieces of mango.
- now cut long strips (picture)
- chop ( picture)
Step 4: Cutting an Apple
- using an apple slicer, slice apple 8 slices in total ( you may peel if you want to but i didn't because my fruits are organic)
- take one slice (1-8) chop it in two ( see picture 1)
- now half it so that the width is halfed ( see picture 2)
- now you have four sticks ( picture 4)
- chop all sticks
place it in a bowl.
Step 5: Cutting Peach
- take a peach
- dissect it in half
- remove pit
- cut each piece into two ( so you will have four)
- remove the redish piece
- follow the apple steps ( final product in picture 6)
- chop (picture 7)
Step 6: Grapes
- remove from branches
Step 7: Mix and Mix
Step 8: Chat Masala ( Optional)
1/4 cup coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ajwain
2 or 3 dried red chilies, stemmed
3 tablespoons black salt
1/2 teaspoons citric acid
1 teaspoon amchur (dried mango powder)
1 tablespoons table salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
PREPARATION Place a small nonstick saut pan over medium heat. Add the coriander and dry-roast until lightly browned and fragrant. Tranfer to a bowl. Add one spice at a time, dry-roast the cumin and ajwain, and add them to the coriander. Stir and set aside to cool completely. Transfer to a spice grinder. Add the chilies, black salt, citric acid, amchur, table salt and pepper. Grind to a fine powder. Store in an airtight container.
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