Sunday 28 March 2021

Tomato Wine Recipe

By now you all know how I love to experiment brewing wine with different fruits or vegetables… Trying out Tomato Wine recipe was in my mind for quite some time and so I made this a year ago… I was curious to know how the taste & colour would turn out… surprisingly the wine tasted nice. It is quite a strong wine… it has a slightly fruity taste and does not really taste like tomatoes… I really love the golden colour… do give it a try and let me know how you guys liked it 😊 

Tomato Wine


Red ripe Tomatoes - 1 kg

Raisins - 175gm

Sugar - 750gm + 250 gm

Water - 3 litres

Yeast - ½ tsp

Lemon zest & lemon Juice from 1 big lemon (You can substitute it with orange zest and orange juice if you wish)


  • Boil water and 750 gm sugar and cool it till lukewarm.
  • Wash & pat dry the tomatoes. Finely chop or mash tomatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add tomatoes & raisins to the warm sugar water.
  • Mix well and add yeast, lemon juice & lemon zest. Be very careful not to add any white pith of lemon or orange with the zest.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and keep it in an earthen jar (Bharani) or in a glass jar, cover it and leave for 21 days, stirring daily.
  • On 22nd day, strain the mixture through a cheese / muslin cloth.
  • At this stage if the wine is not sweet enough for your liking, you can add rest of the 250 grams of sugar mix well and keep it again in a clean dry Bharani / glass bottle for another 21 days.
  • Strain on the 22nd day bottle and use.
  • The taste will be more flavourful if you wait for it to age for two to three months after bottling.

Saturday 13 March 2021

Passion Fruit Mousse (Eggless)


I have some passion fruit pulp in my freezer that my Appa gave me on my last vacation in 2019… that was the last batch of passion fruit pulp which he gave me before he passed away… I just kept it in the freezer, untouched all this while, and recently when I missed him a lot, I took it out and made this passion fruit mousse… I still have one huge bottle in the freezer, that I am keeping like a treasure, to use occasionally when I miss him terribly…

This passion fruit mousse is easy to make… you just need a blender or hand mixy… no cooking involved, and it is eggless too… Passion fruit pulp can be added according to taste… 1 cup of the pulp to the mousse will give you a very mild taste of passion fruit. I like the passion fruits tangy flavour a lot, so I ended up adding 1 ⅔ cup of pulp. If you are adding only one cup of pulp you can omit sugar. This mousse has a very creamy consistency. I suggest you set the mousse in individual glasses or ramekins instead of one bowl…

I have tried to take a video while making the mousse and I am attaching the YouTube video with this recipe… since I am not an expert in taking videos there are lot of flaws in it and I am trying hard to improve… I hope it will be helpful to some of you 😊


Passion Fruit Mousse

(Recipe adapted from here)


For the mousse:

Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 can (397g)

Heavy cream / whipping cream (cold) - 1 ⅓ cups (290g)

Passion fruit pulp – 1 to 1 ⅔ cup (according to taste)

Gelatin -1 tsp (If you are planning to set the mousse in one large bowl use 2 tsp of gelatin)

Sugar -  ¼ cup (optional, add less or omit if it is sweet enough with the condensed milk)

Water - 3 tbsp

For the Topping:

Pulp of 3 fresh passion fruits, with seeds (about ⅔ cup)

Sugar -  ¼ cup


  • To make Passion fruit pulp, blend the pulp with ¼ cup water for a few minutes and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
  • Dissolve gelatin in 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and let it swell for 5 minutes. Microwave the mix for 30 seconds. Cool slightly before using.
  • Combine the heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, passion fruit pulp, sugar, and melted gelatin in the blender. Blend for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the mousse to individual glasses or ramekins or to a large serving tray. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set.
  • Top with the passion fruit sauce and serve. 

To make the topping:

  • Combine the fresh passion fruit pulp with seeds and the sugar in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for two more minutes, until it thickens slightly.
  • Let it cool to room temperature and serve with mousse.