Monday 16 April 2018

Cherupayar Wine Recipe / Green Gram Wine Recipe / Mung Bean Wine Recipe/ / Mung Dal Wine

Cherupayar Wine Recipe  / Green Gram Wine Recipe  / Mung Bean Wine Recipe

Are you surprised or intrigued to read today’s recipe name? Even I was amazed when I got a request from one of my readers, for germinated green gram wine. It was the first time I was hearing about green gram wine and never in my wildest thoughts had I ever imagined of making wine with green gram / cherupayar. But he assured me that someone in Kerala makes the wine from germinated green gram and whoever had the wine said it is one of the tastiest. He requested me to ferret out the recipe from some source. The idea circled in my head for several days and I searched all my recipe collection and over the internet too without any luck. This forced me to put on my thinking cap to develop my own recipe and experiment. So I made a small quantity of wine without germinating the green gram / cherupayar and guess what, it was a huge hit!!! This wine is one of my best experiments and whoever has tasted it so far have told me it is one of the best and tastiest wine! I will definitely try with germinated green gram next to see the difference in taste.... If you love homemade wine do try this recipe and let me know the result; I am sure you will love it :) :) 

Cherupayar Wine / Green Gram Wine / Mung Bean Wine
Cherupayar /Green gram / Whole Mung Bean – 250 gms (1 cup)
Sugar- 625 gms
Lime juice and zest of 1 lime
Yeast- ¼ tsp
Raisins- 50 gm, chopped
Water- 1 ½ liters 

  • Wash green gram and keep it in a strainer to drain it completely for at least 1 hour.
  • Boil water and sugar and keep it aside. Add chopped raisins, lemon zest and lemon juice to the hot water and mix well.
  • When the mixture becomes lukewarm, add washed and well drained green gram / cherupayar and stir well, sprinkle yeast; mix well and transfer to a sterilized bharani / bottle.
  • Tie the bottle with a clean cloth or close with lid little loose. 
  • Stir this mixture every day for 20 days.
  • After 20 days, strain the mixture through a cheese/ muslin cloth in to a clean dry bottle.
  • Keep this again for 7 days untouched. After 7 days strain the wine again, pour it in to clean dry bottles and use. 
Check out Tips for Making Homemade Kerala Wines

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  1. Eda , definitely I will try this.I tried almost all wine receipes of yrs n each one is a hit.

  2. Hi Swapna
    Thanks for your variety wines....
    Am going to try your Green gram dhal wine...can we use Green lemon zest???

  3. hello, this is a super nice wine, thank you.
    Do you also have a recipe for perry?

  4. Hi chechi

    I made it,but dont know what happendit was totally smells cherupayar and tastes bitter and totally not have any experience like this

    1. Whelp, some of her earlier recipes said that water might mess things up and bitter the wine, this could be the case.

  5. Hi Swapna,

    This blog was recommended by my neighbour. I made wine for the first time using this recipe. It came out very well. Thank you so much for posting.

  6. thanks for sharing the recipe

  7. Is it soaked green gram used for this wine receipe

  8. Hi
    I'm a great fan of your recipes - particularly the wine recipes. I wish to know if there is a substitute for lime or lemon juice. Can I use the store bought lime and lemon juice concentrate, instead of the fresh juice?
    Thanks and kind regards,
    New Zealand.

    1. Thank you Renu... You can substitute with fresh orange juice and if that is also not available you can use concentrate...

  9. Hello madam, its 18 days of green gram wine i don't see any bubbles of fermentation. Should i filter the wine or should wait till 20 days. Thanks in advance


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