Tutti frutti means “all fruits” in Italian. It is a candy made by dicing up dried mango, papaya, apricots, cherries and other fleshy fruits and preserving them in brandy. Classically tutti frutti is used in ice cream and confections like spumoni. Spumoni is a special Italian dessert made of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit and nuts.
Indian tutti fruity or tutti fruity is often used in making cake, cookies, biscuits and ice cream. Usually it is easily available in market. If it gets hard to find tutti fruity in market make it in your home with ease.
Here we are going to make use of raw papaya to make a yummy tutti frutti which is very easy to make with less ingredients.
Granulated sugar - 2 cups
Raw papaya - 400 gm
Food colour - Green,yellow and red - 1-2 pinch
Vanilla essence - 1-2 drops
Peel the papaya, remove stalk and skin part of the raw papaya. Remove the seeds and soft white layer in the the inner part of papaya. Cut the papaya into small pieces as small as possible.
Take enough water in a deep pan to blanch the papaya. When the water boils add the papaya pieces and cover and cook for 3 mins. After 3 mins turn off the stove and let them sit for 5 mins covered. After 5 mins remove the cover off and in this stage they become transparent and strain the papaya .
In another pan add sugar and 2 cups water. Boil them till the sugar dissolves. After the sugar completely dissolves add the strained papaya pieces to it . Now cook them till the sugar syrup form one string consistency, it should become thick. Stir them in between.
Once the one string consistency is attained remove the pan from stove and add 2-3 drops of vanilla essence. Now we are going to divide the papaya dipped in sugar syrup in to three parts as I am going to make them to three different colours.
Take three bowls add 1-2 pinch of red, yellow and green food colour respectively. Now add half of the papaya with syrup in red colour and half in the green colour,and half to the yellow colour.
Let it sit for 24 hours so that the tutti frutti soaks well in the colour and sugar. After 24 hours strain the papaya completely from the syrup.
Now spread the papaya pieces on a kitchen towel or a wire net dry them on open air till they are not sticky when you touch them . Note: It is better to use a wire rack especially in winter so that it dries of soon from all the sides.
Store them in an air tight container when they are nice and dry and use them in cakes, cookies, pudding and ice creams.
Yummy Tutti Frutti is ready to use.