Fruit Salad(with out Custard) also called as Fruit Chaat or Cut Fruits here.
Basically you can use any fruits to make fruit custard but make sure you use fruits like bananas, apples, citrus fruits like orange or mosambi, pomegranate or grapes as base. During the mango season do not miss adding mangoes, they elevates the taste of fruit custard to a different level. You can even add chikoo, tinned pine apple(not the raw ones) if you like, but I do not add them as I am not a fan of these fruits. But I would definitely suggest you to avoid fruits like water melon, musk melon , pear in the fruit custard as the taste and texture of these fruits does not suit it in my opinion, but if you like those fruits you can add, no hard rules!!
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Fruit Salad with Custard Recipe:
Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Total time: 30 mins + cooling time
Cuisine: Indian | Category: Desserts
to make Custard:
500 ml whole cream milk
3 tbsp custard powder (I used vanilla flavour)
1/4 cup Sugar or 3-4 tbsp. Condensed Milk
1 ripen Mango(in season)
1 Orange or Sweet lime or both
2 large or 3 medium Bananas
1 Pomegranate or 1/2 cup seedless Grapes or both
1/4 tsp Lemon juice, optional(to avoid the discoloration of fruits)
8-10 Cashew nuts, finely chopped
8-10 Almonds, thinly chopped
2 tbsp. chopped cashew nuts or almonds
sweetened Whipped cream or Vanilla Ice cream, to serve
- Meanwhile mix custard powder with 1/4 cup of milk nicely and add this to the boiling milk stirring continuously to avoid the formation of lumps or prepare the custard as per the instructions given on the pack. The custard should coat the back side of the spoon and should be able to draw a line, if the line does not get disturbed means the custard is ready and cooked. Add the sugar and mix it nicely until it melts. If you are adding condensed milk you can add it once it is cooled. Cool the custard completely and refrigerate it until its usage. Custard would become fairly thick once it cools down, but do not bother once you mix the fruits it will become slightly runny as it sits or you can even thin it up a bit by adding some milk.
- Add the fruits and chopped nuts to the cooled custard and give a good stir. Refrigerate it for 2 hrs.
Serve it cold garnished with dry fruits or cherry on top with sweetened Whipped cream or Vanilla Ice cream.
- Cut the citrus fruits like orange/mosambi, grapes, Pomegranate first and then chop banana and apple so that the later ones do not loose their colour.
- If you mix the fruits with custard much ahead there are chances that it might get watery, So plan in such a way that you mix the fruits with custard just 2-3 hrs before serving or 4-5 hrs max. But you can prepare the vanilla custard much ahead, even a day before you can prepare and keep it ready.
- While serving if you find the fruit custard very thick you can add some milk and mix it to the consistency you need.
- The quantity of sugar I mentioned is just right enough for enough sweetness as even the fruits lend their own sweetness when we bite. If you want it more sweeter you can add 2-3 tbsp. of more sugar.
- If you want to make it rich you can mix 3-4 tbsp. of whipped cream in the cooled custard and mix well.
- You can add fruits like sapota (chikoo), strawberries in season, tinned pine apple pieces to fruit custard. But try to avoid fruits like pear, watermelon, muskmelon as they change the taste of fruit custard.
- The addition of nuts like cashew nuts and almonds adds a nice bite to fruit custard, do not avoid it.