Red White and Blue Fruit Salad with Spices (Chaat)

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While growing up, fruit salad meant cutting all kinds of available fruits in the house and addition of custard milk to it and to make it into a creamy stuff. It is more like custard than fruit salad. Mom used to make it every other week for us. She would include all the seasonal fruit available there. There is also a version of eating fruits In India and Pakistan, wherein they make fruit chaat with seasonal fruits and off course it has spices, mainly chaat masala.

 My daughter loves to eat salad in her lunch box; her salad must have carrot, red bell pepper and apple or pear with dill pickle and raspberry vinaigrette. One time I bought accidently some other vinaigrette. She doesn’t even want to touch it. Raspberry vinaigrette should be made by Ken’s Steak House dressing. No other company’s vinaigrette t appeals to my 4 year old. I don’t know how come she knows about the brand. When I was kid I didn’t care about the brands. May be it is the taste of this particular vinaigrette? Do your kids have any preferences?
 Nidhi likes strawberry banana in smoothie which her evening snack. She calls it as strawberry juice. I blend strawberry, banana, milk and sugar to a creamy consistency and gave it to her. She will drink it in her special orange cup with straw. My prince also loves it.
In her school they are teaching her about making patriotic cake with play dough. I thought I will make some red white and blue salad instead of smoothie for her evening snack. I thought for a change I will make fruit chaat with strawberries, banana, apple and blueberries. I added lime juice, salt, chaat masala, black salt. If you want it spicy add pepper or red chili powder. Since I want to feed to my little one I didn’t add any chili or pepper powder.  My hubby loves to takes his guava, mango with pinch of salt and red chili powder.
Chaat masala is unique spice blend of cumin seeds, fennel seeds, dry mango powder, black salt, Carom seeds, powdered ginger, mint etc. If you want to make it homemade here is the recipe
So give it try when you need some change in your usual salad. You can also add boiled potato or sweet potato. However I skipped that.
Hope everybody is busy with 4th of July celebration, fire up the grill and enjoy the parade and fireworks.

Red white and Blue Fruit Salad with Spices
 Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 serving


1 small banana
6 no strawberries
1 Apple
1/4 cup blueberries
¼ teaspoon of roasted cumin powder
¼ teaspoon chaat masala (I used store bought)
1/8 teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon black salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
    In a bowl, chop banana and strawberries, apple and then add blueberries. When you are ready to serve add lime juice, salt and spice powders.  Enjoy



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  1. says

    Great looking and refreshing salad, Swathi. I never thought of adding spices to a fruit salad, sounds delicious.

  2. says

    Colorful, healthy and delicious fruit salad. I’m also a fan of chaat masala in salads, they blend well!!
    Happy 4th of july!!

  3. says

    I never would have thought of using such spices in a fruit salad. Sounds and looks delicious! Hope you’ve having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

  4. says

    Fresh and yummy salad! Nidhi has good taste – I used to love Ken’s Honey Mustard dressing – no other could compare until I started making it at home. Hope you all had a great 4th of July and long weekend!