A quintessentially Hyderabadi dessert called Khubani ka Meetha Recipe. The beautiful colour and flavours makes this dessert irresistible. The apt Urdu word is “Shahi”or Royal!
Grape Jam|Black Grapes Jam| Grape Jelly
I made this amazingly delicious, beautiful Grape Jam!
I mean just look at the colour! And the taste just right with the correct amount of sweetness and tart mixed.
Breakfast is such a delicious pleasure! Wait did I say breakfast then what about lunch with Grape jam spread on the chapati? In between snack? or Dinner! you get my point.
I love black grapes. The fact that I have a bad throat after eating them is secondary. I have to eat them even as a child my grandparents used to take me to Vrindavan Gardens, Mysore and I used to not budge from there till they brought me black grapes juice. Wish they were around now I would love to enjoy grape juice with them. Come to think of it, they would have loved this jam and gone around telling everyone they meet about the grape jam.
So when I see them and the weather is good I do buy them. I end up buying more than I need.
Around this time I picked up pectin … need I say more. The end product is in front of you. Here is the article I wrote in a bid to clear my thoughts on pectin.
When I am making a jam, my intention is to preserve the fruit. I do not think of all the vitamins or food nutrition values. There are some things that you have to enjoy and jam is one of them.
Enjoy the jam and the delicious toast I made with it.
The main ingredients are black grapes, sugar, lime juice and pectin.
This recipe is copied from here.
This is my Condiments of your Choice for the blogging marathon!
- 1-½ kilogram grapes seedless
- 1 cup Water
- 1-¼ cup Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Pectin
- ¼ -½ cup Lemon juice
- Wash and remove the grapes from the stems. I generally soak them for1-2 hours in salted water.
- Remove the spoilt grapes. Bruised and split a strict no-no. We want the jam to last.
- In a thick bottomed and nonreactive(steel) pan add the water and grapes bring to a boil.
- Simmer the grapes stirring occasionally. It will be a great idea to crush the grapes. After about 10 minutes switch off the gas.
- Let the grapes mixture cool slightly.
- Now you have 2 choices you can crush the grapes and sieve the skins or just crush the grapes and continue.
- Here I have kept the skins.
- Measure the grapes pulp. I had a little over 4 cups.
- Use the same pan in which you had boiled the grapes add the sugar, grapes pulp, lemon juice and the pectin (since mine was powdered pectin).
- Run the blender once to dissolve the pectin.
- Bring to boil and cook the mixture continuously.
- The mixture will start thickening. Check if the jam is done.How?Do the plate test( link below).
- Once the jam is done it will set like a jam/jelly.
- Switch off heat and skim any foam with a spoon.
- Ladle jam into bottles set on wooden tray.
- Cool fully before storing the jam.
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That's a delicious looking jam arch ! Love the colour peeping thru the sandwiches 🙂 btw, brindavan gardens still has those grape juice stalls, when I visited 2 years ago 🙂
Gayathri Kumar says
Awesome Archana. Love that vibrant colour of the jam..
Suma Gandlur says
Never thought of making grape jam at home though a big bottle of grape jam is always found in my refrigerator. 🙂
GRAPE jam looks so delicious.. i m biggest jam lover
Priya Suresh says
Wow amazing, how catchy this grapes jam looks, delightful.
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
oooo that color and that sandwich. I wish I could grab it right away.
Love that gorgeous color. Grapes is one of my favorite fruits too.
Grape jam looks fantastic , I had made this for Mega BM and we all loved it .
Srivalli Jetti says
The sandwich looks so sinful Arch, I must try it soon..gosh can't get over the colour, so attactive!
Mayuri Patel says
love home made jams and this certainly has turned out beautiful. Can tempt anyone.
Chef Mireille says
ate so much grape jam as a child because PB & grape jam was my lunch almost every day on school days. my older sister would make my lunch and she had no creativity that I grew to hate it. but this gorgeous color and consistency is tempting me to try it again as I do love grapes!
Mayuri Patel says
What a beautiful colour of black grapes jam. Do you think I could add the grapes and sugar during the first stage only and allow it to cook till it thickens? I want to make the jam before the grape season disappears.
Add the sugar with the grapes after crushing the grapes. If using powdered pectin add it with the grapes and sugar else you need to add later. Will link up an article on pectin to this post. Thanks to you I see the need to add the pectin post here.
I have never made jams at home but have tasted wonderful homemade jams that my friends treated to in school days. This post has revived those memories and inspired me to give it a try,. Will try it and let you know.
😀 do try it is so satisfying.
Sujata Roy says
Wow Archana never thought of making grape jam however grape is one of my most favourite fruit. Colour of the jam looks amazing. Saving your recipe to try. Never used pectin. Now I have to order it.
Thanks, Sujata. Let me know if you have any difficulties.
goregous colour of the grape jam, Archana. next time make a larger batch and send it for my little one adores homemade fruit jams (and sadly I dont venture into it :-))
Sure will send some. 😀
Shobha Keshwani says
Interesting and easy jam recipe. Home made jams are chemical free and safe. I must try this as I have never tasted grape jam.
Come over and we can enjoy some together.
Priya Vj says
Grape jam definitely sounds so interesting. Never thought of grape jam so far.. lovely color of the jam peeping from.the sandwiches.
I am in love with the colour of this delicious home made grape jam. I have black grapes and need to source pectin. I am so tempted to try this recipe Archana. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.
MIna Joshi says
Your jam is such a stunning colour . I love homemade jams but never thought of using Black grapes for jam.
Thanks, Mina now you can make some.
This is a beautiful grapes jam recipe. I am thinking of adding this to my cheeseboard for the weekend. It will be so tasty with some brie
Do try and let me know.