Homemade Tutti Frutti

Tutti frutti is a colorful candied fruits including cherry, papaya, pineapple and various nuts.  In India tutti frutti refers to candied raw papaya. Usually we used to but it from the stores and it may contain preservatives and chemicals. Making homemade candied papaya is a simple process even it takes two to three days to get dried. 
  1. Raw papaya-1 medium (2 cups of chopped)
  2. Water-4 cup
  3. Vanilla essence-1 tsp
  4. Sugar-1 3/4 cup
  5. Water- 1/4 cup
  6. Food color-any three or four colors (each a pinch)
  • Peel the skin of raw papaya. Wash it it and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Cut it and remove the inner seeds (if any). Peel its inner white part also (seen near to the seeds).
  • Now cut them in to small tiny chunks (of even sized). 
  • Boil 4 cups (enough water to cook and drain papaya) of water in a pan, add chopped papaya pieces and cook for about 4 minutes in medium flame until just transparent.
  • Drain it completely and keep aside.
  • Now boil 1 3/4 cups of sugar with 1/4 cup of water. After boiling two minutes add the strained papaya pieces in to it and cook for another two to three minutes until the syrup starts thickening(one string consistency).
  • Switch off the flame and add a teaspoon of vanilla essence in to it; mix.
  • Now divide the prepared papaya syrup in to four equal bowls (dried bowls, no water content)
  • Add a pinch of different food color in each.
  • Cover it and Let it rest for overnight or 8-10 hours.
  • After that drain them and separately arrange it on top of a net (sieve).
  • Allow to dry on sunshade for two days or until completely dried and crystallized.

  • Choose raw papaya only, slightly ripen spoil the whole effort.
  • Don't over cook; or cooks until get transparent.
  • Refrigerate in an air tight container for long use.
  • While drying and making do not touch it with out wet hand.
Homemade Tutti Frutti Homemade Tutti Frutti Reviewed by fejnaem on 23:16 Rating: 5

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