Fruit Chaat Recipe Pakistani Style: Uniquely Tasty And Simply Moreish

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Pakistani style fruit chaat in a crystal bowl with white napkin, a spoon and some fruits on the background

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Spiced Up Fruit Salad

Fruit Chaat is basically a spiced-up fruit salad that offers the aroma of a unique spice that blends with the fruits mixture. In shorts, it’s a more interesting way to eat your fruit salad. Plus, the spices can offer some benefits to our health in general. 

And this type of salad is common among the cuisines from the Indian sub-continent. Every Indian, Pakistani, Bengali will have their own version of fruit chaat. But the essence is the same. It’s a fruit salad with a generous sprinkle of spices.

Fruit Chaat Masala

The spices mix itself is what you call fruit chaat masala. And it may vary from one to another as some may use more ingredients than others. 

The recipe I’m sharing here is based on what I have enjoyed and learned from my Pakistani family and friends. Hence, the title is fruit chaat recipe Pakistani style. 


a bowl of Pakistani fruit chaat with a white napkin underneath the bowl and some fruits in the background

And the chaat masala that I often use is the Laziza brand. Though I sometimes use Shan as well. But really, I prefer making my own chaat masala that tastes superior to the shop-bought one because it doesn’t have any additives.

If you don’t have many varieties of spices in stock, you can always use fewer varieties of spices. The easy ones are red chilli powder, black pepper and cinnamon as these three spices are almost always existent in most kitchens.

Whatever Fruits You Love

Just like any salad, you can use and mix any fruits you love. Though the basic ones that almost always go to this Pakistani fruit salad are bananas, apple, pear, grapes and oranges/ clementines.

Yet, in this recipe, I use a slightly different mix. To show how far you can go in terms of choosing and combining your fruits. 

As an idea, you would want to balance the texture of your salad. So you want a nice mixture of hard fruits and soft fruits.

In my households, the hard fruits will be apples and pears.

But when it comes to soft fruits, the choices are endless. The fruit types that we have used are mango, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, peaches, pineapple, clementines, oranges, and (very rarely) bananas. Yes, my kids are not keen on having bananas in fruit salad, so I often opt it out. But of course, you’re more than welcome to put bananas in your salad.

ingredients for fruit chaat Pakistani style

A Twist Of Traditional Fruit Chaat

You may come across other recipes that offer more simplicity by using nothing but a fruit mixture and spices. 

And that’s what I learned the first time I had this Pakistani style fruit salad. 

But I find it slightly boring and my kids don’t really fancy it. So I made a twist.

I add a mixture of mango pulp and orange juice for the dressing. And what a little tweak with a big punchy flavour this dressing makes. My fruit chaat is more deliciously delightful and simply moreish. 

Just Throw All The Ingredients In A Bowl

photo collage of making fruit salad

Yup. That’s how you make the salad in general anyway, right?

You just wash, peel, cut or chop your fruits.

Then mix all the dressing ingredients. 

Lastly, sprinkle the spices. 

As simple as that. 

When To Enjoy Your Spicy Fruit Salad

Traditionally my family and friends will have fruit chaat at iftar (breaking the fast) time in Ramadan almost every day. I think the idea is to make sure the 5 a day intake after the long hours of fasting. 

However, you can always enjoy this spiced-up fruit salad any day and anytime. 

Serve it on the day you have a barbecue or as a part of your festive Eid food spread. 

Related Recipes

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Yield: 4 portions

Fruit Chaat Recipe Pakistani Style

Fruit chaat in Pakistani style in a crystal bowl with a white napkin, a spoon and some fruits in the background

Fruit Chaat is a spiced-up fruit salad that offers the aroma of a unique spice that blends with the fruits. It’s a more interesting way to eat your fruit salad.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 granny smith apples.
  • 2 pears.
  • 1 mango.
  • 1 big slice of pineapple.
  • 1 small punnet/ 150 gr grapes (green, red, or black).
  • 1 punnet/ 150 gr raspberries (I used frozen ones).
  • ⅓ cup/ 80 ml mango pulp.
  • 2 tbsp/ 30 ml orange juice.
  • 1 tsp chaat masala, or according to taste.

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and cut the apples and pears. Place them in a salad bowl/ mixing bowl.
  2. Peel and cut the mango into cubes. Add them into the bowl.
  3. Cut the pineapple in chunks, then add in the apple mixture.
  4. Wash and cut the grapes in halves. Add them into the apple and pear mix.
  5. Add in the raspberries.
  6. Pour in the mango pulp and orange juice into the fruit mix. Gently stir well until the fruits are coated with the mango and orange mix.
  7. Sprinkle the chaat masala and mix well again.
  8. You can sprinkle extra chaat masala as garnish when serving.

Notes

  • If you don’t have mango pulp, you can make your own by blending some mango flesh with a little water or juice in a blender until you get a nice and smoothie-like mango mixture.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 9gSugar 38gProtein 2g

The nutrition calculation you find here is just a guide provided by online nutrition calculator. You should not use to substitute advice from nutritionists or health practitioners.

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What is the meaning of fruit chaat?

A spiced-up fruit salad that offers the aroma of a unique spice that blend with the mixture of fruits. In other words, it’s a fruit salad with a generous sprinkle of spices.

What is chaat masala made of?

Chaat masala is made of a mixture of several different spices such as Red Chilli, Salt, Roasted Cumin Powder, Sugar, Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon, Bay Leaves, Cardamom, Star Anise, and Dried Ginger.

How can I spice up fruit?

You can enhance and spice up the fruit by adding some spices such as Red Chilli, Salt, Roasted Cumin Powder, Sugar, Black Pepper, Clove, Cinnamon, Dried Ginger, etc.

What can we use instead of chaat masala?

If you don’t have many varieties of spices in stock, you can always use fewer varieties. The easy ones are dried ginger, black pepper and cinnamon as these three spices are almost always existent in most kitchens.

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