Thursday, 7 April 2011

Jaathikka Wine / Nutmeg Fruit Wine


You will find Jaathi / Nutmeg Tree in the backyard of many homes in Kerala. People usually collect the nutmeg and mace and discard it’s fruity yellow cover. It is really good for making pickle, wine, chammanthi etc.... Back home we used to make a lot of wine and pickle with it. When in season you can collect a lot of these fruits in one or two days and since the fruit won’t stay for long, even inside the fridge, you have to make wine or pickle with it immediately..... Jaathikka Wine tastes really good and this is my hubby’s favorite…. I got some Jaathikka thodu from my sister in laws backyard on my last vacation....Hope you will try this wine when you get a lot of Jaathikka....  I am sure you will enjoy this wine :).....



(Jaathikka picture courtesy Roopak Thomas)



Jaathikka Wine / Nutmeg Fruit Wine

Ingredients:
Jaathikka Thodu / Yellow fruity cover of Nutmeg -1 kg
Sugar- 1 ¼ - 1 ½ kg
Boiling water - 3 bottles (750ml bottles)
Yeast-1/4 tsp

Method:
  • Put chopped jaathikka and sugar in a bharani / bottle and add boiling water and mix well.
  • When warm sprinkle yeast and mix well.
  • When the mixture cools down, tie the bottle with a clean cloth or close with lid little loose.
  • Stir this mixture every day for 5 minutes.
  • After 20 days, strain the mixture through a cheese/ muslin cloth in to a clean dry bottle.
  • Keep this again for 20 days untouched. After 20 days strain the wine again, pour it in to clean dry bottles and use.

Sending this over to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Ria this month, featuring dishes inspired by Kerala :)...





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27 comments:

  1. Yeast in wine ...interesting ..this looks fab for sure ...s

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  2. Nutmeg wine looks fantastic!

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  3. We had a Nutmeg tree in our backyard too..wine looks delicious!!

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  4. Nutmeg wine sounds intersting

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  5. Wine looks fabulous & elegant!!! Too bad i cant get my hands on nutmeg :(
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. Jathikka is my nostalgia in many senses.The childhood days at our own backyard plucking those beauties and mamma everyday complaining about the stain..haha..I love the photographs swapna.
    The Wine looks so classy and elegant to grab.

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  7. Swapna,
    Had never heard of nutmeg wine, neither could I have imagined its use this way!
    I've only known it as a home remedy and a flavor enhancer in some niche sweets. Very interesting indeed. Learnt something new..
    This is what I love about blogging apart from the fun of blogging itself.. Thanks!

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  8. so aromatic n flavourful...

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  9. Absolutely fine and catchy click. First time reading about nutmeg fruit wine.Thanks for sharing.

    entered here while hopping on blogs.

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  10. The very mention of jaathikka evokes nostalgic memories of my childhood day...ah! The wine looks excellent and loved all your pictures!

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  11. wow..awesome clicks..yum yum

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  12. Perfect to celebrate Easter!!!

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  13. My mom usually makes this at home. I love this.

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  14. Sounds interesting and lovely pics

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  15. Swapna,
    You truly are a genius, whilst exploring on the basic content of your blog it was refreshing to discover that not only are you a good cook but a good connoisseur of real taste, the wine recipes are astounding, esp. nutmeg. Splendid coverage on methods and good and diverse variety. Def. plan to try out at least one of the wines !

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    1. Thank you Carol for the kind words :)... Do let me know if you try any recipes and hope to see you back often :)...

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  16. I am gonna try this with almost 15 Kgs of Jathikka..
    Will let you know guys after 40 Days..:)
    Hoping for the Best..:)

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  17. Thankss swpna chechi for the interesting recipee....:-)

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  18. Chechi make us familiar with other nutmeg rind products ,if u know any !!!! As dis is my project topic :-)

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    1. Hi Teena,
      You can make pickle, chammanthi and juice too with nutmeg rind :)

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  19. I tried it its really good and its always in my collection of wines
    By Joby wines



























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    1. Glad to know you liked it... Thanks for trying and for the feed back :)...

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  20. My mother inlaw usually makes this in home.I really likes the taste....... wow

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  21. Hi chechi
    How long can we store this wine in bottles?
    Jathikkya de pollal wine il undavumo?

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    1. You can keep the wine for years if you store it properly!
      No Jathikkayude pollal wine- il undayvilla....

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