Sunday, 14 December 2008

Dates Wine / Khajoor Wine Recipe

Khajoor WineMy mom and my aunt were the best wine makers in our family....and I too have inherited some of their talent ....so far I have experimented with a large variety of wines from different fruits and vegetables.....and most of the experiments were a success .....so here I am sharing with you one such success to celebrate the Christmas season.....Christmas celebrations are simply not complete without Fruit cake and wine....Enjoy this Christmas with Dates Wine!!!!!

Dates Recipea
Ingredients:
Dates-2 kg
White Grape Juice-250 Grams
Citric Acid-25 Grams
Sugar-1 kg
Water, boiled and cooled-4 liters
Yeast-1 table spoon


Cooking with dates
Method:
  • Sterilize all equipment before use.
  • Chop then boil the dates gently for 1/2 hour with 2 litres of water.
  • When cool, strain in a bharani/ bottle and add in the grape juice concentrate. Add the citric acid, yeast and top up the water to around 4.5 liters with cool water. Keep the bottle air tight.
  • Wait until fermentation is compete, for 21 days. Stir this mixture every day with a wooden spoon. Strain this mixture using a cheese cloth or muslin cloth, into a clean dry vessel on 21st day and leave to clear.
  • Rack into clean bottles when completely clear and stable. Store for up to 2 years.

    Dates Wine Recipe




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38 comments:

  1. Yuppee this is the frist wine i am getting for my event.
    It looks yumm.
    My mom used to make grape wine.

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  2. WOW is all I can say! I cannot imagine making my own wine at home. what a great gift ( or even for ourselves) it would make!

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  3. WOWOWOW!..there you are with the heavenly drink in that amazing bottle..perfect entry for the events! :)..Thanx for sharing this swapna :)
    I am scrolling down for your quiche..got ready to bake :)

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  4. Wonderful Swapna, wot a wine--hic! :D The bottle looks elegant, so does the cloth ...wine...yummmmmm..u used the spera/ eva brand of white grape juice or some other product? where do we get citric acid here? The pics are absolutely stunning..n yes..going by the looks I dont think u hv to store it! :D It will b gulped down instantly!

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  5. Wow this is really very great...lovely Swapn..

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  6. rightly said wine are must for christmas, it looks inviting...
    Thank you for the lovely entry for the event

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  7. I loved the jar:) it looks so pretty. nice wine idea!

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  8. wow! homemade wine! yumm :)

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  9. Thank you HC...Grape wine is my favourite...

    Thank you Soma for visiting my blog...please try this wine...it's very easy to make:)

    Thank you Bharathy....Hope you like my Quiche...

    Thnak you Purnima....like I said earlier you can add any brand of white grape juice or even you can add fresh white grapes pureed also... hope you got citric acid from our super market....looking forward to hear from you after you try this wine:)...

    Thank you Priya....

    Thank you Purva:)

    Sharmi...yes me too love that jar....it is my favourite decanter..Thanks dear for visiting my blog....

    Thank you Nags!!!

    Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.... and I hope all of you will try this wine & let me know the outcome:)...

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  10. This is the first time I saw somebody really making wines, this is really great. Tell me one thing, how do you sterilise the bottles, just by putting them in hot water?

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  11. Thank you Sudeshna for visiting my blog..... for sterilising bottles, I put the bottle on a piece of wood and fill it with hot boiling water...

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  12. Omg!this looks brilliant..I wanna taste this wine..The jar looks b'ful..is it crystal??

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  13. Thank you Madhumathi....yes it is a crystal decanter:)

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  14. Great to see the recipe for Date Wine. I am new to the blogging world like you. I had prepared Grape Wine for Christmas but was too lazy to blog about it :-)
    You have inspired me though...

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  15. hi swapna..im sindhu.writing from kuwait.it is the first time im visiting ur blog.i must say its yummy!!i really liked ur dates wine recipe.i never new wines can be made so easily at home.i wanna try this..so have few questions before i start up.
    1)what kind of yeast u used and did u add it directly to the mixture?
    2)what type of dates did u use?
    waiting for ur reply so that i can enjoy wine making at home..
    have a lovely weekend!!enjoy!!

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  16. Hi Swapna! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I tried it & guess what? Yesterday, I drained it & couldn't wait to share the results!!! It was the most amazingly tasting wine I've ever had!!

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  17. Thanks Arti for tryinng this recipe and I am really glad to know that you liked it:)....

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  18. Hi Swapna,

    Came to ur blog through Ria, nd boy how glad i am!!! Just one question can i use lemon juice instead of Citric acid nd if so wht should the quantity be? Awaiting ur reply.

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  19. Thank you Rosemary for visiting my blog :)...
    I think 1teaspoon Citric Acid is equivalent to the juice of one Lemon.. so in this recipe you need 25gms(almost 6tsps) citric acid.. so you need juice of 6 lemons....hope it will work...

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  20. hmm great.. but we can avoid adding grape juice, though. anyhow it tastes great. you have wonderfully presented. i liked the decor bottle as well. check out grape wine made at home at my blogspot.. http://ventej.blogspot.com/2012/05/best-grape-wine-recipe-red-white.html

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  21. Gr8888, Tried Nellikka wine. Without yeast, it was good.
    I have a doubt in method. Could you please elaborate
    "Wait until fermentation is compete, for 21 days. Stir this mixture every day with a wooden spoon" how many days we need to stir? and is it after 21 days?

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    1. You have to stir the mixture everyday during the first 21 days not after 21 days.

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  22. Thanks Swapna:)
    I'm going to try your beetroot wine for the fourth time..
    it was really great:)
    Btw.. where are you getting those bottles..
    its so beautiful:)

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  23. Hi.. where are you getting the bottles?

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  24. Same questions I have -
    1)what kind of yeast u used and did u add it directly to the mixture?
    2)what type of dates did u use?

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    1. i used dry yeast and yes directly to the mixture
      dry dates

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  25. 1)what kind of yeast u used and did u add it directly to the mixture?
    2)what type of dates did u use?

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  26. hi swapna
    how did u make grape concentrate

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  27. I am sorry for asking this silly question, but can you explain me how BHARANI looks like

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    1. Hi Mandeep, Bharani is an earthen pot we use in Kerala.... you can use big glass bottle to make wine... Please do a google search to see Bharani picture:)

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  28. Hi, one doubt why strain after boiling? then the main essence of dates will loose na?

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  29. Hi Swapna,

    Quick question for you, what yeast are you using for your Wine?

    Regards,
    Cyril.

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  30. Hello, you say "Strain this mixture using a cheese cloth or muslin cloth, into a clean dry vessel on 21st day and leave to clear." I've never made any fermented drink before, so I have no idea— how long does it take to clear? Is that a process of minutes or hours or days? How soon is the wine ready? On the 21st day, or is it longer?
    Thanks

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  31. I have tried it last month, its awesome.. taste betters with ageing ....

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  32. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

    Keep up the good work :) from TheStillery, a stuart bar in Florida

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  33. "When cool, strain in a bharani/ bottle and add in the grape juice concentrate. Add the citric acid, yeast and top up the water to around 4.5 liters with cool water. Keep the bottle air tight." In this instruction I have two doubts: 1) can I use active dry yeast? 2) have we to add additional 4.5 liters of water to the strained mixture or is it the total volume of strained mixture and grape juice and addition of more water supposed to be equal to 4.5L ? I HOPE YOU WILL REPLY SOON, I WANT TO TRY THIS !

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    1. 1-Yes you can use dry yeast.
      2-Only two litres of water is using to boil the dates out of 4 litre water I have mentioned in the ingredient list. So after straining the dates you have to add the rest of the water.

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