Seasonal Fruit Chat With Kachalu

Seasonal Fruit Chat With Kachalu

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Aaloo Kachalu beta kahan gaye the? Bengan Ki tokri mein so rahe the. Bengan ne lat mari Ro rahe the,Mummy ne pyar kiya hans rahe the. As a kid, all of us must have recited this poem I loved this poem so much that even now in the months of August, September, I keep on reciting it. You must be thinking why in these particular months?? Simple… as kachalu comes at this time of the year.

When I was a kid, there used to be a vendor outside my school who used to sell irresistible fruit chaat, that has lots of kachalu. As I was getting very small amount as pocket money, so it wasn’t possible for me to buy that chaat everyday. Whenever there was a chance to buy that chaat, I never missed it. I’m so obsessed by kachalu that during season, It’s always present in my fridge, though no one in my family is fond of kachalu. So my love for kachalu and the poem is childhood love ?.

Kids as usual are fussy about eating fruits. To make them eat fruits, that too in a variety, I usually make fruit chaat and for me kachalu is an integral part of chaat. I like my chaat spicy, but for kids I keep spice level low. I have used green chutney and tamarind chutney in this chaat to make it sweet and tangy. As far as fruits are concerned, you can use any seasonal fruit, but potatoes and bananas show up in all the seasons. I had some chana sprouts in my fridge, so used them as well. In a way,the fruit chaat is quite adjustable.

seasonal fruit-chat with kachalu

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Since navratras are going to start within a couple of days, this fruit chaat can be made at that time as well excluding chanas. So now head on to your kitchen and make a spicy and tangy fruit chaat.

If you are looking for more similar recipes then do check cornflake chaat, Andhra dahi vada, Instant bread dahi bhalla and fruit custard.

Ingredients

Kachalu / Arbi 2, boiled, peeled & cubed
Potato
2 large, boiled, peeled and cubed or fried
Banana 2, peeled & chopped
Apple
1 large, cubed
Papaya 1 cup, cubed
Pomegranate seeds
½ cup
Chana sprouts

½ cup
Tomato 1 large, seeded & cubed
Green chutney
1 tablespoon
Imli chutney 2-3 tablespoons
Lemon juice 1teaspoon
Chaat masala 1 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon
Chili powder
½ teaspoon
Black salt

½ teaspoon
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Take all the cubed fruits, vegetables and chana sprouts in a large bowl.
  2. Add all the spices, green chutney, imli chutney and lemon juice.
  3. Toss well to coat fruits well with chutneys and spices.
  4. Serve garnished with pomegranate.

seasonal fruit-chat with kachalu

12 thoughts on “Seasonal Fruit Chat With Kachalu

  1. Ritu..trust me I love this poem as well..and kachalu is my favorite, though we do not get it here in Gujarat. Every time I am in Delhi I have to eat the kachalu ki chat.. your chat bowls are tempting..and guess I should enjoy the virtual treat as of now..will make up in Feb:))

  2. Haha, reading the write up I was wondering what this kachalu is and aren’t you to post arbi recipes all week!! Chat with arbi is new to me but I bet it tastes amazing !!

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