Seasonal Delight

AN END OF SEASON DELIGHT
I have done this type of preparation a couple of times before. But there are some reasons for doing it again.

  1. Mango season is all but over.
  2. The brief season for mangosteen and rambuttan are on.
    Here I have healthy chia seeds soaked in coconut milk. The layers are mango, mangosteen and rambuttan.
    Crunchy layers are muesli and roasted pumpkin seeds.
    Remember, the exotic fruits have seeds which are to be discarded when eating.
    Mangosteen and rambuttan make this exclusive, isn’t it?
Seasonal Delight

Delish Tropical Fruits

Pulasan

PULASAN and RAMBUTTAN, MANGOSTEEN TOO.
We had a full load of the choicest tropical fruits of Mangosteen, Rambuttan and some Pulasan when my sister and brother came home visiting.
Often confused with Rambuttan, Pulasan (locally pronounced as philosan) is different with sturdier outer skin, harder but shorter spikes and sweeter inside flesh which is easier to come off the seeds.
The uniqueness, however is that the seeds are edible, unlike Rambuttan and Mangosteen and tastes almost like Almonds.
Don’t ever miss a chance to enjoy these special tropical fruits, they are so delish.

Delish Tropical Fruits

Mangosteen And Rambuttan

MANGOSTEEN AND RAMBUTTAN
These exotic tropical fruits are embraced wholeheartedly by people in my State, Kerala. That they are almost local seasonal fruits like jackfruit and mango, and all season’s fruits like papaya and pineapple.
Both are covered with unique outer shells which protects them from birds and squirrels. Well almost. But then, nature feeds all.
The delicious flesh covers the seeds. The seeds are sticky when chewed in the mouth, though the cloned varieties of Rambuttan easily peels off and mangosteen leaves four out of the five pods inside, seedless (sometimes).
Both are opened by slightly crushing the outer skin with the thumb side of the palm.
I like eating them just like that, some 20 of them at a time.
Adventurous people have started making ice creams and payasam with them.

Mangosteen And Rambuttan