Passion Fruit/ Granadilla
Esgee's Kitchen

Passion Fruit/ Granadilla


Passion fruit is a type of berry sour-sweet, aromatic and seedy. It is called Krishna phal in India. It is available in a variety of hues from purple to golden yellow. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals and is recommended for diabetics owing to its low glycemic index and high fibre content. It is commercially cultivated in the Nilgiris, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

1. Passion Fruit and Mango Smoothie

Prep time: 5-8 minutes

Passion Fruit/ Granadilla
  • 1 ripe mango peeled and diced
  • ½ cup passion fruit juice
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • A few mint leaves

Blend together ripe mango, passion fruit juice, coconut water and yogurt. Add 1 tablespoon honey. Pour into glasses and add the ice cubes. Top with a few green mint leaves.

2. Passion Fruit and Mint Juice

Prep time: 5-8 minutes

Passion Fruit/ Granadilla
  • 2 passion fruits
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • ½ cup water [approx]

Blend together all the ingredients. Strain and pour into a glass. Serve chilled. Garnish with mint [optional].

P.S. Same may be done with water melon, orange or apple along with passion fruit.

3. Passion Fruit Pudding

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes

Passion Fruit/ Granadilla
  • 5 passion fruits
  • ½ litre milk
  • 4 tbsps cornflour
  • 6-7 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Cut passion fruits into half and scoop out pulp. Place the pulp through a sieve and remove the seeds. Mix the cornflour in one cup of milk. In a saucepan pour the rest of the milk and bring to boil. Reduce flame and add the cornflour mixture. Stir well and simmer till it thickens and comes to custard consistency. Add sugar and vanilla essence. Turn off the flame. To this add the pulp of 2 passion fruits and mix well. Pour this into a glass bowl and allow it to cool. Cover and place in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Scoop out from the rest of the fruits and drizzle this over the pudding just before serving.