Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to peel mosambi .....including the sweet lime into your fruit salads..

We all love citrus fruits and most of us prefer oranges as they are easy to eat , bright in color ( yes beauty matters everywhere ) , more flavorful and easy to peel and devour . There are more attractive citrus fruits too but we seem to prefer the ones which can be peeled easily . Sweet lime is the fruit which does not get the lime light ever , a pale green skin and the skin clinging a bit too tightly to the segments , looks like a fruit for the ill............ the juice is another story......

It is supposed to be a healthier option among other citrus fruits .......the reason it is a preferred juice along with pomegranate juice when we are ill ...... we all know the health benefits , check out here for more info....


Including the fruit in it's natural form is the best way to consume it , not juicing it . Juices should be reserved for 'on the go' type of people or for illness or when you are not at home . I always feel that the tetra pack juices are always meant for the outdoor consumption .... you know what i mean . When you are home enjoy the experience of making a delightful fresh fruit salad and then have it together as a family ........ it is good in many more ways than just for your tummy ..... choose an apple or a banana when you are 'on the go' , it's much more better than a tetra pack juice .......... in more ways than one....think of the non biodegradable waste it adds to your planet ..our planet.

The fruit ..... the sweet lime .......slice it when you just want this one fruit and the peeling will be just a bit more trickier than peeling a banana...


And if you want to add this to a simple light fruit salad , make cuts along the top encircling the poles like this...


 And then giving surface slits , vertically like this ....


Pull off the skins and they are like this.........


Separating the segments is still difficult , so cut like this into small slices chopped off from the upper and lower half of the fruit....


see how easy it is....


the pips will remain in the center and discard them...... i squeeze this part into the fruit salad after finishing ....not a drop of juice is wasted...


Chop other fruits and add salt and pepper as i do ......... other seasonings are always a good idea ... we all season to taste and to the prevailing mood ...isn't it ??

Chopping the sweet lime before the apples and pears is a good idea because it prevents the other fruits from getting brown if you keep cutting and tossing the fruits as you go....

 

This is a fruit salad i used to make during my research days in the lab and a friend of mine reminded me about this salad ....... i used to make a simple sandwich too which he says is still his most favorite sandwich .....i will post that sandwich sometime in future for sure.... simple nutritious yummy food made special by the special company you have ............ enjoy the process of creating it and the end product will be a thing to remember and be nostalgic about....

25 comments:

  1. A healthy and nutitious fruit salad.

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  2. Very nice post.. thanks for sharing !!

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  3. Hi. This is a very nice post dear especially for beginners, so well explained. I normally use my citrus peelers, they come out very handy.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Thanks all the lovely ladies ....

    @ Pari .. yes this post is for the beginners and not for expert cooks like you...
    BTW the citrus peelers don't seem to work for mosambi , especially for separating the segments ...

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  5. hmmmmmm, aap toh antaryami hain :) Hum pichhle hee week mosambi lekar aaye the, and was wondering how to peel it... :-P Thanks... :)

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  6. Count me in for fruit salads.....nice post...

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  7. Thankyou ....

    @ Puja ... antaryami just for you darling...

    @ Priya ...great technique ??
    ha ha ... not rocket science wielding a knife :)

    @ Spice ... for fruit salads you are always welcome . These salads are a great conversation foods whenever we have large family get togethers....always leading to nostalgic moments later.

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  8. Thanks for the introduction to another wonderful fruit!

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  9. i thing this hold for me, i used to use my fingers to peel it.

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  10. Hey Devasena ...your fingers are strong for sure...:)

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  11. dont what's wrong my dashboard is not updating with some blogs. dint see the last two posts of yours. this is a very very useful post. I love your fruit salad idea to be prepared and kept in the fridge forany time hunger pangs but the problem id washing-cutting and preparing. when it comes to prepare something for myself I feel super lazy. the salad looks awesome and love the dalia upma.

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  12. Beautiful. I love the way you peeled it.

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  14. wow I have just got a faster way to peel mosambi.
    Thanx Sangeeeta!
    cheers!

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  15. thanks for the great tips- my mouth is full with water now!!!:)

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  16. My fav juice...nice steps to peel the fruit

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  17. My mouth watered when I was reading it!

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  18. sangeeta, i tried moosambi peeling as per sangita's method, though i managed to cut my ring finger a little, sundar loved those juicyfruits today morning, along with the breakfast. thanks a lot. i ve bought some yellow juicy moosambi and since me and my son are not supposed to take citrus fruits, sundar is enjoying every bit of it

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  19. love ur daliya upma...upma is always a yes for me...do u like to buy good lifestyle products with in india?then check my space...

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  20. U just helped me solve a big problem.

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  21. U just helped me solve a big problem.

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