Amrood aur anar fruit chaat -guava and pomegranate salad

guava pomegranate chaat

Religious fasts are very common. Coming up with various reasons to avoid regular meals and bring the focus over to taking care of oneself is the whole idea. The rules and regulations of many such fasts call for lighter eats or abstinence from food. For instance, fruits are the most preferred ones during fast.

Think about why fruits are the preferred foods during a fast.

it is a quick and zero fuss option

Caters to detox elements

light on the stomach are fruit fasts

lots of fibre and antioxidants.

Health perspective fasts are the ones that attract me more than religious fast.

Nevertheless, I am not a regular fast to lose weight kind of person. I would rather prefer,6 small meals with lighter choices.

One of the easy Indian inspired ones that love to pack up and feast on a fast is a fruit-based chaat. A mixture of fruits, a tiny bit of tang from the chaat masala (omit if you are doing a religious fast) and the minerals from crushed black salt I love it.

mouth freshener

Red fleshed guavas

While visiting India, I grabbed these red and juicy guavas and literally hogged on them. When that was getting a bit boring for the kids, I introduced the amrood anar chaat and they got back on it right away. So here is the simple and easy guava pomegranate salad with Indian spices. The recipe works well with white regular guava also and sits perfectly well in the lunch box. Throw in a base of baby spinach, a handful of pepitas when you are trying to make this a whole lunch rather than aside. All said and done, you can’t get over the lovely hues of reds when you have this chaat. If you have more guavas, don’t forget to try the guava fresca.

pomegranate and guava saladEnjoy the recipe and tag me with your version of this chaat. We love to hear your feedback. Please leave us your thoughts in the comment sections. Do check out our weekly adventures @mildlyindian. Subscribe to get updates from us, we promise not to flood your email inbox.

guava pomegranate chaat

Amrood aur anar fruit chaat

guava and pomegranate salad
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Desserts, Main Dish, Snacks, Soups and salad
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, Indian, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 232 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Fruit Knife
  • mixing bowls and spoons.


Fruits needed

  • 2 medium guava (red or white fleshed)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 4 tbsp boiled peanuts

The flavourings

  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala (omit if fasting for religious reasons)
  • 1/8 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice


  • 1-2 sprig mint leaves for garnish


  • In a bowl, mix the roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder,chaat masala and black salt. Set aside
  • Wash and slice or dice the guava .
  • Peel the pomegranate and collect 1 cup of arils.
  • Drain teh boiled peanuts and break the pods to get the soft peanuts.
  • In a mixing bowl toss the fruits and peanuts and spinkle the dry mix of spices. Now add lemon juice and toss well.
  • Serve garnished with mint leaves.


The salad stays well for a day as the masala tends to draw the juice out of the fruits. usually it is eaten immediately after tossing them together.


Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 231mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 8gSugar: 27g
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Freda Dias
2 years ago

That salad looks gorgeous. I haven’t eaten these pink guavas in years, I’m suddenly craving some after seeing this now 😀

Mayuri Patel
2 years ago

Such a lovely combination of guava and pomegranate, not only a feast for the eyes but for the tummy too. Lovely clicks.

2 years ago

I love guava!!! Takes me back to school days when we used to buy cut guava from the vendor outside our school and he used to rub it with black salt and red chili powder. Adding roasted cumin and chaat masala will be so tasty! And I can imagine how pomegranate and peanuts will add a crunchy and juicy texture to the salad! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Priya Srinivasan
2 years ago

What a colorful platter!!! I m always looking for these pink colored guavas!!! I dont why i never find them!!! Look at them, paired with pomos, they looks spectacular!!!

2 years ago

You took me back to my childhood days, when mom made guava and banana chaat with different fruits.. I miss guava so badly here, though I have seen some in stores but nothing like we get in India. The chaat looks so tempting with pretty colors!!

7 months ago
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The creativity and innovative pictures are just out of this world!

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