#CustardApple #HomeGrown #KitchenGarden #FruitLove #Seethaphal

Homegrown custard apple

Homegrown custard apple

Not just a fruit but king of fruits for my MIL. My otherwise authorotative, disciplined MIL becomes like a little girl in our garden. We have a lot of other fruits as well but her first love is Custard Apple. It’s literally her fruit of labour. Or may be my FIL’s expression of love for planting that tree years back, because he can’t have a single one owing to his sugar and MIL can’t stop having them all.

Winters are here and each morning she religiously goes to the backyard and plucks the ripe ones. She risks her back, neck, knee and what not to get the fruits. Our tenants on the ground floor are strictly not allowed to go near that particular tree. The other day she took help of our maid to pluck some top ones, and when they both came up she had to quickly cook a story to convey her not to go there when alone so as to save her fruits from being stolen. I was laughing inside knowing that she is very generous when it comes to giving food/ fruits/ money any other stuff to her. She sure loves her seethaphals.

So the story doesn’t end there, she also hides them in a kind of secretly kept cardboard box so they are fully riped before eating. And believe the fruits of our garden seem to be filled with sugar. I like them too but seeing her love for them I kind of let her eat them all :). People often associate custard apples with cold, she even has her strategy of not catching cold while eating them to your heart’s content. She sure doesn’t.

So if you love them and are not able to eat them due to the fear of catching cold here is Bunny’s dadi ka nuskha:

1. Don’t keep them in fridge, even if you do take it out hours before you consume them.
2. Eat with a spoon, don’t touch the actual pulp with hands.
3. Do not wash your hands or have water atleast for half an hour post eating them.


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16 thoughts on “#CustardApple #HomeGrown #KitchenGarden #FruitLove #Seethaphal

  1. smdeea11 November 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm Reply

    I love the fruit! But its been seven years I had custardapple. No one likes it here and I never got it for myself. But this looks so tempting!

    • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 10:02 am Reply

      Why would you do tat? You should definitely get it for yourself and may be the little one ends up liking it too.

  2. greenboochi November 5, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    I sed to love this fruit when I was a kid. Now its been years I have tasted this. Should try some soon. And loved this post OHW 🙂

  3. The Girl Next Door November 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm Reply

    I adore custard apples. It sure must be heavenly to eat the fruit straight off the tree, that too grown in your own home garden!

    The nuskhas are interesting. 🙂

    • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 10:01 am Reply

      It is actually heavenly, we are lucky to have pulpy and very sweet produce 🙂

  4. vaidehi November 6, 2014 at 6:15 am Reply

    I like Sitafas but rarely find them here in Australia.(sad face).
    Interesting nuskhas.

    • tandooripanipurilife November 6, 2014 at 9:39 am Reply

      Hi vaidehi.. if you live in Sydney, you can find them in Asian grocery stores & Asian fruit markets.. They are probably a size of big mango but still delicious 🙂

  5. tandooripanipurilife November 6, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply

    Yummm…. I love love love sitafals.. have you tried them in the form of sitafal rabdi, sitafal ice-cream or sitafal milk shake ??

    • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

      I am not tat crazy about the fruit and love it in our finks form more. But both my moms love it in all permutations and combinations 🙂

    • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

      I definitely meant in the original form more.

      • tandooripanipurilife November 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

        lol I love all your typos now a days.. be it on whatsapp or here.. makes me imagine Bunny is near you or in your lap & not letting you type 🙂 🙂

      • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 11:17 am

        Lol yes 🙂 even when he isn’t around, I am constantly thinking about him. I hear him calling out to me even when he is fast asleep. Mere kan hee bajne lage ;). Dilli Jakar real test hoga.

  6. hitchy November 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Wow! I am trying my darn hardest convert my garden into something that gives me veggies and fruits… I have two custard apple tree’s in pretty much infant age… soon I shall have a post like this… right now I am just working hard! 😀 Right now I get Bhindi’s and its such a joy to add two or three of them to the subji that is being made!

    • onehonestwriter November 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm Reply

      I am not at all ten gardener types, I can only appreciate others hardwork bearing fruits :), so let me tell you what allwe have here at the inlaws we have mango, papaya, amrood, nimbu, banana, Seethaphal, gilki 🙂

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