If you’re looking for Pakistani recipes to make during Ramadan, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find snacks for Iftar, Suhoor ideas, and many dinner recipes. Most of these recipes are healthy and nourishing as well as delicious!

Welcome to the ultimate roundup of Pakistani Ramadan recipes for Suhoor, Iftar, and dinner!

I went through ALL of the recipes on my blog and hand-picked some of my favorite, nourishing, and easy-to-make South Asian Ramadan recipes.

This roundup includes a beautiful mix of tested-and-perfected recipes that are perfect for Ramadan: fiber-filled breakfasts for Sehri (suhoor), creative and wholesome Iftar snacks, easy and nutritious dinners, and traditional desserts. Scroll through for inspiration on what to make this month!

If you try any of these recipes, I’d love for you to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! If you’re on Instagram, snap a photo and tag me so I can see. I always love hearing from you!

If you’d like freezer-friendly options, don’t miss my Freezer-Friendly (Make-Ahead) Ramadan Recipes and Guide. It includes tips on freezing and reheating many of your favorite Pakistani & Indian recipes!

Sehri (Suhoor) Recipes

slow cooker steel cut oats

Date Sweetened Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

5 (1 rating)
I love the texture of steel cut oats, and this an easy/lazy/delicious way to cook them. Plus, I’ve naturally sweetened them with dates. By morning, the dates take on a beautiful purple hue, and become very easy to mix in. Add to that, you’re amping up the nutrition factor with milk. Milk provides protein and other nutrients that will set you up for the day. It’s a complete breakfast.
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Scrambled Egg and Potatoes and paratha on a black plate with a gold spoon

Aloo Anday Ki Bhujia (Bhurji)

4.91 (10 ratings)
This Aloo Anday ki Bhujia (or Bhurji) is a simple, one pot, scrambled egg and potato curry made with ingredients you likely have on hand. Quick, easy, and perfect for dinner or breakfast!
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This image shows mooli wala paratha on a plate with a bowl of yogurt

Easy Mooli Wala Paratha Breakfast Recipe

5 (1 rating)
These traditional Punjabi stuffed flatbreads are popular breakfast item in Pakistan and India. This recipe includes step-by-step photos and simple directions!
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Drink Recipes

Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) Recipe

20-Minute Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

5 (22 ratings)
This easy, one-pot Kashmiri Chai recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make! This is not a traditional Noon Chai recipe, but an accessible version that's still delicious (and pink)! Make it with regular green tea leaves if you can't find Kashmiri tea leaves.
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Perfect Plain Sweet Lassi Recipe

The Perfect Plain Sweet Lassi Recipe

5 (16 ratings)
This is the best plain sweet lassi recipe I’ve ever had and it comes from my brother-in-law’s kitchen. His secret? He uses a small amount of whipping cream to create a lassi drink that’s perfectly sweet, extra creamy, and instantly refreshing.
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Close up of Authentic Pakistani Chai in a white teacup.

Authentic Pakistani Chai

5 (20 ratings)
The typical Pakistani or Indian family drinks chai very different from the chai latte you get at your local coffee shop. This is an authentic cup of chai you will find brewing in the typical Pakistani kitchen.
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Mango Lassi in a clear glass with white straw

The Best Mango Lassi (Restaurant-Style)

5 (6 ratings)
This Mango Lassi recipe makes better-than-restaurant lassi with six easy-to-find ingredients. The base of the recipe is strong while allowing you to adjust to taste according to your mangoes. Tested to perfection!
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Iftar Recipes

Chaat Masala powder in a gold bowl with a golden spoon sitting on a rustic surface

5-Ingredient Chaat Masala

5 (5 ratings)
Love Chaat Masala but want a fresher, healthier alternative to store-bought? This easy Chaat Masala recipe has been years in the making and tastes just like (if not better than) store-bought! The best part? You only need 5 ingredients to make it!
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Pakistani Fruit Chaat (With Easy Chaat Masala Recipe)

5 (4 ratings)
This authentic Pakistani fruit chaat recipe is intense and full of flavor yet light and healthy! It includes an easy, 5-ingredient chaat masala recipe and tips for making the best fruit chaat.
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5 minute chocolate date energy bars

5-minute Chocolate Energy Bars

5 (4 ratings)
These 5-minute Chocolate Energy Bars are the perfect pick-me-up. They’re quick and easy to make, raw, vegan, gluten-free, customizable, satisfying, nourishing, happiness-inducing and chocolatey! 🙂
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Tender Homemade Peri Peri Chicken (with Sauce)

5 (5 ratings)
Here's an easy homemade Peri Peri Chicken recipe (with sauce!) that gives the most tender, juicy results. This recipe requires just 10 simple ingredients and any cut of bone-in chicken (leg quarters, thighs, or even a cut up whole chicken). 
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Healthier Pan-Fried Pakora

Pan-Fried Pakistani Pakora

5 (9 ratings)
This is my healthier spin on the traditionally deep-fried Pakistani/Punjabi pakora (onion and potato fritter). These pakoras are an ideal snack, naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, and I’ve included a simple green chutney recipe to go with them!
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Seekh Kebab garnished with cilantro on a white plate

Pakistani Seekh Kebab (Ground Beef Skewers)

5 (11 ratings)
A simple, uncomplicated Seekh Kebab recipe made with ingredients you likely have on hand. This recipe includes tips on how to make flavorful, tender kebabs that don't break or fall off the skewers. Includes pan-frying, baking, and air-frying instructions.
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Stack of three Aloo Ki Tikkis (Pakistani-Style Potato Cakes) on a round white plate garnished with mint leaves.

Easy Pakistani Aloo Ki Tikki – Potato Cutlets

5 (7 ratings)
This recipe for Pakistani-style Aloo Ki Tikki is made with mashed potatoes, onions, herbs, and spices. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian (or optionally vegan).
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A white plate with Shami Kebab alongside a bowl of raita, lemon wedge and garnished with mint leaves.

Easy Shami Kebab (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

4.93 (27 ratings)
Shami kebabs are tender patties made with beef and (yellow split peas) along with onion, herbs and spices. This recipe includes Instant Pot and stovetop instructions! Naturally gluten-free!
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Baked Peri Peri Chicken Tenders with Green Beans

5 (4 ratings)
These Baked Peri Peri Chicken Tenders with Masala Green Beans are a quick and easy sheet pan dinner the entire family will love.
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Coconut Cacao Date Balls

Coconut Raspberry Cacao Bliss Balls

5 (2 ratings)
These coconut cacao date balls are quick, easy and nutritious as a snack or dessert. They’re perfect for kids and make a wonderful Valentine’s day treat.
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Rice Recipes

Chicken Biryani on a gold-trimmed platter with a silver rice spoon resting on the side

Pakistani Chicken Biryani (The BEST!)

5 (94 ratings)
An uncomplicated yet authentic Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions (no curveballs!) and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor. Tested to perfection!
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Easy Instant Pot Chana Pulao

Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao (Chickpea Pilaf) – 20-minute prep!

4.96 (44 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao is easy, flavorful, and it takes less than 20 minutes of total prep time! Perfect for a weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for guests. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian! 
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Instant Pot Chicken Pulao in a bowl garnished with cilantro.

Instant Pot Chicken Pulao

4.91 (32 ratings)
This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Pulao recipe requires just 25 minutes of prep time and results in tender boneless chicken and perfectly cooked rice.
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Beef Recipes

Instant Pot Pakistani-style Haleem made with beef and grains in a white bowl with wooden spoon and garnishing

Easy Pakistani Haleem Recipe (Instant Pot)

4.95 (18 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Haleem recipe is authentic, full of classic flavor, and the perfect consistency…Yet easy to achieve in the Instant Pot.
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Pakistani Beef Curry (Stew) in a bowl on top of a plate with naan

Easy Instant Pot Pakistani Beef Curry (Stew)

5 (24 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Beef Curry, or stew, is an easy recipe in which boneless beef stew meat is cooked alongside yogurt and whole spices. Also called Istu, or Ishto, this is a deeply flavorful yet healthy, dump-and-go Instant Pot beef recipe.
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Aloo Keema (Ground Beef and potato curry) in a bowl with basmati rice and naan.

Aloo Keema (Ground Beef and Potato Curry)

5 (27 ratings)
Here's a recipe for an authentic, homestyle, Pakistani & North Indian style Aloo Keema (Keema Curry with potatoes). This is a traditional, one-pot recipe that's simple, easy-to make, and gives the most flavorful results!
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Easy Instant Pot Nihari

Easy Instant Pot Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew)

5 (28 ratings)
This Instant Pot Nihari recipe takes 30 minutes of prep time but does not compromise on the authentic taste of this traditional Pakistani Beef Stew! Layers of flavor in every bite!
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Pakistani Beef Kofta Curry-2

Pakistani Beef Kofta Curry (Meatball Curry)

4.96 (66 ratings)
Beef Kofta Curry, or simply kofte, is a traditional Pakistani curry made of tender meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavorful sauce. This recipe has all the authentic flavor of old-fashioned kofte but it’s made in an easier, more approachable way.
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Keema Matar

Keema Matar (Ground Beef and Peas Curry)

5 (26 ratings)
This Pakistani and Indian-style Keema Matar (Ground Beef and Peas Curry) is an easy, one-pot keema recipe that’s deeply flavorful with no whole spices used. This recipe also includes tips on how to make Keema curry with ground chicken.
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Easy Instant Pot Keema

5 (10 ratings)
This Instant Pot Keema (Ground Beef Curry) is quick and easy to prepare and full of traditional flavor. It requires simple ingredients and has no whole spices to bite into, which makes it incredibly versatile and perfect for as a filling for samosas, puff pastry, and more. This recipe also includes instructions on how to adapt it to the stovetop.
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Chicken Recipes

Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry

Baked Tandoori Chicken Curry (Easy & Authentic)

4.88 (24 ratings)
This Oven-Baked Tandoori Chicken curry recipe is so simple, but tastes like you spent hours on it. 20 minutes of prep time only! Easy and authentic, with no finicky steps.
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Chicken Korma in a large pot with a wooden spoon.

The BEST Authentic Chicken Korma

4.91 (43 ratings)
This is a warm, deeply flavorful Chicken Korma recipe that has all the authentic flavor with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. Tested & perfected!!
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken Side

Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Easy and Authentic)

5 (25 ratings)
This tried-and-tested restaurant-style Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe is easy to prepare yet yields authentic, deep flavor and tender chicken!
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Saucy Chicken Shashlik with bell peppers and onions in a black skillet with a white napkin underneath

Chicken Shashlik (Saucy with Gravy) – Indo-Chinese Recipe

5 (14 ratings)
Chicken Shashlik is an Indo-Chinese recipe that's made with boneless chicken, bell peppers, and onion. Similar to Chicken Manchurian, this dish is coated in a sweet and spicy gravy that's bursting with flavor. This is an easy, kid-friendly weeknight dinner that can be made quickly and easily with pantry staples.
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Authentic Chicken Curry in a dutch oven garnished with cilantro

Authentic Chicken Curry (Easy Chicken Salan)

5 (5 ratings)
An Authentic Chicken Curry (or Chicken Salan) recipe made in the traditional Pakistani and North Indian style. This is a simple, one-pot curry recipe that you can make in under an hour. This recipe includes instructions for using bone-in or boneless chicken.
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Closeup of Achari Chicken garnished with green chili and julienned ginger

Easy Achari Chicken

5 (8 ratings)
This is an easy, fuss-free, yet flavorful recipe for Achari Chicken, or Indian and Pakistani chicken curry made with pickling spices.
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tandoori chicken pizza

Tandoori Chicken Pizza From Scratch

5 (2 ratings)
This Tandoori Chicken Pizza is made from scratch and loaded with intense flavor in every bite!
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Chicken Curry with potatoes on a plate with rice and vegetables with a glass of water on the side

Instant Pot Pakistani Chicken Curry

5 (16 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Instant Pot Chicken Curry includes bone-in chicken and potatoes and requires just 30 minutes of *total* prep time! This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients, minimal chopping, and no complicated steps!
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A bowl of Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes with a golden spoon.

Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

5 (18 ratings)
This coconut chicken curry with potatoes is made from scratch in the Pakistani & North Indian style and uses coconut milk to give it a korma-like finish. This recipe uses clean, wholesome ingredients and good-for-you spices that you likely have on hand!
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Holding Chicken Karahi in a karahi

Pakistani Chicken Karahi

5 (89 ratings)
This is a restaurant-style Pakistani Chicken Karahi recipe that can be prepared quickly and easily with no finicky steps.
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Vegetarian Recipes

Spinach and Potato Curry (Aloo Palak) in a white bowl with roti

Spinach and Potato Curry – Aloo Palak (Easy & Authentic)

5 (41 ratings)
This quick and easy Spinach & Potato (Aloo Palak) curry recipe is healthy, full of authentic flavor, and naturally vegetarian (or vegan, if you omit the ghee). This curry is unique in that the potatoes boil on the side while you're preparing the curry, reducing any extra time to wait on the potatoes.
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Okra Curry on a white plate

Easy & Authentic Bhindi Masala (Okra Curry)

5 (16 ratings)
This easy Pakistani & Indian-style Bhindi Masala recipe (Okra curry) consists of stir-fried okra enveloped in a savory onion and tomato curry. I’ve tested this dry bhindi curry recipe countless times and I’m confident it will blow you away.
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Baingan Bharta (Oven-Roasted Eggplant Curry) in a speckled bowl with naan and garnished cilantro.

Easy Baingan Bharta (Oven Roasted/Broiled Eggplant Curry)

5 (23 ratings)
Baingan Bharta is a prized Indian and Pakistani (Punjabi) dish. It consists of roasted eggplant in a delicately spiced dry curry. This recipe includes instructions on how to broil it in the oven, plus some essential tips on how to get it to taste amazing!
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Authentic Chana Masala garnished with cilantro and julienned ginger in a black skillet

Authentic Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry)

5 (15 ratings)
This authentic Indian & Pakistani-style Chana Masala recipe is vibrant, with just the right amount of tanginess, and rich in spicy flavor. This recipe makes tender, flavorful chickpeas in a perfectly spiced curry and requires simple ingredients that are commonly used in South Asian cooking. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that’s healthy, naturally vegan, and gluten-free.
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Mixed Vegetable Curry in a bowl with roti inside

Easy Mixed Vegetable Curry

5 (27 ratings)
This Easy Mixed Vegetable Curry is perfect as a weeknight dinner or side dish. It comes together with very little effort with ingredients you have on hand. Vegan and Gluten-Free!
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Plate of Maash Ki Dal (Urad Dal) with cucumbers and carrots garnished with sliced onions, green chilies and cilantro beside a plate of roti.

Pakistani Urad Dal (Maash Ki Dal)

5 (19 ratings)
Maash ki Dal, or sukhi (dry) split urad dal, may not be mainstream, but it's beloved by all who've tried it. This recipe makes it in the traditional Pakistani and Punjabi way – dry, as in firm, but cooked through – and adorned with delicate slivers of ginger and warming green chili peppers.
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Aloo Gobi Potato Cauliflower curry

Pakistani Aloo Gobi – Potato and Cauliflower Curry

5 (19 ratings)
This Pakistani Aloo Gobi curry recipe is authentic, juicy, and mouthwatering thanks to a surprising touch of umami. Naturally gluten-free and vegan!
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Zucchini Courgette Curry in a bowl

Pakistani Zucchini (Courgette) Curry | Toriyan (Torai ki Sabzi)

4.98 (95 ratings)
This is an easy, flavorful, fan-favorite Indian and Pakistani Zucchini (Courgette) Curry called Toriyan or torai ki sabzi in Urdu. This is a tasty vegan curry that'll transform everyday Zucchini into something even kids will love!
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Authentic Kadhi Pakora on a speckled plate with tadka made of cumin seeds, red chili, and cilantro on top

Kadhi Pakora (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

5 (13 ratings)
This is a classic Punjabi-style Kadhi Pakora recipe with Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions. This recipe uses accessible ingredients and has a shortened cook time but remains true to the flavors of traditional Pakistani and North Indian Kadhi. The recipe as-is makes a large batch (8-10 servings), or enough for a crowd. Adjust servings to 4 to halve the recipe.
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Dessert Recipes

Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

Easy Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

5 (13 ratings)
This authentic Instant Pot Carrot Halwa recipe is made in the traditional Pakistani & Indian style but without hours of active time over the stove. So comforting, naturally gluten-free, and only requires 6 ingredients!
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Sooji Semolina Halwa

Traditional Sooji ka Halwa (Semolina Halwa)

5 (8 ratings)
Halwa is a famous dessert that is prepared all over the world with various ingredients and in countless forms. This 20-minute recipe is prepared with semolina in the Pakistani and North Indian style.
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The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

5 (35 ratings)
This Instant Pot Kheer (Pakistani & Indian Rice Pudding) recipe has the classic flavor of old-fashioned kheer without the fuss. This is a restaurant-inspired recipe that's been rigorously tested and perfected until I can confidently call it the BEST Instant Pot kheer.
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A large bowl with sheer khurma served with spoons and nuts in small bowls

20-Minute Seviyan (Sheer Khurma)

5 (5 ratings)
This quick and easy Seviyan (Sheer Khurma) recipe takes around 20 minutes make from start to finish. It's a creamy, flavorful, tested-and-perfected vermicelli pudding recipe that couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Perfect on its own or with extras like dates and nuts.
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40+ Pakistani Ramadan Recipes Including Pakistani Fruit Chaat (With Easy Chaat Masala Recipe)

This authentic Pakistani fruit chaat recipe is intense and full of flavor yet light and healthy! It includes an easy, 5-ingredient chaat masala recipe and tips for making the best fruit chaat.

Ingredients 

Fresh Fruit (Options Below) – Yields 5 1/2 – 6 cups chopped fruit

  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1 small mandarin, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 small mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup blueberries, (or sub berries of choice)
  • 1/3 cup grapes, cut lengthwise if large
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 banana, cut lengthwise and sliced

Fruit Chaat

  • 2-4 tsp chaat masala (may need less for store-bought), see (full recipe) or below for small-batch
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice, (or sub juice of choice)
  • 1 tsp sugar, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice, optional
  • 1/3 cup cooked chickpeas (drain and rinse if using canned), optional
  • mint, optional, for garnish

Chaat Masala – Yields ~4 tsp

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor powder)
  • 1/2 tsp pomegranate seeds (anardana), or sub pomegranate powder
  • 1/4 tsp heaped black salt, (or sub pink salt)
  • generous pinch red chili pepper
  • 2 black peppercorns, optional

Equipment

  • Optional – spice grinder OR mortar and pestle

Instructions 

To make the Chaat Masala

  • Heat a small pan over low-medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and dry-roast for 2-3 minutes, or until they turn fragrant and begin to deepen in color. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Transfer the cumin seeds to a spice grinder and add the rest of the spices. Grind into a fine powder. Set aside.

To make the Fruit Chaat

  • Combine the fruit and fruit chaat ingredients (except mint) in a serving bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve fresh or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.* Best consumed within 1 day.

Notes

*If using bananas, add them right before serving. See post for more tips.
Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 386mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 745IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

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