Saturday, 7 April 2012

Beetroot Wine Recipe




"Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die."

- Julia Child 
Recently when I found good dark colored beetroot I bought some to make wine and squash . Mom used to make this wine very often;   it’s very easy, does not require daily stirring and will be ready to drink in 14 days J…. If you have not tasted beetroot wine believe me it’s very tasty and resembles grape wine in color and taste…. Try to get dark colored beetroot for this wine….  Immediately after making, the wine will be very dark in color and will become clear and transparent with aging…

Wish you all a Very Happy Easter!!!


Beetroot Wine Recipe
(Recipe Source- My Mom) 
Preparation time – 20 mints
Cooking time – 25 mints
Ready to use – in 14 days

Ingredients:
Beetroot – 2 ½ Kg, grated
Sugar - 2 Kg
Water -5 liter
Yeast - 1 teaspoon
Lime juice- from 4 limes

Method:
  • Wash beetroot, peel off the skin and grate using a grater or food processer. 
  • In a big vessel add grated beetroot along with water and boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and boil for 10-15 mints. 
  • Turn off the heat and let it to cool to lukewarm. 
  • Strain the boiled beetroot water using a strainer or cheese cloth into a bharani (earthen pot) or glass bottle and discard the grated beetroot. 
  • In a small bowl take ½ cup lukewarm water, sprinkle yeast and 1 tsp sugar, mix and leave to rise.  
  • Add the yeast mixture, sugar and lime juice to the strained lukewarm beetroot water in the bottle and mix well until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Once the mixture is cooled completely close the bottle with the lid and keep aside for 14 days untouched. 
  • After that strain the mixture again; bottle and use.
Note: Check out this post for Tip on Wine making.






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67 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. Easter greetings to you!

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  2. This recipe is so interesting and great! I would love to try it, but too bad I don't have such a big bottle :(

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    1. Thank you Medeja..... hope you will find a big bottle soon :)

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  3. my my..... such beautiful colors and pics. i have never heard of beetroot wine and the fact that it can be made at home. came from twitter to your blog swapna...wish you a happy easter.

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    1. Thank you Dassana... Happy Easter to you too...

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  4. Wonderful wine.. never knew something like this can be made at home.. awesome

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  5. never knew beetroot could be turned into such a gorgeous looking wine. hats off to you for creating this Swapna.

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  6. cant believe its with beetroot. just like sherry..
    beautiful snaps Swapna..
    thanks alot for giving me guidelines in icing and smoothening cake.. now i think i improved a bit.. its all because of u dear :)

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  7. Omg, marvellous beetroot wine..well done..

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  8. That's such a beautiful color--who knew you could make wine from beetroot?

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  9. This is a the better compare to wine because this is the nutrition good for human being and also homemade so good recipe for our health defenetly i will try.

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  10. Hope you had a blissful Easter :) As always ,this time also you tempted me to try out a wine recipe.. Must do it soon :)

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  11. I've been making beetroot wine quite often now but we had to go out of town urgently recently and when we returned I found the beetroot wine had formed a kind of skin on top plus some mold. What shall I do? It seems as if the strained wine is not alcoholic too.

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    1. Hi Gita,
      If mold is not much remove / strain the wine and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum to the wine. Again wash, sterilize and dry the bottle and pour wine and see if mold coming back again. If it's coming back I am sorry you have to throw :(...

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  12. The beetroot wine recipe is given here. You can try it

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  13. how many days can we preserve this....?
    beetroot wine
    and would like to know that wine can be prepared out of papaya...?

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    1. The aging of wine, improve wine quality.
      You can make wine with papaya but I never tried it.

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  14. I am making lots of wine, this year. Apple, pear, blackberry and, now, having a go at this beetroot wine. Fingers crossed it will be a good one for Christmas.

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  15. if i will store the home made wine for 2year or 3 years or more is it right or wrong?

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  16. Hello Swapna
    New to your blog, but got hooked to it the first time.
    now trying your wine recipes and have already made beetroot and carrot
    it has come out well, so the critics says and i do give the origin for the recipes as well
    thanks a lot and keep blogging

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    1. Thank you so much Rose for trying the recipe and for the feed back... I am so glad your wine came out well :)... Wishing you and family a Joyful Christmas!!

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  17. I made it for the first time. It worked out really well and as described and shown in pictures above.

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  18. Hi.. Could you add step by step pictures of making wine? Better still, if you could do a short video. Just so that newbies to wine making like me do no make any blunders and spoil the process :) Thanks, your response will be appreciated.

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    1. Hi, Thanks for the suggestion :)... I will try my level best to take step by step pictures next time :)...

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    1. http://www.swapnascuisine.com/2016/11/apple-orange-wine-recipe.html

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  20. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards, upma recipe

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  21. Recipe seems to be very simple and wonderful, thanks Swapna.

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  22. Would this be sweet wine ...if not can I add more sugar at some stage to make it sweeter?

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    1. Yes this is sweet wine and if you need sweeter than this you can add more sugar after fermentation period.

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  23. Hello Swapna,

    I wanted to know how long should we keep the yeast in the bowl for it to rise adequately? Should the bowl be covered?

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    1. 10 minutes. no need to cover the bowl

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  24. Hi Swapna,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I have made this a couple of times now and have been really impressed the results.
    I did make few changes in qty.I have posted it on my blog too with recipe credit to u.
    Hope you will come and have a look.
    Thanks
    Meena

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  25. Swapana..its really heavenly drink recepie with medicinal value.Research shows that it is used to lower blood pressure and cholesterol in the body...thanks for this lifegiving recepie..dvkatara

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  26. wonderful recipe and i tried it very simple n good wine... only wish to know even though i strain the wine on keeping the bottle there are particles settling down how to filter this ... do u use charcoal or carbon or anything else....

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    1. Hi Christina,
      Thanks for trying the recipe and glad to hear you liked the wine. You have to strain the clear wine again preferably through a cheese cloth once the sediments settled well without mixing the settled sediments. I never used anything like charcoal or carbon.

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  27. Hi Swapna,

    When you say lime, u mean sweet lime or sour lime?

    Thanks

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  28. hi swapna, I want to try this recipe...but want to know if I go for ikg of beet root, the yeast quantity also should be halved or should keep the same measurement as for 2kg of beetroot...please advise.

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    1. Yes. When you make a half amount of any recipe you have to half all ingredients!

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  29. Hi Swapna ! I tried your recipe n my beetroot wine is ready for my new year celebrations.... I couldn't resist tasting it n its awesome.... raising a toast to you n your blog... cheers..HAPPY 2016... lots of love,
    Priya

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  30. hi swapna can u pls post orange wine. thanks sujata

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  31. hi Swapna..Thanx for posting such an easy receipe.
    My question is : Does the bharani have to be airtight or just covered with a lid? This will be my first shot at making wine, need all the help :)

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  32. Hi Swapna, does the bharani have to be airtight or just a lid will do?
    I am going to give this a shot, thanx for posting such doable recepie ..cheers !

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    1. It shouldn't be airtight. If you are using a bharani, use a clean nice cloth on top of the lid and tie it with a thread.

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  33. Hi Swapna,
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Can u please let me know if the yeast used is the baker's yeast or the brewer's yeast?. I have heard many use just the baker's yeast but i am not sure of how good it would taste..thank you!

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  34. Hi Swapna,
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Can u please let me know if the yeast used is the baker's yeast or the brewer's yeast?. I have heard many use just the baker's yeast but i am not sure of how good it would taste..thank you!

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    1. Hi Nitin,
      I use Baker's yeast as Brewers yeast is not available here. If you find brewers yeast in your area you can add that.

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  35. Hi swapna.. i am vandana. I made beetroot wine and it came out grt.. but i just have one concern. When i tasted the wine, i felt the texture of the wine was strong.. is there anything that can be done to make it lighter.???

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  36. can i use plastic container for making wine?

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    1. I don't advice thar for health reasons. Better to use earthern or glass bottles.

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  37. I have heard that adding cardamom and patta is good during wine making. Is that right ??

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    1. If you like it's taste go ahead with it!

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  38. Hi Swapna, I prepared the wine according to your recipe. I used active dried yeast and now it's been 10 days and the wine is fermenting well I guess as I see Bubbles rising to the top. Out of curiosity I had a taste of the wine and it tastes moderately sour but I can't taste the sweetness. It smells fermented. Do I add more sugar?

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    1. After filteration you can add sugar, if you feel you need a sweeter wine.

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  39. Hi, I Prepared the wine as you suggested..Final product is outstanding.. Although it tastes good but it continue fermenting after bottling...

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  40. Hi Swapna, I prepare Beetroot wine regularly and my recipe is same as yours. But if I keep this wine for longer period, there is colourisation. How can I prevent the colour to fade away?

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  41. Hi Swapna, I prepare Beetroot wine regularly and my recipe is same as yours. I reduce Sugar a bit to make the wine dry. I experience colourisation if I keep the wine for longer periods. How can I prevent the colour fading away?

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    1. There will be a colour change to wine with aging and it will become crystal clear. If you keep the wine in dark bottles you can prevent it for some extent

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  42. I made it. So good. Thanks for the recipe. But it's smooth. How can we make it stronger like alcoholic.

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  43. This is Vijay. I am just gonna beetroot wine with the whole stuff but according to your recipe. I will let you know the results

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  44. I made it. It came out nice. I opened it after 21 days the only problem i feel is its more sweet n less sour. Do i need to ferment it for another week? It is way sweeter than regular indian wines. Otherwise everything is good.

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  45. I opened it in 3 weeks. Its very sweet n less sour. Do you think it needs more fermentation?

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    1. Sweetness will reduce with aging. Any new wine will taste sweet, better keep it for a month or two after straining and you will see the difference.

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  46. Hi Swapna,
    The wine cameout just perfect.
    Thank you verymuch for this awesome recipie. :)

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