pics of sitaaphal by Arun Shanbhag
The one fruit I sorely miss. Sitaaphal from the fruit-wallah on Colaba Causeway, Mumbai. Sitaaphal is also called a custard apple.

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  1. mbjesq –
    two beautiful sitaaphal as my airplane snack.
    Nice! Should remember that on my next trip back in Nov/Dec. :-))

    hope you had a good visit.

  2. I just flew to San Francisco from Bombay, arriving yesterday, and took two beautiful sitaaphal as my airplane snack. They are the excellent consolation prize in India when mango season comes to its sad end.

  3. Mona:
    Thanks . A beautiful blog you have! Love the recipes.

    Wow, those are exotic mangostines. Prolly worth a trip to Malaysia, just for those. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow it really reminds me of the mangostine fruit we eat in Malaysia. It looks like this:

    Interesting fruit, may have to find it. 😀
    LTZ xxx

  5. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, my mouth’s watering looking at tat pic, i too REALLY miss those terribly 😦

  6. Ha hA! Fruit and vegetable market! WoW Those are fun.
    See this market in rural india
    may not compare to the one in Aus, but I had a blast.

    The sitaaphal are certainly called custard apples in mumbai too! Aren’t they the bestest! Yumm! I miss them here.

    Nearly finished importing all my entries from LJ, and a few are yet to be categorized – but peruse the FOOD tag!

  7. Mending Mumma says:

    Hi – I love your blog! I used to work in fruit and veg market in Australia when I was younger (ha ha a long time ago now!) and I’m sure we had these in the market occassionally – they were called Custard Apples. Very yummy!


  1. […] 14th, 2004 by Arun Shanbhag Life in Bombay is not all vadaa-paav and sitaaphal. Despite my calm disposition, the traffic and the crowds elbowing on the sidewalks, did occasionally […]

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