Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Homemade Nellikka Wine Recipe / Amla Wine / Indian Gooseberry Wine Recipe (with out yeast)


How are your Christmas preparations coming up? Have you made any wine or baked your Christmas cake yet? I plan to bake my fruitcake tomorrow... Today’s recipe Nellikka / Gooseberry wine is very familiar to most Keralites.... It is a very common wine like Grape wine back home.... Like my earlier Grape Wine, this is also a “No Yeast” wine.... so it is very mild.... if you desire you can add 1 teaspoon of yeast to make it strong..... However since gooseberry has a lot of medicinal value I prefer to avoid using yeast...  I made this just before Christmas last year.... so it’s got a really nice colour with age.... Do try it if you get hold of gooseberries.....



Homemade Nellikka Wine Recipe / Amla Wine / Indian Gooseberry Wine Recipe {without yeast}

Ingredients:
Nellikka / Amla / Indian Gooseberries - 100 nos.
Water - 3 liter
Sugar - 1 1/4 kg

Method:
  • Wash the gooseberries & remove/wipe water and put it in a big clean sterilized bharani / bottle .
  • Boil sugar & water and add boiled water to the Gooseberry.
  • When it become cool tie the bottle with a clean cloth or close with lid little loose.  
  • Stir this mixture every day. After 20 days strain the mixture strain the mixture through a cheese/ muslin cloth in to a clean dry vessel.
  • Pour it in to clean dry bottles and use.


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63 comments:

  1. my father in law make the nellika wine...well captured!! Love it

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  2. Beautiful clicks and wine...

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  3. You're amazing! If I tried to make my own wine, I'd probably end up seriously injuring somebody...

    Gorgeous photo! Buzzed :)

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  4. simply GORGEOUS Swapna!How did you take it? Mirror? or is it an effect?

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  5. Gorgeous pictures and wine as well :)

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  6. Wow wat a beautiful captures,amla wine is quite new for me.

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  7. awesome recipe..I have never made wine at home..you have made perfectly..Thanks for sharing..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow!! wonderful picture...and ur wine looks very much welcoming too :)

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  9. Beautiful picture!! I wonder if we get the gooseberry here!

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  10. You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material.

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  11. The amla wine is a bit cloudy and quite sour-is it possible to sweeten it? Any tips for the cloudiness? Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Gita,
      If it is not sweet enough you can add more sugar.... Filtered wine will look cloudy first... it will take few weeks for the sediments to settle down...Thanks for tryin g the wine :)

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  12. Hi Swapna, thanks! To add more sugar I shall first dissolve it or just add? And thanks for the good news that it will settle after a few weeks. Pineapple is waiting its turn and so is grape but beetroot came out the best. Your blog is such a blessing!

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    1. Gita, just add sugar and mix well. wow that's a great collection of wines you have made:).. I too made beetroot wine last month.. thanks a lot for the lovely words :)

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  13. The amla wine is now superb-there were 6 bottles so I made sugar syrup and added (some 6 tbsp sugar). It is still not too sweet-just perfect. The problem is to find bottle caps -my husband had quite an adventure locating a cork factory and then resizing the corks :)

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    1. Thanks for trying Gita and glad you liked the wine!

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  14. your wine looks great and sounds easy. i have a few questions -
    1. can i use the smaller variety (star gooseberry) as i have an abundance of those...
    2. if i do want to add yeast, how and at what stage do i add it?
    thanks
    div

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    1. Hi div,
      I have never seen or tasted star gooseberries. But think you can make wine with it and I suggest to give it a try with it :).... and please do let me know the outcome:)
      If you want to add yeast, add it on the first day when the boiled water in the bottle cools down to lukewarm.

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  15. hi... i jst loved this recipe and want to give a try as i have been longing to make it. Can we use the salted gooseberries after washing it well(as i am having enough and more of the same with me) and is it ok if we open the bottle daily and give a stir.

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    1. Salted gooseberries you mean pickled ones? If so no you cannot...

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  16. Hi Swapna,

    You have a lovely collection of recipes. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I tried the amla wine recipe. However, the color of my wine is not red. It is pale off white color. Just the color of the amla's. Did you add something for it to be red ?

    Doreen

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    1. Hi Doreen,
      Thanks for the kind words and thanks a lot for trying amla wine. I took picture of this wine almost after one year of making the wine and amla wine tends to change it's colour with aging... soon after you make it looks off white colour... I don't add colour to any of my wines...

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  17. Hi
    For what will you use the strained gooseberry? or do you throw it away... Please tell me how much to be consumed and is it good for diabetics?

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    1. Yes I throw the strained gooseberries... consume in moderate quantities... too much of anything is not recommended ;)and I don't think it is good for diabetics... please check with your doctor...

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  18. I sun dry it and use it with Shikakai for washing my hair

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    1. Wow Gita!!! that's a great idea.... I will also do the same next time when I make them :)....

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  19. Can you please let me know how many kilos of gooseberry? I bought some pretty big gooseberries so not sure about the 100 nos count. Thank you for sharing these recipes. Awesome stuff!

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  20. Can you please let me know how many kilos of gooseberry? I bought some pretty big gooseberries so not sure about the 100 nos count. Thank you for sharing these recipes. Awesome stuff!

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    1. Hi Dony, sorry I am not sure how many kilo, may be 2-3 kg... it's ok if it is big/small just count and make...

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  21. Could you pls specify is it a kilo of gooseberries? I bought some and they are pretty big so not sure about the 100 nos. Btw your blog is wonderful, made the plum cake this christmas, my folks loved it. Thank you so much!

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  22. Very nice information to make wine... thanks Swapna. In your recipe you have not mentioned about smashing of gooseberries, is it necessary.

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  23. very good information to make wine...... is it not required to smash the gooseberries..

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  24. Can i use plastic bottle instead of bharani?

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  25. Can i use plastic bottle instead of bharani

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    1. I will not recommend plastic bottle because of heath concerns... better try to use bharani or glass bottles...

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  26. Hi Swapna,

    Thank you so much for the recipe, it truly sounds great besides it must be a very healthy wine as Amlas are in Vitamin-C. However, before I start making it, could you confirm if the Amlas are to be left whole in the jar or should they be crushed or bruised? Would appreciate your response. Tks again!!

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    1. Amlas adding as whole not crushed... do let me know how it turns out...

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  27. The best wine recipes to choose a quick, easy and delicious wine recipe: Indian recipes
    Homemade Nellikka Wine Recipe / Amla Wine / Indian Gooseberry Wine Recipe

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  28. Thanks Swapna jee,
    It is the best way you have explained here, i was dreaming to process it, but
    was not sure about the process, i have tried it. Can i use apples instead of amla's or anything
    extra to add in it to enhance its smell and flavour

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  29. Hi Swapna.. I have heard it is good to use jaggery along with amla. Any idea about the quantity to be used instead of sugar? And 100 amlas would mean how many kgs?

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  30. Hi Swapna... 100 amlas would be how many kgs? Also, how many kgs of jaggery should be used if I am substituting it for sugar? Heard it's beneficial for children.

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  31. Hi Swapna.. I have heard it is good to use jaggery along with amla. Any idea about the quantity to be used instead of sugar? And 100 amlas would mean how many kgs?

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  32. may I pour boiled water to gooseberry ya wait till it cool down before pouring it over gooseberry.

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    1. Yes pour boiled water to gooseberry

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  33. how much alcohol is produced after fermentation in all those wines?

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    1. 12 to 14% alcohol content are there in wines

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  35. hai swapna,
    i made the gooseberry wine and i think it is has come out fine except for the colour. mine looks opaque. should i caramelize it? and can i use the wine immediately or have to wait longer for getting the real taste?

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  36. hi swapna, i just made the gooseberry wine and it has come out well except for the colour. it looks opaque. what is the method to make it the colour as in your photographs? should i caramelize it and if so how to do it? can i use the wine immediately after 20 days or should i wait longer?

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    1. Hi,
      Thanks for trying the recipe :)...The gooseberry wine will look opaque at first and you will get the colour like in the picture with aging....Like I mentioned in the first paragraph I made the wine a year before I photograph it!! That's how I got a really nice colour with age:)
      If you want you can caramelize the sugar and add to get nice colour but I must say it will alter the taste too... so better you use as it is and give it time it will change the colour by itself.... Yes you can drink immediately after 20 days but again the more you age wine the better :) :)... Have a great Christmas!

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  37. hi, it tasts good and delicious , how much alchohol content will be this ?

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    1. I have not measured the alcohol content of the wine

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  38. This one has been made many times and is a family favourite. After straining, wash the amlas and sun dry them and then boil them little by little in coconut oil to use for hair.

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  39. All set to make the Gooseberry Wine... preparations on for two jars with 5 kg of berry. :-) Bless me guruji. :-)

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    1. Wow Vineetha with 5 kgs of berries?? That's great! Now I am little tensed.. fingers crossed :)... Let me know how the wine turned out :)

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  40. Can I use jaggery instead of sugar? Will it taste sweeter? Plzz reply nd btw thankz for ur recipes :)

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    1. Hi Vinny,
      I have never used jaggery in wine making. So I am not sure how it will tastes :)

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