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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fruit chaat (Indian fruit salad) (raw vegan)

This chaat (Indian side-dish) is not necessarily a dessert, although it can very well work as one if you want it too. Just think of it as regular vegetable salad if you want it as a side to a warm curry, or as a spicier version of fruit salad if you want it as dessert (but put it in a fancy ice-cream cup in that case, to help with the dessert-thinking). :)
Anyway you want to have it, it's definitely an interesting ethnic food experiment. 
Recipe taken from Manjula

Last year: only another kind of bun in the oven and no cooking due to nausea :)

Ingredients (serves 3-4):
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 250 g strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 10 cm of a large cucumber
  • 1/2 of a green chili
  • a few sprigs of cilantro (or curly leaf parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar (or honey or agave syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Prepare the main fruits and vegetables and wash them:

Start chopping them up finely (only the oranges peeled) and putting the resulting cubes and bits into a salad bowl.

When they're all in the bowl season with finely chopped cilantro, finely chopped green chili pepper and a vinaigrette made of lemon and ginher juices, salt, pepper, sugar and cumin. Mix well and it's done.

Serve with your favorite stew or by itself. Dig in! :)


  1. Mmmmm...this is my kind of dessert! Love that it has a bit of spice :)

  2. Hi Miriam & Bogdan, your salad look very appetizing. Love the combination.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.


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