Amrud or Indian Guava is a common tropical fruit cultivated in warmer regions. It is also known as "sand plum". Its shape is round and oval with a light green or light yellow coloured skin. The major production of Guava takes place in India.
Indian guava has white coloured flesh and edible seeds. They have a pronounced and strong fragrance, somewhat similar to lemon but less sharp comparatively. The taste of the outer skin might be bitter or sweet.
Guava is a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and is also rich in antioxidants.
Every 100 grams of Indian guava gives you:
1. Guava Jam
Ingredients- 2-3 guavas, sugar, lime juice
Cooking steps- Cut guavas in small pieces and boil them on a medium flame for 30 minutes. Once the guavas are boiled nicely, mash them and heat them on a pan. After the mixture starts boiling, add sugar and lime juice, and cool it. After it has cooled down, serve with bread or chapati.
2. Amrud/ Guava sabzi
Cooking steps- In a pan, heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds. Then add green chilies and Amrud and cook for a while. Later, add turmeric, salt, and red chili powder as per taste. Add water and cook until Amrud gets cooked. Serve hot with chapatis.