Thursday, 12 March 2009

Fruit Salad and Awards

Fruit Salad

The Indian sky is changing - the March winds are coming in and winter begins to bow out. Holi is the festival that carries the country into the bright days of summer. A feeling of plenty is in the air with the crops cut, and the farmer enjoying a bountiful of harvest. 'Holi' falls on the full moon, in the month of Phalgun, which spans the end of February and the beginning of March on the Gregorian calendar. A time when spring is in the air.

Holi is a harvest celebration marking the climax of spring. Bonfires are lit, marking both the end of winter and the death of evil, and proceeds from the seasonal harvest- grains, coconuts etc- offered to the flames. The next day, dhuleti involves plenty of colour throwing, prayer, fasting and feasting. People have fun throwing coloured powder and colourful water at each other. This year I am at my hometown Mumbai celebrating the festival at the fullest. I had prepared Fruit Salad for the dessert on Holi. This simple dessert, packed with delicious fruits will be best summer cooler. One can select any seasonal fruits but avoid using citric fruits like orange, sweet lime while preparing fruit salad, but I avoid using them as they fall under Sanyoga Virudh Catogery means food combinations which are contradicting under Ayurveda. Citric juices of these fruits will tear the milk.Other delicious items prepared for Holi will follow in the other posts.

This is my Entry for the Colourful Event 'Holi Hai'

This post also goes for Magnificent Click Contest hosted by Gayathri

1 Litre Milk
4 Tablespoons of Custard Powder
3/4 Cup Sugar
6 Finely Chopped Bananas
2 Big Finely Chopped Apples
5 Finely Chopped Chickoos
1 Cup of Pomegranate 1/2 Cup of Chopped Green Grapes
1/2 Cup of Chopped Black Grapes
1/2 Cup of Tutti Fruity (Optional)
1/2 Cup of Chopped Almonds (Optional)


1. Boil the milk on a very low flame. Boil it for almost 20 minutes.
2. Melt the Custard powder by adding 2 tablespoon of boiling milk.
3. Add the melted Custard in the boiling milk along with the sugar and keep stirring the boiling milk.
4. Once the custard and sugar is dissolved properly and the milk is thick i consistency, remove the milk from the gas and allow it to cool. Once the milk is cool, refrigerate the custard milk for almost 3 to 4 hours.
5. Add apple, banana, chickoos, tutti fruity and almonds in the custard milk and again chill the milk by refrigerating it.
6. Just before serving add citric fruits like grapes and serve the delicious Fruit Salad.

Its time to acknowledge long awaited awards

Trupti of Ruchira has passed this lovely Super Chef Award, Thank you for considering me worthy for this award.

Jaishree and Gita has passed me these bundle of awards, I am really lucky to have such dear friends like you.

I would like to share these bundle of joy to Smitha, Prema, Priyanka, Soma, Vicky, Lakshmi Venkatesh, Lubna, Cham, Trupti, Varsha, Priya and Chandani.


notyet100 13 March 2009 at 06:48  

hope u hd a blast at the festival,..yummy salad,..enjoy ur awards,..nd thaks for passin to me too..

Anonymous,  13 March 2009 at 07:20  

Congrats Purva for Awards!!! Nothing Enjoyable than celebrating Holi in Mumbai. Fruit salad is loking yummy. I love fruitsalad with Icecream...........

Unknown 13 March 2009 at 07:45  

congrats on your awards purva salad looks so delicious

Sanghi 13 March 2009 at 07:54  

Hope you enjoyed the festival with shower of awards..! Lovely salad too :)

Shama Nagarajan 13 March 2009 at 08:35  

hope u had great fun on holi....Congrats on ur awards....lovely mouthwatering salad.....

Sukanya Yogesh 13 March 2009 at 09:03  

Congratulations!!! on the awards and Wish you a Happy Holi.The fruit salad looks yummy. I love the bowl you have presented it in.

lubnakarim06 13 March 2009 at 10:00  

Wow shower of awards.....Congrats and thank you for thinking of me. I think you are bit slow with blog now-a-days.....

Yasmeen 13 March 2009 at 12:02  

Simple fruity salad,love it:)

Priya Suresh 13 March 2009 at 12:24  

Such a beautiful salad...COngrats on ur awards, thanks of passing to honoured!!

Asha 13 March 2009 at 12:27  

Love the fruit salad, so delicious! Enjoy all the awards and the weekend! :)

Vikis Kitchen 13 March 2009 at 12:29  

Fruit salad looks delicious dear. Hope u have a great vacation. Congrats for all those awards and thanks for choosing me to share them.

Anonymous,  13 March 2009 at 12:38  

Love the fruit salad & love your bowl & your click even more:-)

Thanks a lot for those lovely appreciations Purva:-)

SMN 13 March 2009 at 12:39  

that looks so yummyyyyy

Anonymous,  13 March 2009 at 12:57  

Yummy click on salad Purva...Happy Holi...Congrats on those beautiful Awards !!

Trupti 13 March 2009 at 14:47  

Salad khupch chaan disat aahe. Holi la tu india madhe hotis mast dhamal keli aasashil. Congratulations on all awards... thank you very much for thinking of mu. 13 March 2009 at 15:20  

Thanks a bundle for the bundle of awards Purva. I appreciate it.Love that spring is here and Nice click.

Finla 13 March 2009 at 15:26  

Congrats with the awards.I love salades like these especially with the custard.

Cham 13 March 2009 at 15:34  

Great to know about Holi Purva, The fruit salad is simply refreshing!
Congrats on ur awards and thanks a ton to share with me :)

Deepthi Shankar 13 March 2009 at 15:57  

hope you had a great time during Holi .. the salad looks fab & is a lovely click

Ashwini 13 March 2009 at 16:18  

yummy fruit salad..Congrats on all the awards..Enjoy!

Gita Jaishankar 13 March 2009 at 17:52  

Congrats on your awards Purva...fruit salad looks delicious...perfect for the occasion :)

Varsha Vipins 13 March 2009 at 18:52  

Hope u had a great holi dear..:)
The salad looks yum..u knw,this is the dessert I used to order all the time in India..That much I am fond of the taste of custard in special..:)
Thanks a ton for all those great awards so glad..:)

Anonymous,  14 March 2009 at 00:25  

Hope you had a wonderful Holi... thats such a delicious fruit salad... very nice picture :)

Jaishree Iyer 14 March 2009 at 09:05  

Fruit salad is looking yummy.hope u had great fun on holi....Congrats on ur awards...

Mahimaa's kitchen 14 March 2009 at 16:52  

wow.. this fruit salad looks soo good purva.. very rich and yummy.

vidhas 15 March 2009 at 02:03  

Hope you had a great time. Fruit salad is looking so.. yummy. Nice click.

Bhawna 15 March 2009 at 04:29  

Congrats on ur award, I'm sure u had a nice holi in mumbai. We missed these festivity and fun out of India. Fruit salad is yummy. Thanks for sharing

Indian Khana 15 March 2009 at 07:34  

Wow looks so nice....hey here the awards again ur my blog

Adlak's tiny world 15 March 2009 at 16:31  

wow so creamy n yummy.. congrats on all your awards.

Premyscakes 15 March 2009 at 17:37  

love the fruit salad, so tempting..
and congrats on your awards.
And thankyou soo... much for those bundle of awards, i am just speechless.

Ranjani 16 March 2009 at 00:32  

I like your take on a fruit salad, looks good!

Vani 16 March 2009 at 01:13  

Absolutely love the bowl! Fruit salad looks great. Congrats on all the awards :)

Sum Raj 16 March 2009 at 04:56  

superb dessert...congrates on ur awards.

Preety 16 March 2009 at 20:44  

we had this in gurdwara one weekend ..they served it as a dessert in langar..since that day my husband wants me to try this at home but i couldn't found custard powder..:(..enjoy your awards too

Chandani 26 March 2009 at 03:52  

Congratulations for all the awards and thanks a lot for passing them to me, Purva :))
Fruit salad looks delicious!!

Unknown 26 March 2009 at 09:12  

yummy custard Purva. Sorry for such a late aknowledgement. Thanks for the series of awards. You made my day. Because of the shifting i had been very busy.

Unknown 30 May 2009 at 21:08  

First time here, Congrats on bundle of Awards, Fruit Salad is my top most in fav list. I just like to eat it day n night..


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