Homemade grape wine in 3 days

Grape wine recipe

Make wine at home

It’s the season of grapes here and what better way to enjoy grapes than make wine out of it. The traditional wine preparation method takes months and extensive processes throughout. The recipe I tried takes just 3 days of preparation and the wine gets stronger with each passing day.

Grape wine recipe
Homemade grape wine

Recipe

Black/pink seedless grapes – 1kg

Sugar – ½ to ¾ kg

Clove – 4

Cinnamon – 1 small piece

Cardamom – 3 pods

Water – 1 litre

Yeast – 1 tsp

How to prepare the grapes

Soak the grapes in water overnight with a tspn of vinegar.

Wash it well and strain.

Boil about 1.25 litres of water and keep it closed until it reaches room temperature.

Preparation

In a pressure cooker, add the grapes, water, sugar and spices.

NOTE : If grapes I sweet you can reduce sugar to half kg or less as per taste

Do not put the weight on the cooker. Keep in medium flame until it steams. Turn off heat. Open it only after 24 hours.

Next day same time, open the lid and add 1 tsp yeast. Stir it once and close and keep for another 24 hours.

Open it next day and strain it in a big sieve or muslin cloth. Mash the grapes with spoon or hand and make sure the pulp passes through the sieve.

Strain it again in a muslin cloth and pour the wine in a well dried glass or ceramic jar with tight lid. Keep it in a cool dark place.

The wine will not be very strong at this point. So it is suitable for kids and people who likes the sweetness. The more days you keep it, the stronger it gets.

NOTE: Don’t shake it before you open.

You will get around 2 litres of wine with this measurement. I added cane sugar instead of regular sugar.

 

Yummy and healthy salad and shake

The recipes I am going to give you takes less than 5 min preparation time and are very delicious and healthy. These also make for impressive light eat for guests.

Strawberry lettuce salad with delicious strawberry dressing.

Ingredients: Spinach/lettuce, strawberry, olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, paneer/feta cheese, salt and pepper.

The quantities can be based on your need. I used one bunch of iceberg lettuce, around 10 or more strawberries and 250 g paneer cut inti small cubes.

Sauté the paneer cubes in butter for about 2min in light flame. It should still be soft and shouldn’t change colour much. If you have feta cheese, just crumble it into small pieces.

For the dressing: In a mixer, blend the strawberries/ready made strawberry puree with 2 tablespoon olive oil, 3 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoon honey, salt and pepper to taste.  Adjust the ingredients to get a slightly sweet, thick dressing.

I used this fruit pulp for making the dressing instead of using strawberries. I find these ready made all natural fruit pulps very versatile. You can use these to make shakes, juices, jams, cheese cakes to name a few. There is no added sugar or preservatives in this.

Setting the salad: 

Cut the bigger leafs and place them on a bowl. On top of this you can place bite-able strawberry and paneer pieces.  Don’t add the dressing until the time you serve it. Drizzle it on top of the salad and give a good mix. Taste it to make sure the taste of the dressing comes through. Add more if needed and voila the salad is ready. You can also add juveniles of almond to garnish.

All natural super thick shake

Ingredients: Ripe guava, strawberries(strawberry pulp/ mango pulp), rock salt, milk/yogurt

Preparation: Just blend all the ingredients and add little milk/yogurt to looses the shake and bring it to the required consistency. Adding a pinch of rock salt really brings out the flavours. You can also add some paprika for a hot after taste.

Hope you liked these recipes. Comment below your favourite recipes.