Neyivallapallu | Fruit Salad (Iyengar Style)

This is quick and easy healthy salad. In Iyengar tamil called Neyivallapallu. There are various types of fruits can be used. But authentic fruits are banana,apple,black & white grapes (can be added mango in the mango season and also pomegranate )This is also used for Prasada at kovil/devasthana/temples. At home during festival days make neyivallapallu for puja this is offered as prasadam. 




Ingredients
  • Banana - 2 no
  • White Grapes - 1 cup (Seedless)
  • Black Grapes - 1 cup (Seedless)
  • Pomegranate - 1/2 cup (optionl)
  • Ripe Mango - 1 cup (optional)
  • Dates / Karjuru - 10 no 
  • Almonds / Badami - 10 no (crushed)
  • Cardamon powder / Yelarshi pudi - 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery powder / Vellu pudi- 1 cup (adjust as per taste)
Method
  1. Finely chopped dates/karjuru 
  2. In a large bowl mix all fruits. Add dates, almonds,jaggery,cardamom powder
  3. Mix well and serve 



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Fizzy Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade is not too sweet, it is like little tangy and chat masala taste. It's refreshing drink any time a day. This drink is a great alternative to a plain seltzer. Can make the lemonade a few days ahead and keep it chilled in refrigerator.




Prep Time : 5 Mins

Ingredients

  • Mint leaves - few 
  • Fresh homemade lemonade - 4 cups
  • Chat masala - 1 tsp
  • S pellegrino sparkling water - 1 bottle 
Method
  1. Blend mint leaves with water and strain 
  2. Prepare fresh lemonade. Lemons/Limes squeezed juice mixed with chilled water and sugar and a pinch of salt
  3. In a jar mix lemonade,mint juice, chat masala and sprinkle water(i have used S Pellegrino) 
  4. In a tall glass grease lime and chat masala 
  5. pour mint lemonade and serve chill



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