Fruit chaat is the most common way to consume fruits in the month of Ramadan in Pakistan. Nearly, everyone in Pakistan, make this fruit salad to give their bodies energy, vitamins and nutrients, moreover its very refreshing and if you are on diet or you want to lose weight, then this is the best thing you can have because it is filling and full fills all the healthy requirements of your body ….
1 banana (sliced)
1 apple with skin (sliced)
1 pear with skin (sliced)
5-6 grapes cut in half
4 dates (firm, sliced)
1 mandarin/ orange (squeezed)
Some salt and black pepper
A pinch of roasted powdered cumin
1 strawberry sliced
½ kiwi fruit sliced
½ cup sliced pineapple
½ cup diced guava (Optional)
2 tbspns boiled chickpeas
-Combine all the ingredients in a deep mixing bowl and mix.
-Take it out in a serving bowl.
-Decorate it with some fruit slices and serve chilled in Iftar or as a desert.
-You can use several other fruits like melon, pomegranate, Feijoas etc.
Papri Chaat is a popular street food of South Asia, specially Pakistan and India. Both countries make them in different ways, Indians use curried chickpeas and raw ginger garlic paste in this recipe whereas Pakistanis use simple boiled chickepeas, this is the Pakistani version of Papri Chaat, do try this and make your day ….
3 cups homemade papri or market papri (broken into small pieces)
1 ½ cups boiled chickpeas
1 onion chopped (large onion)
1 ½ cup yogurt
1 tbspn sugar
1 cup water
1 – 2 tbspns tamarind chutney
1 – 2 tbspns mint-coriander chutney (optional)
1 tbspn chaat masala
1 tbspn chopped coriander
1 tspn roasted ground cumin seeds
1 cup boiled dice peeled potatoes
-Beat yogurt, water and sugar until they form a smooth textured mixture.
-In a shallow glass dish, lay a layer of 2 cups of papri, then chickpeas, then potatoes, then half of the onions and then spread the yogurt mixture.
-Garnish with the rest of the papri, coriander leaves, onions, cumin seed powder, tamarind chutney and mint-coriander chutney.