Wednesday 25 November 2020

Pomegranate Wine / Mathala Naranga Wine


Hello everyone, It’s been a long time since I have posted any new recipes... Hope you guys are fine and safe... How are the Christmas preparations coming along? I hope at least some of you have tried some wine this year. If you are on the lookout for recipes for baking Christmas Cakes & Cookies you can search my older posts.... Since Christmas is around the corner I thought of posting a couple of wine recipes I tried recently.... Hope you guys can make it just before Christmas or New Year celebrations....

Pomegranate Wine / Mathala Naranga Wine / മാതള നാരങ്ങാ വൈൻ 


Pomegranate -1 kg / (6 - 8 numbers)

Sugar – 1 kg

Water – 3 ½ litres

Lemon juice and zest from one lemon

Orange juice and zest from one orange

Cloves -4 nos

Cinnamon – 1 x 2” piece

Yeast – ¾ tsp


  • Cut pomegranates into half and remove all of the fruity seeds into a bowl. Be sure not to include any of the pomegranate's pith or skin, as this can cause the wine to taste bitter. Crush the pomegranate seeds slightly in the mixy or with a handheld blender or with a potato masher.
  • With a citrus peeler or vegetable peeler thinly peel the orange zest and lemon zest without the white part. Extract the juice from the orange and lemon and keep aside.
  • Boil sugar and water in a big vessel. When the mixture begins to boil switch off the flame. Add all the ingredients except yeast to the boiled water.  
  • Mix thoroughly and allow the pomegranate mixture to stand for an hour or so, until it is lukewarm.
  • When the mixture becomes lukewarm, add yeast and mix well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a sterilized glass bottle / bharani, cover it and leave for 20 days stirring daily.
  • 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. Hi Swapna, Good to see you back after a long time, hope all is well with you. I had just got a box of huge nice fresh California grown pomograntes yesterday and your recipe came just in time.
    I have some questions please answer. Can I make this wine avoiding the sugar? If the sugar requirement is a must then, can I substitue honey instead? And what kind of yeast did you use? I really want to try making this wine besides, Pomogranates have tremendous health benefits.
    Hope to hear from you and thank you very much for this recipe,

    1. Hi Bethany, I am fine dear:) You are so lucky to get freshly grown pomegranates!!! You cannot avoid sugar completely as it is needed for fermentation... you can reduce it to half the quantity if you don't want sweet wine... I never used honey instead of sugar for wine making, so I don't know how it will turn out... I suggest you to try with a small quantity completely with honey and see how it turns out.. do let me know if you try it with honey :)...

  2. Very happy to see you back after long time.Hope you are well.
    Pomegranate wine receipe I will try.

  3. Hello Swapna chechi, sweet to see you back with an excellent wine recipe..will try it out for sure...your wine recipes has not let me perfect u u and thank u from the bottom of my heart

  4. Just the recipe I was looking for. Thank you for posting this. Also, would you be having a recipe for rose flower wine by any chance?😊

  5. How much quantity does it produce?

  6. Excelente..gracias por compartir este postre se ve exquisito


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