With their juicy, slightly tart flavour, kiwis make for a delicious, healthy addition to your diet. Dev Goswami tells you about the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit that was recently launched in Mumbai
The health benefits of kiwis need no introduction — they’re packed with minerals and vitamins, and their delicious taste is the icing on top! Zespri recently launched two new variants of this fruit in the market: the green kiwi and the SunGold variant. Like any other kiwi, these boast of a high vitamin C and fibre content, which improves digestion and boosts your body’s immune response. They also provide you with antioxidants, making them perfect for a post-workout snack. However, if you’re not a big fan of the fruit (even though this particular type is incredibly sweet and unlike regular kiwi varieties), you don’t have to limit yourself to eating them raw! Chef Ranveer Brar, who is the brand ambassador for Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, gives us this interesting kiwi pani puri recipe.
- For the paani: 6 Zespri Green Kiwifruit (roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped), 1cup coriander leaves (finely chopped), ½cup mint leaves (finely chopped), ½inch piece ginger, ½tsp black peppercorns, 1tsp cumin seeds toasted, ½tsp black salt, 4tbsp sugar, 1tsp chaat masala, salt to taste, juice of one lemon and ice cubes to chill.
- For the filling: 1cup of SunGold & Green Kiwifruit (chopped), 1cup black chana (boiled), puris
- Blend together black peppercorns, cumin seeds, black salt, sugar and salt in a blender to make a fine powder.
- Add kiwifruit, coriander, mint, ginger, lemon juice and blend till you get a coarse puree.
- Add 1 cup chilled water and blend once more.
- Strain into a jug and add a few ice cubes to it. Refrigerate until you need to use the water.
- For the filling, mix the chopped kiwis with the boiled chana.
- Your pani puri is now ready to be served. Consume it right away so that your puris don’t become soggy.