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Fruit Delicacies

Fruits are one of the most important parts of our diet. They are a great source of minerals, fibers, and vitamins. A major part of fruits is water, and it is easier for our body to process and absorb the vitamins and minerals from fruits. Doctors say that one must eat 5 servings of fruits every day, and we must choose rainbow colors of fruits - that is to say, we must eat fruits of various colors. A huge selection of fresh fruits is available in the markets at this time of the year.

A variety of fruits we got from the local farmer's market and organic store



A picture of fresh peaches taken at the local farmers market.


There are a lot of savoury and sweet delicacies that can be prepared from fruits. Along with salads, there is a huge range of shakes, smoothies, slushes, gratins, pies, cobblers, etc. which can be made with fruits. Let's make some easy to prepare delicacies with various fruits.....

Some Fruit Salads

Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers-Fruit skewers are a good way to attract kids to eat fruit. It is also a good option to serve fruits in the parties. For fruit skewers you can use the fruits as per season or availability. Make sure to use fruits of different colors to have a nice and attractive color contrast. ... ..

Fruit Salad in yogurt dressing

Fruit Salad in Yogurt Dressing - A very delicious and healthy fruit salad - this salad provides vitamins, calcium, and other nutrients by using ingredients recommended for fasting. Fruits selection can be altered as per taste and availability.

Fruit Salad With Strawberry Glaze

Fruit Salad With Strawberry Glaze–This is a delicious fruit salad preparation. You can select the fruits based on whatever is available in your part of world. The strawberry glaze gives a wonderful taste to this fruit salad. Try out this delicious salad and don't forget to write your comments....

Sweet Corn And Mango Salad Sweet Corn And Mango Salad-What else can be more soothing in summer than a salad! Summer is the time of the year when the Bazzar is flooded with sweet corn, peaches, berries, mangoes etc.. So lets make a delicious, colorful, and very healthy salad with sweet corn kernels, ripened mangoes, and veggies. This creation is inspired by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's dish named Peppery Corn and Tomato Salad. We have flavored the ... ..
crystals on strawberry

Crystals on Strawberry - In USA it is strawberries in Vrat !!You might not like to work in the kitchen for long time when you are fasting; this is easy to make delicious and nutritious dessert . Strawberries are very rich in Vitamin C and also good source of Folic acid, Iron and potassium and magnesium. Enjoy it !!

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl -Fruit bowls are a good source of fibres, minerals, and vitamins on the day of fasting. Please check with your elders about the family traditions and what fruit can be eaten on fasts. Make sure to use fruits of different colors to have a nice and attractive color contrast

Some Fruit Drinks


Strawberry Lemonade–This is a new twist to an old fashioned plain lemonade with a shiny pink look. Yes, there is no artificial coloring in it- it is made with fresh Strawberries. Pink lemonade or Strawberry lemonade with bubbling sparkling water/soda could be an attractive mocktail for a new year party.........

Tropical Treat

Tropical Treat- Some of my regular readers often write that their kids do not want to eat fruits. I would like to recommend this highly nutritious and mind blowing drink for such kids. Everyone would just love this coolant made with tropical fruits like mango and pineapple……

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush Slush is an English word meaning partially melted snow/ ice. Slushes or slushies denote flavored frozen drinks - these are very popular around the world and especially in western world. There are some special machines which make slush but it can also be made at home. This Strawberry slush is not only delicious.....

Mango Lassi Mango Lassi- Lassi is a very famous yogurt based drink. Sweet Lassi is made by blending yogurt (curds/ dahi) with either milk or water and sugar. Mango lassi is very popular in western world. To be frank, I first tasted Mango lassi outside India. This is a very easy and delicious recipe for mango lassi…..
Milk shake Milk Shake- Milk shake is a healthy drink with the combination of fruits. If someone does not like to drink milk or does not like fruits, this is the best way to get milk and fruits at the same time. I add some cardamoms to give a nice aroma.

Watermelon Juice -Watermelon contains 92 % water - it is a good coolant, and a very good source of Vitamins A and C. It is an ideal fruit and makes an ideal drink for summers. This is a very easy-to-make drink and kids just love it……

Mango shake Mango Shake - Mango milk shake is one of the most popular drinks in summer months in India. Mangoes are in abundance in Indian store of our town these days, it is a good time to make mango delicacies with fresh sweet mangoes. Dashehri (a variety of mango from North of India) would be ideal to make mango shake;

Strawberry Shake -Strawberries are very rich in Vitamin C and also good source of Folic acid, Iron and potassium and magnesium and with milk it makes a perfect drink. Enjoy this delicious and nutritious strawberry shake.

mango pineapple smoothie

Mango Pineapple Smoothie- Smoothies are fruit drinks made with fresh fruits and yogurt/vanilla ice cream. As the name shows smoothies are absolutely smooth drinks and are thicker than milk shakes. Smoothies are healthy drinks and very popular in united States.

Some Delicious Fruit Desserts

Classic Trifle

Classic Trifle-Trifle is a very well known Western dessert made with sponge cake soaked in juice or sometimes in liqueur spread with jam and fresh fruits, covered with a pudding/custard and topped with whipped cream. The credit for this recipe goes to a very dear friend who introduced this dish to us. This is an easy to make dessert. The small hands you see in the pictures are those of my daughter...

Peach and Strawberry Cobbler

Peach and Strawberry Cobbler-Cobbler is a delicious and easy to make fruit dessert covered with a rich crust. Cobblers are different from pies, in that a pie has crust at the bottom and fruits at the top, whereas in a cobbler, fruits comprise the bottom layer and the crust is at the top. This is a delicious and easy to make fruit dessert. Here we have made peache and strawberry cobbler but you can take the fruits as per availability.... ..

 Raspberry_Pie Raspberry Pie -Last week, my daughter and I were checking out some books at the local library. I noticed a book about Mini Pies written by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth. I picked up the book, turned the pages, liked the book and thought to give the recipes a trial. I always like to make "mini" stuffs, they look nice and are easy to serve. Valentine is a goodtime to experiment! I have made . ...
Mango Kulfi Mango Kulfi-Kulfi is a traditional Indian Ice-cream. It is made by boiling full cream milk and reducing it to one-third of its original volume. Kulfi can be of different flavors, like kesar pista, mango, malai, etc. Traditionally kulfi is frozen in a clay pot (matka) filled with ice and a little salt. In North India kulfi is served with Falooda. Falooda is special vermicelli made with sabudana/ sago. Summer....
Apple halwa/Pudding Apple Halwa/ Pudding- A famous saying goes as follows - “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are a good source of dietary fibers and vitamin C. They are also rich in vitamin A, iron and calcium. Last weekend we had visited an Apple Orchard and got about 2 bags full of apple. Now my daughter had some nice ideas to...
Mango Custard Mango Custard-Custard is an all time favorite dessert. There are different versions of custards in different countries. In France custard is known as la crème anglaise and also la crème moulée and the word refers only to an egg-thickened custard. In United Kingdom custard often refers to a milk based dessert thickened from cornflour (ornstarch) rather than eggs. In America, custard can also refer ....
Strawberry_Icecream Strawberry Icecream- Ice creams are a very popular dessert and can be easily bought readymade all over the world . But Homemade ice-creams are easy to make, and provide a healthy option for your family and guests..Strawberries are very rich in Vitamin C and are also a good source of Folic acid, Iron, Potassium and Magnesium..

Some Savoury Fruit Preprations

Stir Fry

Make_Your_Own Stir Fry-Many of you must be familiar with the term stir fry. Stir fries are not only delicious but also healthy. Stir fried food takes very little time to cook although preparation takes a while. In America, there are some joints where you can pick your food from a wide range of rice, pasta, and noodles (carbohydrates) , tofu, soy nuggets, seitan (protein ), ....

Pineapple_Chow_Mein Pineapple Chow Mein- Chow Mein is a Chinese stir fried noodles dish. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India and there are lots of variants of vegetarian Chinese delicacies. This is a delicious preparation for pineapple chow Mein….The basic recipe is similar to veg chow mein and then pineapple cubes are added to enhance the flavor. This is a vegan dish.....
Pineapple Raita

Pineapple Raita -Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruit. Pineapple is rich in vitamin C , it also has fibers, and enzymes that are good for the digestive system and helps in maintaining ideal weight and balanced nutrition.