Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fruit Salad with Custard Powder


Banana – 2
Apple – 2
Seedless Grapes - 1 cup
Strawberries - 10
Blueberries - 1 cup
Blackberries - 10
Orange - 1 big, only the flesh
Pomegranate - 1 big
Milk – 1/2 litre or 17 ounces or 2 cups
Sugar – 1 and 1/4 Cup
Vanilla flavored Custard Powder – 2 tbspns

Note: Add in any fruits you like.

Cut all the fruits listed – Banana, Apple, Strawberries into small pieces and transfer to a bowl. Peal off Pomegranate, extract seeds and transfer them to the fruit bowl along with the other fruits. Sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar immediately into the fruit bowl and mix well (sugar helps to prevent the change of color in the fruits like Banana and Apple and to maintain the freshness in the fruits. Keep it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Take the vanilla flavored custard powder in a small bowl. Add 2 tbspns of boiled milk and mix it well. Now add 2 tbspns of cooled milk, mix well without any lumps. Keep aside.
Boil the remaining milk in a vessel. Add sugar to the boiling milk and stir continuously until the sugar dissolves completely. Now add the vanilla custard paste to the boiling milk and stir for 5 minutes until the whole mixture turns thick. Remove from the flame. Make sure you leave the mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Now add the fruits mixture to the custard paste and mix well.
If the custard mixture becomes thick add little more milk.
Keep it in the refrigerator for alteast 1 hour. Serve chill.

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