Jams and Preserves

Food preservation in some form or other has become an inevitable part of today’s life and foodstyle. Jams and sauces, relishes and chutneys have become an integral portion of any meal, any snack. However, if we can find some time once in a way to prepare your own preserves, you can far overweigh the joy of relishing these tasty preserves by making them at home. You can pick the best of fruit/vegetables in peak season, hygienically prepare your choice of varieties and to your own taste. A little hard work during the season will reap rich benefits for a long time. The all-important factor of cost also counts a lot. Preserves made at home cost a little over one fourth the cost of off-the shelf products.

Banana Jam
Banana, Jams and Preserves

Banana Jam

A delicious jam made with ripe bananas. Use as a spread or serve with puris or chapatis. Ingredients: Bananas – 2 cups, mashed smoothly Sugar – 2 1/2 tblsp Ginger – 1 tsp, peeled, grated Lemon Juice – 1 tsp Ghee – 2 tblsp Method: 1. Heat ghee in a […]

Rose Gulkand
Jams and Preserves

Rose Gulkand

Also known as Rose Petal Jam, this can be used as a substitute to regular Jams. Delicious and with many health benefits, this Rose Gulkand acts as a body coolant. Ingredients: Pumpkin – 100 gms, grated Rava (Sooji) – 2 tblsp Rose Petals – 1/4 cup, washed, drained fully Sugar […]

Guava Jam
Guava, Jams and Preserves

Guava Jam

Guavas are rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants, Vitamin C and other vitamins that our body needs. Ingredients: Guavas – 10, peeled, seeds removed, chopped Brown Sugar – 650 gms Lemon Juice – 2 tsp Water – 2 cups Method: 1. Heat water in a large pan over medium flame. 2. […]

Blackcurrant Jam
Jams and Preserves

Blackcurrant Jam

Ingredients: Blackcurrants – 1 kg Water – 1 litre Sugar – 1 1/4 kg Butter – 2 to 3 tblsp Method: 1. Soak the blackcurrants in a large bowl of cold water for 30 to 45 minutes. 2. Place the pan over medium flame and simmer for 30 minutes or […]

strawberries
Jams and Preserves, Strawberry

Strawberry Lemonade Jam

Ingredients: Strawberries – 5 cups, chopped Sugar – 1 1/2 cups Lemon Juice – 1/2 cup, fresh Cornstarch – 1/4 cup + 2 tblsp Method: 1. Grind the strawberries until smooth. 2. Strain into a pan. If required use the back of a spoon to squeeze out the juices. 3. […]

Raspberry Jam
Jams and Preserves

Raspberry Jam

A traditional, popular and easy to make homemade Raspberry jam. Ingredients: Raspberries – 2 cups Juice of 1/2 Lemon Sugar – 2 cups Method: 1. Add sugar to a pan and place over low flame. 2. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes. 3. In a different pan combine the raspberries […]