In India, fruit is often enjoyed with a sprinkling of salt, ground black pepper, ground red pepper and lime juice.
Today we welcome Shubhra Ramineni aka Spice Girl Kitchen to WOT to share her recipe for this Summer Spiced Fruit Salad (Fruit Chaat). The combination of seasoning that is used in India is what is used here to create a quick, easy and beautiful Indian fruit salad that gives a tangy twist to sweet fruits.
When in season, guavas are the highlight of this fruit salad and are an unexpected flavorful treat when people bite into them. Spice Girl Kitchen included her favorite fruits in this recipe, but you may choose any combination of fruits you like. Keep in mind that bananas are a favorite Indian fruit!
The acidity of the lime juice in this recipe also delays the fresh cut fruit from browning, so you can prepare this dish up to an hour in advance before serving. Spice Girl Kitchen prefers not to peel any of the fruit (except the banana!) so that you can keep the natural color to make a bright fruit salad.
Summer Spiced Fruit Salad
- 1 guava, chopped into bite-size cubes (peel on)
- 1 red apple, chopped into bite-size cubes (peel on)
- 1 pear, chopped into bite-size cubes (peel on)
- 1 peach, chopped into bite-size cubes (peel on)
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 banana
- 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- juice of one lime
- In a large serving bowl, place the guava, apple, pear, peach and grapes.
- Cut the banana into ¼-inch slices and place in the bowl.
- Add the red pepper, salt, black pepper and lime juice. Mix well. Enjoy now or refrigerate for later!
ABOUT SPICE GIRL KITCHEN — Shubhra Ramineni is a cookbook author, culinary instructor and mom to three sweet children and a furbaby. Shubhra grew up in Houston, TX enjoying healthy, traditional Indian food and she learned to cook from her mother, an excellent home cook and a professional dietitian. Determined to eat well despite her busy schedule as a chemical engineer with an MBA, Shubhra set out to adapt traditional Indian recipes for the lifestyles of today’s professionals and busy moms like her, creating dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare Indian recipes with both English and metric measurements in her award- winning cookbooks, Entice with Spice, Easy and Quick Indian Recipes for Beginners, and Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking (both available on Amazon). Her no-fuss cooking methods and time-saving tips will remove any intimidation of cooking Indian food. Shubhra shares quick and easy recipes vidoes on her “Spice Girl Kitchen”