Amrood aur anar fruit chaat (guava and pomegranate salad)

salad fruit

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 it, yes it is quick and zero fuss option. Caters to detox elements, light on the stomach are fruit fasts. Health perspective fasts are the ones that attract me more than religious fast.

Here is more about intermittent fasting

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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

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 a side. But all said and done, you can’t get over the lovely hues of reds when you have this chaat.

pomegranate and guava salad

So enjoy the recipe and tag me when you make your twists and turns.

Here are some other salads that you may like

Panzanella- the Italian bread salad

Hummus Balila -Rustic chickpea salad

South Indian Style carrot salad

Sunomono – Japanese cucumber salad

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salad fruit

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

Ingredients
  

Fruits needed

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

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 tsp Lemon juice

garnish

  • 1-2 sprig mint leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and black salt. set aside
  • Wash and slice or dice the guava
  • Peel the pomegranate and collect 1 cup of arils
  • Wash and boil the peanuts till done well but crunchy. Freah peanuts are the best as they hold the crunch very well.
  • 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 after a taste test.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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

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

Ashima
1 year 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
1 year 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!!!

Swati
1 year 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!!

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