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Nellikka Wine (Gooseberry Wine)
2 kilos gooseberry
1 kilo jaggery
1 pc (3”) cinnamon
Choose small gooseberries as they will yield more juice. Clean and wipe gooseberries dry.
In a big glass jar or “bharani”, layer gooseberries and jaggery alternately ending with jaggery.
Add cloves and cinnamon in between.
Close tightly and leave it undisturbed for 40 days.
Strain the wine into clean glass bottles without crushing the nellikka.
Try not to disturb any dirt or scum that would have settled at the bottom of the jar.
1 kilo dark black grapes (Indian variety)
2 kilos sugar
3 bottles water (measured in 750 ml bottle)
½ tsp yeast
1 egg while beaten stiff
1 no. 3”pc cinnamon
Boil and cool the water.
Dissolve yeast using ½ cup boiled water and a tsp of sugar.
Wash the grapes and lay on a towel so it becomes dry.
Add it to a large glass jar or porcelain jar preferably with a narrow mouth.
Add sugar, water, cloves, cinnamon and yeast.
Stir till sugar dissolves. Don’t crush the grapes.
Add the beaten egg white on top and seal tightly. (Don’t stir after adding egg white).
Keep it undisturbed for 40 days. (yes…you don’t have to stir everyday)
Strain and pour into bottles. Don’t crush the grapes while straining.
If you don’t get dark grapes, add 2 tbsp of caramel to the wine before dividing into bottles.
Don’t crush the cloves and cinnamon before adding.