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Fruit Chaat #1

5 apples
5 oranges
1 pound green grapes
1 pound black grapes
1 pound red grapes
4 bananas
1 pomegranate
3 teaspoons coriander powder
1-1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1-1/2 lemons (juiced)
Salt to taste
3 cups sugar

First peel off the fruits and slice into small sizes. Take whole coriander and red chilly and toast in a fry pan for 1 minute, then powder them. Mix together spice powder, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and juice from one orange, and mix together. Mix all together in a bowl with the sliced fruits, keeping banana aside for last. When everything is well mixed, add the bananas last the lightly mix in.

Fruit Chaat #2

6 oz. canned guavas, drained
6 oz. honeydew melon
4 oz. pears
4 oz apples
4 oz tangerines
1/4 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
pinch chili powder
pinch finely ground black pepper
2-3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tsp lemon juice
fresh mint leaves, crushed as garnish

Cut up all fruits into small cubes or tiny segments so that the spices can mingle into fruits easily. Mix all spices together in a bowl, pour in sugar, orange and lemon juices, stir and shake the mixture to blend them. Pour over the fruit, mix gently, garnish with mint leaves and chill well before serving

Fruit Masala

2 cups mixed fruit chunks
1 tbsp. garam masala powder
1 tbsp. honey
2 medium sized tomatoes
2 green chilies
1 tbsp. chopped green coriander
2 tbsps. butter
2 tbsps. Cream
1/4 tsp. asofoetida
Salt to taste

Put butter in the kadai and fry finely chopped tomatoes and sliced green chilies. Pour in one cup of water. When it bubbles, add the fruits, honey, garam masala powder and salt to taste. Simmer for a few minutes. Drizzle cream on top. Sprinkle chopped green coriander and offer while hot.