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Tutti Frutti

Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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Tutti frutti also can be named as candied papaya. These are often used in custard pudding, ice-creams, bakery products like cakes, cookies and sometimes also in preparation of paan (beetle leaves). For garnishing purpose in any desserts, these can be used too. Basically there are two varieties of tutti frutti - as western type and Indian type.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Kids Birthday
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Raw papaya cubes - (1/2 inch) 2 cups
  2. Vanilla essence - few drops
  3. Red food color - 1-2 pinch
  4. Yellow food color - 1-2 pinch
  5. Green food color - 1-2 pinch
  6. sugar - 2 cups
  7. water as needed


  1. Peel the outer skin of the raw papaya with a peeler. Slice the papaya, remove the seeds and inner tissues. Wash the slices in running water to remove any milky sap sticking to outer surface. Cut papaya slices into small cubes (1/2 inch cubes)
  2. Boil water (approximately 4 cups) in a dip pan and blanch the chopped raw papaya for 2-3 minutes. Turn of the flame and keep them in hot water for 5 minutes more. Then strain and keep aside.
  3. Again boil 3 - 4 cups water with 2 cups sugar. Once sugar dissolves completely, add the papaya cubes and cook for 15-20 minutes or until syrup reaches 1 string consistency.
  4. Turn off the flame. Add few drops of vanilla essence and mix well. Divide the whole mixture into 3 equal portions and put in 3 different bowls.
  5. Add 1-2 pinch of red food color to 1st bowl, 1-2 pinch of yellow food color to 2nd bowl and 1-2 pinch of green food color to 3rd bowl. Mix well each bowl, cover and keep aside for 18-20 hrs at room temperature.
  6. Then strain the papayas and allow them to dry for several hours or until no stickiness. Mix all the three colors, store in an airtight container and use whenever needed!

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Anuradha sharma
Anuradha sharma   Oct-24-2016

Beautiful tutti frutti!

Anu   Oct-21-2016

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