Showing posts with label wines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wines. Show all posts

Monday, November 21, 2016

Beetroot wine / Homemade beetroot wine

This beetroot wine recipe is perfect for beginners who wants to try one's hand at homemade wines. 

If you are interested in more homemade wines, check my other wine recipes


Beetroot - 1 kg
Water - 2 1/2 liters
Lime - 1 no.
Sugar - 3/4 - 1 kg
Yeast - 1 tsp
Cloves - 8 nos.
Cinnamon - 2 pieces


Peel the outer skin of beetroot. Grate beetroots using a grater. 

In a pan, add grated beetroot, water, lime peel, cloves, and cinnamon. Allow it to boil. When it comes to a boil, lower the flame, and cook for 20 minutes. Now, sieve this mixture using a strainer. Set the beetroot water aside. When the beetroot water is lukewarm to touch, add lime juice, yeast, and sugar. Stir well. When the sugar is dissolved, allow it to cool. Transfer this to a jar. Keep the jar undisturbed in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks, open the bottle, and pass the wine through a sieve. Beetroot wine is ready to use. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pineapple peel wine

Leftover pineapple peels and cores after making pudding, juice, or pulissery? Worry not. Pineapple tops can be planted to grow more pineapples. Pineapple peels and cores can be used to make homemade wine perfect for Christmas season. 

Recycling of food is a big thing now and it should be. My little one is into recycling and I am happy to note that they are made aware of it at this tender age. It takes a lot of practice to develop the habit of food waste management. Food waste management done in a proper way helps with our family budget as well as environment.

Cooking with skin and peels in your mind? 

Pineapple peel wine


Pineapple peel and core, cut into pieces - 1 big pineapple
Sugar - 3 cups
Water - 5 cups
Yeast - 1/8 tsp
Cloves - 3 nos.
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece


Wash pineapple with peel on using clean water. Using a knife, remove the pineapple peels and core of the pineapple. Now, chop the pineapple peels and core.

Boil water in a pan. Set aside to cool.

Place the chopped peels and core in a glass jar or bharani. Add water, sugar, yeast, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir well. Close the lid of the jar. Now cover the lid with a cloth and secure tightly with a string. Keep the jar in a cool dark place. On the 3rd day, open the jar and stir well.  Again, on the 5th and 7th day, open the jar and stir well. On 10th day, open the jar and strain the wine and throw out all the peels and sediments accumulated on the strainer. Fill the wine in bottles. Wine will look cloudy at this stage. Keep it undisturbed for another 21 days. On 22nd day, open the jar, and you can see the cloudiness of wine is no more as the sediments have all settled down on the bottom of the jar. The wine will look clear. Serve the wine without disturbing the sediments, i.e, don’t shake the bottle.

Try more homemade Kerala wines

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rice wine/Mixed Rice and Raisin wine

More wines to try for this Christmas

Banana Wine

Grape Wine

Raw rice - 1  cup
Sugar - 1 1/4 kg
Yeast - 2 tsp
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Black raisins - 3/4 cup
Water - 3 liters


Soak 2 tsp yeast in 1 cup of warm water.

Wash and clean raw rice. Drain and keep aside.

Wash and clean raisins. Drain and keep this aside.

In a jar, add raw rice, raisins, sugar, water and lime juice.

Pass the yeast mixture through a sieve and add it to the above jar. Mix well. Close the jar tightly with a piece of cloth. For 18 days, morning and evening stir the contents in the jar with a ladle. On 19th day, pass the contents in the jar through a sieve. The remaining clear liquid should be kept in the jar untouched for 10 more days. After 10 days, the wine will become more clear on the top with some cloudy residue on the bottom. Transfer this to bottles (preferably dark bottles). Enjoy with a piece of plum cake.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Banana wine

Wines to try for Christmas

Rice wine

An easy wine recipe with small banana, which uses only 3 ingredients. If you have some leftover banana on your hand, try this recipe.

Banana cut in to pieces ( palayamkodan pazham )- 15-20

Sugar - 600-750 gm                                      
Yeast - 1 tsp                                           
Water - 2 litres                                      


In a ceramic jar/bharani, add banana, sugar, yeast and water. Mix well. Close the jar with a lid. Secure the mouth of the jar with a lid. Next day, open the jar and stir well. For 10 days, mix the contents in the jar. On 11th day, open the jar and pass the contents through a sieve. Now pour the liquid on to a bottle. Liquid will look cloudy. Keep the bottle undisturbed for 2-3 weeks. Here I have opened the bottle after 3 weeks, now banana wine is ready and looks clear. You can serve banana wine. 

Related posts: Grape wine

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Homemade Grape Wine for Christmas


1. Black grapes  -  2 kg

Sugar              -  3 kg

Wheat              -  1/2 kg

2)Water  as needed

3) Yeast              - 2 tsp

4) Egg whites, beaten - 2 nos

5) Sugar for caramelization -1/2 kg

6) Rum             - 1 cup


Use earthern jar, pots, or airtight bucket for wine making.

Mix 2 kg sugar, grapes, and wheat along with water in a jar. ( Water should be above the level of  grapes ).

Add yeast and beaten egg whites to this. Close the jar and keep it for 22 days.

On first 3 days stir it twice a day with a wooden spoon. After 3 days, on alternate days, continue to stir.

On the 22nd day, strain it. Now add caramelized sugar and 1 kg sugar and keep it closed.

Add one cup of rum to this and store in dark bottles. Rum  is added to avoid  sourness.

The use of rum is optional.

Linking this to Divya Pramil's event - 60 days to Christmas


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