October 3, 2012

How to make Fruit Salad

Recipe by Naiya Sheth: Learn how to make Fruit Salad. This is a very popular  milk base fruit salad recipe. It is used as desert or as sweet during lunch or dinner. In earlier recipe we learn about cream salad. It is a cream base recipe but this is a custard base recipe. A thick custard is added to finely chopped fruits. I am using vanilla custard but any custard can be used. Thickness can be adjusted by increasing or reducing the quantity of custard powder. Again it is served with double roti or puri

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Serves - 4 person

Ingredients to make Fruit Salad:

750 ml. milk
(I use low fat milk)
4 to 5 table spoon sugar
1 to 1 1/2 table spoon vanilla custard
1 big banana
1 big apple
2 sapota/chikku
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 to 3 slices pineapple
1/2 cup black grapes
1/2 cup green grapes
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1/2 cup chopped ripe mango

For garnishing:

Pomegranate seeds

To serve with:


Method to make Fruit Salad:

For custard:

  • Take 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl. Add custard powder to it and mix well.
  • In a big sauce pan take remaining milk and let it boil, add sugar and when sugar dissolves add custard slurry to it. Stir continually. 
  • Cook till thicken. When ready let it cool at room temperature and blend with hand blander. Keep in refrigerator to chill.

For fruits:

  • Wash apple, banana, papaya, mango and chikku and remove their skin. Chop them in very small size.
  • Remove seeds from pomegranate and wash grapes.
  • Finely chop pineapple. 

How to assemble:

  • In a serving bowl add chilled custard and chopped fruits. Mix well. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and grapes.
  • Serve chilled fruit salad with double roti or puri or alone as desert.


  • Fruits can be taken as per choice and season.


  1. This is our family favorite...Sometimes I make it by adding only roasted dry fruits with lots of dates...that also tastes very good...

  2. A classic recipe and I always liked the plain custard, without fruits.