Tutti Frutti Recipe with Jaggery | No Chemicals | No Artificial Colour |
Are you a guy enjoying Tutti Frutti in the desserts? Do you always stock store-bought Tutti Frutti in your pantry? Oh! Stop that practice.
Glad to introduce a 100% Natural, 100% Chemical-free, "No Sugar" Tutti Frutti recipe here. These naturally yellow-tinted golden fellows can keep themselves fresh in the refrigerator for more than 6 months. What else do you need?
Buy the best-unripened papaya from the store right away to prepare these golden beauties in order to add healthy cum tasty bites to any of your desserts. Yeap! We gonna use raw papaya for this recipe. Oh Yeah! It could be prepared using the watermelon rind though.
I transformed the best unripened green papaya from garden of my friend into candied papaya which I use to decorate most of the desserts including cakes, shakes, paan, sheera, pudding, and much more.
Pick the best green papaya that will not have any sign of ripened yellow patches and you are ready to go! We don't need the skin and seeds. Peel off the skin, discard the seeds, and chop the fleshy part into as smaller cubes as possible.
Don't hurry to taste! It takes a good time to cook, a good time to soak themselves in the syrup, and again yes, it takes a good enough time to dry themselves in the shade ( if dehydrating in the oven, the drying time would reduce).
It's worth the waiting time. The perfectly cubed, perfectly coloured (natural colour only! Thanks to Jaggery & Turmeric for performing the colour magic!), perfect tasting, chemical-free, sugar-free, guilt-free, and healthy Tutti Frutti can be enjoyed for many months. I bet they taste like store-bought Tutti Frutti without showing off any notes of Jaggery.
The best part is that this homemade goodness can be given to the kids as a guilt-free poppable snack.
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The very healthy, crunchy, and succulent candied papaya prepared by cooking & soaking the raw papaya cubes in the Jaggery syrup.
Tutti Frutti Recipe with Jaggery
- Raw Papaya - 2 cups (cut into small cubes)
- Jaggery powder - 1 & 1/2 cups
- Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 1 tsp
- Water - 5 cups + 3 cups
- Pick up the unripened green papaya. Peel off the skin and discard the seeds.
- Cut the papaya into very small cubes.
- Add the cubed papaya to the pan. Also, add 5 cups of water to it.
- Close with a lid, and let the papaya cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Strain out and keep the half-cooked papaya ready.
- To a pan, add jaggery & water. Dissolve the Jaggery very well.
- Also, add a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
- Also, add the half-cooked papaya cubes to the syrup.
- Close with a lid, and cook the papaya cubes for 20 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract and lemon juice. Mix well.
- Switch off the stove.
- Allow the papaya cubes to stay in the syrup for at least 6 hours.
- After 6 hours, strain out the excess jaggery syrup.
- Spread the soaked papaya over the kitchen tissue, and wipe out the excess syrup.
- Now spread the tutti frutti over the plate, and let them dry for a day in the shade.
- Once the tutti frutti gets dried fully, store them in an air-tight container.
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Step-by-Step Procedure with Pictures
How to Make?
- Take a green and firm unripened papaya. There should not be any yellow spots in the papaya.
- Peel off the skin, discard the seeds, and chop the raw papaya into very small cubes.
- Take 2 cups of raw papaya in a pan.
- Also, add 5 cups of water to the pan.
- Close with a lid, and boil the papaya cubes for 4 to 5 minutes.
- The papaya should be half-cooked by this stage. Strain the water.
- Add 1 & 1/2 cups of jaggery powder to the pan.
- Add 3 cups of water to it.
- Dissolve the jaggery completely.
- Add the half-cooked papaya cubes to the jaggery syrup.
- Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to it.
- Close with the lid, and cook the papaya cubes for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, open the lid and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the syrup.
- Mix very well and switch off the stove.
- Close with the lid, and allow the papaya cubes to sit in the syrup for at least 6 hours.
- After 6 hours, the papaya cubes would get soaked fully. The colour would also turn golden yellow.
- Drain off the excess syrup from the papaya cubes.
- Spread them over the kitchen tissue, and wipe them with the tissue to absorb the excess syrup.
- The cubes would still be slightly sticky.
- Spread them over the plate.
- Allow them to dry in the shade for a day. You could dehydrate them in the oven also.
- Once dried fully, store them in an airtight container. Keep them in the refrigerator and enjoy them for 6 months.
Tips & Tricks:
- Do not overcook the papaya cubes since they may lose their crunchiness.
- The unripened green papaya works best for this recipe. You could use Watermelon rind instead of raw papaya.
100% Natural! 100% Crunchy & Tasty!