16 Jul 2013

Fruit Salad With Custard


As we are in the month of Ramadhan, it actually gives us a new routine to follow till Eid arrives. Standing for the special night prayer called Taraweeh and reciting vithriya shareef and then attending religious lectures after that. It becomes very late to sleep and then waking up at around 4 am. Well, this whole month is the time for late dinners and light meal at sahar (jus before the dawn) and then the whole day, we have to abstain from eating, drinking and other worldly pleasures. And at the time of sunset, there comes the waqt to break the fast, where it is likely the time to feast. So with this routine, obviously most of us will give importance for food. Of course eating good food is important so that we will retain our energy level throughout the day. Usually at my home, Iftar table is served with kanji, vadas, and variety of fruits. Here like kanji, fruits are also a must serve.. either as juice or salad or pudding or milk shake or simply as it is...

Today I made this fruit salad with custard. It is a simple and a delicious dessert with the creamy texture and crunchy chopped fruits with a dollop of ice cream. So I thought of sharing this yummy recipe with you all.


Ingredients

Fruits – 1 cup
Milk – 1½ cups
Custard powder (vanilla flavored) – 1½ tbsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Condensed milk – 2 tbsp
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

You can use any fruits as per your taste. Today I used apple, banana, mango, orange, mozambi, grapes and sprinkle of chopped dates.

I don’t like to use pineapple cos I feel its sour taste may spoil the dish.

Method

Chop the fruits into small cubes and keep it ready. In a small bowl, take custard powder and pour ¼ cup milk. Mix well without any lumps. Keep it aside.

Boil the remaining milk, then add the custard mixture, sugar and stir well. The milk will start thickening once the custard is cooked. So keep stirring continuously till it forms a creamy consistency. The custard will get thickened after chilled, so let the consistency be a bit runny.

Put the fruit in a large bowl and pour down the custard, condensed milk and mix well. Refrigerate till it become chilled. Fruit salad is ready.


Serving Options

Sprinkle pomegranate or chopped dates and nuts or serve with ice cream or with jelly or simply as it is.

Here I served with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream and a mango piece to top it.


Happy Eating...!

32 comments:

  1. Yummyyy...
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  2. nice share .. btw ur description of food then seeing this rat jumping at left bottom .. i loved this combination .. it feels so connected :P

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    1. lol perhaps it is jumping in joy for having fruit salad to nibble :p

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  3. Hmmmm..yummm...long since I had a fruit custard...may be will try soon..

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    1. ya its so yumm. aftr so long i made it for my iftar. :)

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  4. Yummy Yummy....So when I am getting my share.. :-)

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    1. haha.. you should ask that jumping rat.. she ate every bite of it :P

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  5. Hmm ... looks yumm ... will tell ma mom to try ... ! thanks for the recipe ..

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  6. Custard is my almost daily dessert after dinner :) I will try things your way :)

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  7. ummm...looks great ..... I want one !!!! NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. This one looks so yummy!! *slurp* :P
    A really good dessert idea for the hot and humid weather now ^_^

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    1. it is a wonderful and healthy dessert for any season :)

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  9. wow rat..where was this cooking talent hidden? Being a pathetic cook myself..my respect oozes out automatically for people who can cook good food :):)
    Bytheway Rat When are you cooking Ratatouille :P ? hehhe

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    1. haha.. if someone serve me, i will eat that very well :P

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  10. looking at the pics, I can say only one thing. Yummy :) I will surely make it and have today :) Thanks for a great recipe Meera :)

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  11. woww yummy!!! d pic says it all!!!!

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  12. looks yummy.. but milk :( i hate milk :( is there any alternative :P so that i cud try making one

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  13. lol if no milk, i don't think custard will taste better.. plus i jus learnt you're not a chilled food lover then how can u eat this cold dessert? hmm.. how about adding honey n lemon juice over the fruits and make your salad.. i cudnt think anyother idea for now. if you have a better choice, then do let me know :p

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    1. yes, i should try the honey n lemon thing.. :P
      chilled food doesn't suit me :P

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