Fruit Chaat | Easy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe

Healthy Chaat Recipe using assorted fruits and Indian Spices. Great as mid morning snack, appetizer or when craving for desserts.

Fruit Chaat | Easy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit Chaat is a Healthy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe made with mixed fruits and few spices. This assorted bowl of fruits can be served as an appetizer or snack especially during summers. It is also low in calories as its made without cream or custard.

If you are looking for delicious ways to incorporate fruits in your diet, this recipe is a good start.

Why this Fruit Chaat Works every single time?

  • Assorted fruits used in single serving
  • Gets ready in under 20 minutes and serves a crowd
  • Zero Oil
  • No heavy dressing, cream, custard or sweeteners used
  • Can be easily customized according to availability of ingredients

I make fruit chaat at home post festivals when there is a big bowl of fruits sitting on the kitchen counter staring at me. Instead of baking a cake or making sweets, this instant fruit salad makes use of bulk assorted fruits in no time.

This fruit chaat is also a great idea if you have binged during the weekend and want to start your week with extremely light meals minus oil.

Honestly, we love having a small bowl of this fruit chaat as post meal dessert. Satisfies those sugar cravings, instantly!

This makes a refreshing appetizer if you are hosting parties or entertaining guests. Serve a spoonful of the chaat in store bought tart shells and they would make a great choice as bite size finger food for your guests.

Trust me, if you are one of those people who find it boring to consume fruits or are finding it difficult to incorporate fruits in your diet, this recipe will change the way you look at fruits.

The recipe uses assorted fruits and a mix of Indian Spices. I love using seasonal fruits and during winters in India, we get fruits like Strawberries, Grapes and Guava. In summers, I swap these fruits with mangoes and jackfruit. Simple!

Fruit Chaat | Easy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe

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How to Make Easy Indian Fruit Salad

Wash and pat dry all the fruits.

For this recipe, I have used the following fruits –

  • Apple
  • Guava
  • Black Grapes
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Pomegranate

From the above variety of fruits, only pomegranate needs a bit of prep time. I cut and stock the pearls in my refrigerator in bulk so it was easier for me to just add it immediately.

If you do not prefer guava or the fruit is unavailable where you live, simple opt for pears or apples.

Chop all the fruits uniformly. Bite size pieces that you can easily scoop with a spoon.

Mixed Fruits

Fruits like strawberries stain the whole fruit mix red. However, I am personally never bothered by it as it lends its natural sweetness when its slightly macerated with the mixing.

You can use fruits like Blueberries, Raspberries if its locally available. In India, these fruits are quite expensive so I have skipped them and only use occasionally.

In case of citrus fruits like sweet lime and oranges, it is best to segment and add them. Do not include the white pith or seeds.

There is no set protocol on the quantity of fruits to be used. If you are looking to clear your fruit bowl, do so by all means! The Fruit Chaat recipe is quite forgiving. Easily customizable according to availability of ingredients.

assorted fruits with spices

NOTE – Refrigerate this chaat for atleast 30 minutes before serving especially during summers.

Recipe Notes

  • I have not added any lemon juice as it makes the chaat soggy. For the sour taste, I have used Aamchur Powder which is dry mango powder.
  • If you prefer adding lemon juice, add it just before serving.
  • I would highly recommend chilling the fruit salad as it tastes like dessert.
  • I have not used any sugar for this recipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can Fruit Chaat be made ahead?

Yes. Add fruits like apples and pears that oxidize easily (turn brown) when chopped just before serving.

Storing Leftovers

It is recommended to consume this fruit salad fresh. However, leftovers, if any, stay fresh for 24 hours. Keep it covered with a cling film or in a tight container with lid. Citrus fruits, lemon juice etc if added would make the fruit chaat soggy, which please note.

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Fruit Chaat | Easy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit Chaat | Easy Indian Fruit Salad Recipe

Vidya Narayan
Fruit Chaat is a delicious mix of seasonal fresh fruits and Indian Spices. Served chilled, this is a great summer salad, side, mid morning snack or appetizer recipe.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

1 cup is 250 ml, 1 tablespoon is 15ml and 1 teaspoon is 5 ml

  • 2 ½ cups Mixed Fruits Refer notes below
  • ½ tsp Aamchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder)
  • ½ tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • ½ tsp Roasted Jeera Powder
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Sendha Namak or Rock Salt as per taste
  • Mint Leaves finely chopped as required

Instructions
 

  • In a wide mixing bowl, add all the chopped fruits.
  • Add the roasted cumin powder, black pepper powder, amchur powder, chaat masala powder and salt to taste.
  • Toss gently. Note – If you are using fruits like strawberries, it will stain the other fruits so if you don't prefer that, reserve adding it until the end.
  • Allow the fruits to chill in the refrigerator for atleast 30 minutes before serving.
  • Before serving, garnish with finely chopped mint leaves.

Notes

  • Mixed Fruits Used – Apple, Guava, Black Grapes, Banana, Strawberries and Pomegranate pearls.
  • I have not added any lemon juice as it makes the chaat soggy. For the sour taste, I have used Aamchur Powder which is dry mango powder.
  • If you prefer adding lemon juice, add it just before serving.
  • I would highly recommend chilling the fruit salad as it tastes like dessert.
  • I have not used any sugar for this recipe.
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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

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