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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.
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Diet Gluten Free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chaat masala, fruit chaat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 149kcal

Equipment

  • Optional - spice grinder OR mortar and pestle

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

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

Chaat Masala - Yields ~4 tsp

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp pomegranate powder (anardana)
  • 3/4 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor powder)
  • 1/4 tsp black salt (or sub pink salt)
  • 1/8 tsp red chili pepper
  • 2 black peppercorns optional

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.

Nutrition

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