Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beetroot Wine

Do you have a pet dog? A friend sent me an e-book, "Recipes for your Dog's diet and care". Quite a cute book. Since I dont have a pet dog, I would'nt be using it. If you would like a copy, do let me know and I'll happily mail it to you.

I have been enjoying making healthy homemade wines of late. The last one I tried was Aloe Wine and I simply loved it. This beet wine has a gorgeous colour and great taste. Check it out.


Ingredients-
1kg beetroot
1kg jaggery
1/4cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup ginger juice
10cloves
1stick cinamon
Preparation-
  • Wash the beets, skin and cube them. Crush the spices in a mortar.
  • Throw all ingredients into a wine jar. Close the lid tightly.
  • Date the wine. Stir the mixture everyday for a week. Leave to ferment for 41 days from the day of preparation.
  • Open and stir the wine and strain into a bottle with a muslin cloth.
  • Cheers!
You might also like-
Aloe Wine
Health Benefits of Beetroot
Beetroot Jam
Beetroot Cutlets

14 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful wine. I used to make wines using fruits. They are sweet and really good. I don't let it ferment too long. I have to try with vegetables. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  2. oh you made your own! And what a lovely colour as well.

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  3. That wine is gorgeous. I've never attempted to make it. We do have a dog but she's diabetic so on a strict diet. That was sweet of your friend though.

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  4. I can't believe you make your own wine! This sounds excellent!

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  5. Great idea. My sister has a basement full of beets, she'll be happy to have this recipe. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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  6. Lovely color. This looks like something fun to try. :)

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  7. wow what a fun drink :-) great color

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  8. Wow, this sounds really good. At first I thought you were going to say this beet wine was for them. hehe :)

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  9. Wow, beetroot wine? Sounds and looks delicious...love the color of it :-) and you mention Aloe wine? So So interesting Shirley.

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  10. Wow, this is very neat, I would love to try to make it, gorgeous!

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  11. I love wine but I've been too overwhelmed to try making my own ... Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a coincidence! Yesterday, I told my husband about how I used to love beetroot wine made by my mom. Thanks for sharing the recipe, hopefully I'll make this soon.

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  13. wow !! lovely colour... Will this wine ferment as there isnt any yeast added ? sorry but im new to this.. :)

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  14. Hi Anu,
    Good to see you! This wine does not require yeast since its prepared with jaggery. The jaggery helps to ferment. Feel free to ask if you have more queries.

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