A popular seasonal tropical fruit – Custard Apple, that originated in South America today happens to be a well-known gourmet ingredient with multiple uses in a variety of recipes from sweets to puddings and from Indo-western to fusion culinary trends have all involved custard apple as a seasons specialty. Due to its creamy texture, it is also called cherimoya or sugar apple and we commonly call it sitaphal.
Custard apple is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, it is also considered to be good for the heart, eye health, reduce inflammation, and also helps in digestion.
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The uses of custard apple in modern cuisine include it being concocted with nuts, seeds, milk-based, vegan concepts and even with classical Indian desserts too like a sitaphal aur khajoor ki phirni, custard apple shahi tukda, baked custard apple Jamun dessert and more!
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Here are a few simple –easy and yummy ways with Custard Apple:
Recipe-1] LAYERED CUSTARD APPLE & CHOCOLATE SOIL SWEET
Recipe-2] DESI SITAPHAL KI VIDESHI PHIRNI
Recipe-3] HEALTHY CUSTARD APPLE SHAKE
Recipe-4] ROSE AND CUSTARD APPLE DESSERT
Recipe-5] TENDER COCONUT CUSTARD APPLE PUDDING
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.