fruit chaat recipe, how to make fruit chaat

fruit chaat recipe – this is a delhi style tasty fruit chaat recipe which is spiced, savory, sweet and tangy. fruit chaat is made of a mix of fresh seasonal fruits and tubers like potatoes and sweet potatoes. the fruits and tubers are mixed with chaat masala and some more indian spices. thus the fruits retain their sweetness and yet are spicy and tangy to taste.

fruit chaat

so is not fruit chaat a fruit salad?

nope. in a fruit salad there is no spicy or savory factor. in fruit chaat even the fruits become laden with the flavors of the spices.

healthy-fruit-chaat

spice powders that are mainly used in fruit chaat are

  • chaat masala
  • roasted cumin powder
  • red chilli powder
  • black salt

another difference – fruit chaat which is a popular street food in north india & pakistan has tuber roots along with the fruits – mainly potatoes and sweet potatoes

i asked hubby as he has grown up & lived in delhi, as to what are the fruits that make up in the chaat. his answer was the common fruits are papaya, banana, oranges, pomegranate, grapes, apples & pineapple.

so my next question was – are the potatoes fried or boiled? to which he replied the sweet potatoes are boiled and the regular potatoes are fried.

fried potatoes for fruit chaat

but weight and diet watchers – you can boil the potatoes instead of frying them.

to sum up, i have also had fruit chaat in mumbai. but in mumbai we call it fruit salad and not chaat. only fruits are used – no tubers. just sprinkled with some chaat masala & black salt.

so now after reading this post and seeing the nice pics, it is time for you to head in your kitchen and make a spicy fruit chaat.

fruit chaat delhi chaat

make use of seasonal fruits or whatever fruits are available in your area, like for e.g,  i used mangoes in the chaat. also i added fruits which i had in the kitchen.

also some contributions to add from one of the blog readers huma ahmed who is originally from lahore, pakistan. huma says that the chaat which they make in their household and all the people she knows of – they make it with seasonal fruits.

potatoes are mainly used with chana chaat or dahi pakoris. boiled sweet potatoes by themselves with lemon juice and chaat masaala. if it is the orange season, then orange juice is squeezed on the fruits and if not in the season then ready made orange juice is added.

fruit chaat

summer is the best season for the fruits. since ramadan is going to start from next week, so this fruit chaat is a staple at the time of breaking fast. they use mangoes, apples, grapes, bananas, peaches, plums, apricots, pomegranate/anaar, guavas etc, with lemon juice, orange juice, and chaat masala.

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fruit chaat

4.5 from 2 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):1 medium size bowl
fruit chaat recipe
fruit chaat recipe - spiced indian fruit salad.

INGREDIENTS FOR fruit chaat

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 banana, peeled & chopped
  • 1 large mango, peeled & cubed
  • 1 large apple, cubed
  • 2 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled & cubed
  • 1 large potato boiled, peeled and cubed or fried
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black salt or add as required

HOW TO MAKE fruit chaat

  • rub the lemon juice on the banana and apple cubes.
  • this is so that they don't get discolored and also gives a sour hint to the fruits.
  • mix the mangoes and sweet potatoes with the banana & apples.
  • chill in the refrigerator if you want or proceed further.
  • fry the potatoes.
  • before serving mix the fried potatoes with the rest of the fruits.
  • add all the spice powders and salt. mix well.
  • serve fruit chaat garnished with some mint leaves.
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61 comments/reviews

  1. I have one request for you, if you add the images for each step, that would be a great help while preparing the same.4 stars

  2. Just now made it as an evening snack. It is lovely……thanks a lot for such a healthy and quick recipe. Mine was not that healthy as I added fried potatoes. But they are too yummy to resist;)

  3. Great pics of the fruit chaat…

    Can anyone tell me where to buy the Leaf Bowls in the US?

    Thank you!

  4. hi let me congratulate for ur achievement in honest cooking may god give u lot of strength to get many more goals in ur life thanks for fruit chaat recipe

        • chaat masala is a blend of spices and will take quite some time to get those spices in the first place and then make it. its readily available in the super stores. so just don’t add if you don’t have chaat masala. there is no other option.

  5. hi , this fruit chaat is really sooooooo tasty ..my kids became fan to this dish ,thanks for ur great recipe

  6. Congratulations on being accepted as the contributor to Honest cooking!! That must be very exciting for you! I love your writing, pictures, and recipes, so it’s wonderful that more people get to enjoy them. 🙂 Nice good-looking street food!

  7. I love fruit chaat… never had potatoes in my fruit chaat ever.

    Congrats on being accepted as the contributor to Honest cooking… It sounds like a great website. I’m off to check it out!

  8. Delicious looking! I wil try this out…
    I had something similar though in a different form- it was long mango and apple slices which we dipped in a dry powder mix of chili, masala and salt. It was a very practical picnic recipe that didn’t have to be prepared beforehand–the fruit was sliced when we arrived at the park, and the powder was already mixed and simply poured into a bowl for dipping.

    • thanks for this info sathya. i remember having mango slices this way somewhere in maharashtra… but cannot recollect which place.

  9. Thats a very yummy and healthy chaat. Happy to follow you… Do check out my blog when u find time

  10. Originally, I am from Lahore,Pakistan and the chaat which is made in our household and people I know make with all the seasonal fruits. Potatoes are mainly used with chaana chaat or Dahi Pakoris. Sweet potatoes by themselves with lemon juice and chaat masaala.If it is Oranges season we squeeze orange juice and if not in the season then orange juice available in cartons for drinking. Summer is the best season for the fruits. Now Ramadan is going to start from next week so this is a staple at the time of breaking fast. We use mangoes, apples, grapes, bananas, peaches, plums, apricots, Anaars, guavas etc, with lemon juice, orange juice, and chaat masala. By the way today I made the murmura chaat and it turned out great. I did not use heeng as I run away from it. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes.

    • thanks huma for sharing the info on the way the fruit chaat is made and served in pakistan. i shall update the post with this bit that you have given. i am thankful to you for sharing this.

      when readers like you contribute and share, the article or post becomes more richer with information. every place, every city and every country has its own speciality and uniqueness.

      sometimes before writing a post i do my own research on google. i had come across some recipes where orange juice was added to the fruits, but i did not know the authenticity of the information & the recipes as well. you have cleared my doubts now. next time i will add orange juice and make the fruit chaat 🙂

      i personally know that during ramadan the fast is broken by fruit chaat and so many delicious things. i have hands on experience with the whole platter… with some of my mohammedan friends who would invite us for the feast. some delicious & healthy pakoras & patties also coming up in the next posts.

  11. Yummy ! I tried this recipe. It came out really very tasty. Thanks a lot for giving so delicious recipes.

  12. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news.
    The fruit chaat does look amazing and I will try it soon.

  13. Congratulations Dassana! You’ll be among the best contributors. This is one of my fav chaats. I roast the potatoes in the oven and they are prefect for this. Beautiful clicks as always!

  14. First let me thank you on your much deserved achievement of getting on to the band waggon of
    ” Honest cooking” which is a No-small-achievement. May you win more laurels,which I am sure you will do. Your ” fruit chat” is something fantastic. I never could imagine that fruits and masala go together. This would be a mouth watering receipe. Specially all citrus fruits nd other insipid fruits mixes very well with the masala and enhance ” the Khatta meeta and spicey” taste. Thanks once again for giving this fine receipe.

  15. Yes an honest to goodness recipe… fruit n spice. All that’s nice 🙂 Congrats on your acceptance as contributor to ‘honest cooking’.

  16. Congratulations Dassana. Yes, with all that talent and penchant you have for writing and oh dedication, you deserved to be on Honestcooking:) I actually wish you more luck than just contributor there. What I wish for? I seriously don’t know and I will wait to see your talent reaching heights!