Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Beetroot Squash




Back home Amma used to make a variety of squashes with the seasonal fruits available like Grape, Mango, Orange, Lime, Passion fruit etc. Here in Kuwait as fruit juices are easily available, I never bothered to make squash at home until recently as my son drinks a lot of juice.... Now I started making it at home so that I can at least avoid giving him packet juice which contains lot of preservatives....also he is such a picky eater who refuses to eat any veggies so the only way to include some veggie in his diet is through juice :D...he loves to drink this juice as his mouth and lips become red after drinking this :D.. This juice tastes like Grape juice and is healthy too.....

Beetroot Squash
Ingredients:
Beetroot – 1kg
Water – 6 cups
Sugar – 1 ¾ kg
Water- 4 cups
Tonovin essence – 1 tbsp
Citric Acid – 1 tbsp
Lime juice from 6 limes

Method:
  • Grate beetroot and boil in 6 cups of water and keep this aside.
  • Boil sugar and 4 cups of water till the sugar melts. Keep this also aside. Keep these two to cool very well.
  • Strain beetroot and sugar water. Mix these two together and add tonovin essence, citric acid and strained lime juice.  
  • Pour squash into sterilized bottles and store refrigerated, This squash can be stored refrigerated up to 6 months.
  • To serve, fill 1/3 of serving glass with the beetroot squash and remaining by water. Mix up well and serve chill topped with ice cubes. 




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17 comments:

  1. Wat a catchy and inviting squash..

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  2. Lovely presentation with delicious and healthy drink.

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  3. Wow this is so new to me... Beetroot is really healthy, love the fact that it would taste like grapes and not like beetroot... :)

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  4. Healthy and nutrituous one !!!!

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  5. looks wonderful I haven't had like this

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  6. Great recipe. I love the reds. It'd be great to have a pitcher of this in the fridge for the week..!

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  7. Loved the blog…
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  8. healthy squash and lovely red color & hues.

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  9. I've had beetroot juice long ago and it tastes just like Grape juice, like you said. Sadly, I've never seen tonovin here in US. I should ask Amma to get a bottle from Kannur when they come over :)

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    1. Ria here also we don't get tonovin... I also bring it from India :)

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  10. tonovin not available here in mummbai, is there any other ideal susbstitute for tonovin?

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    1. Martha, I am not very sure but I think tonovin essence is also known as grape essence... tonovin usually use in grape squash to enhance the grape flavor...

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  11. In India from where can i get tonovin?? is it available in pharmacy??

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    1. You will get tonovin essence from super markets... have to check in the baking section where essence are all kept....

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  12. did any one found tonovin essence or grape essence in mumbai???

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  13. please, if anyone has found tonovin/grape essence in mumbai or any website to order. please let me know.

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