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Friday, October 07, 2011

Caramelized Gooseberry - a MicroWave Recipe

This recipe is  given here for those who have been hunting for it so long.These Caramelized Gooseberries were once served as a traditional sweet in Tamil Villages.It can be done with both the Gooseberry varieties.Try this recipe at home and enjoy.U can serve it either with Sugar syrup or without it.BonAppetit!

Caramelized Gooseberry - Gooseberries done in sugar syrup


Ingredients

    15 Gooseberries-clean well
    300gm or 350gm Sugar
    1 litre water
    1 tsp vanilla essence(Flavoring agent)
    a pinch of salt

Directions

    1.Take a microwave-safe bowl,heat water on microwave(high) for 5 mins (till water begins to boil).
    2.Put the gooseberries in that bowl and microwave(high) for 10 mins.
    3.Take that bowl out and remove gooseberries,one by one and  add sugar  and a pinch of salt(very little)to the bowl and mix well till sugar gets dissolved completely.M/W this for 2-3 mins on high.
    4.Take the bowl out and add the gooseberries.M/W this on high for 6-7 more mins.
    5.Take the bowl-out and  add the flavoring agent and mix well.Microwave this high for 3 more mins atleast.
    6.Take the bowl out after 5 mins(the Gooseberries should be very tender and well-cooked in sugar syrup) and let it cool for an hour.
    7.Serve these Caramelized Gooseberries with or without sugar syrup in a dessert bowl.

Recipe W/O Microwave OVEN:
Pressure-Cook the cleaned Gooseberries in 700 ml water upto 1 whistle.Leave it for the pressure to be released.Caramelize 300 ml water with 350 gms sugar till it gets into 1 string consistency.Add the gooseberries along with the pressure- cooked water, a pinch of salt  and stir-cook till it gets into 2/3rd amount.Add the flavoring agent and stir-cook for 3 - 5 more mins on medium flame.The Gooseberries should be very tender and well-cooked in sugar syrup but don't over-cook after adding the flavoring agent and let it cool for an hour.Serve the Caramelized Gooseberries with or without sugar syrup in a bowl.

Submitting this post to MEC Event hosted by Pumpkin FarmFood and Srivalli's Cooking 4 All Seasons
  and 'Only Sweets' hosted by Pari's Fooddelicious   and GayathriKumar's Gayathri Cookspot      .

                                      

13 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

New & interesting..Never tried anything like this from gooseberries..Bookmarked!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

La @ FoodSlice said...

I love gooseberries cooked in sugar syrup! I 've never cooked them at home but buy these sweets at every opportunity. I think i have a couple sitting in my fridge right now. I am going to eat one right away :)
And i 've seen gooseberries at the farmers market, wonder why i never bought them till date. I surely will next time and make this according to your recipe. Can you tell how excited i am from the length of this comment? :)

Rumana Rawat said...

They look so delicious:)

Biny Anoop said...

wow thats very new to me...looks great

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new and interesting one

julie said...

very tempting recipe..looks awesome!!

Priya said...

Wow those caramelized gooseberries looks super tempting and addictive..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks fantastic Dear, Amma makes something like this with Jaggery and your post is bring back sweet memories.

Suja said...

New to me,looks fantastic..healthy and yummy

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Mmmm... drooling over you pics... The very thought of gooseberries makes me happy... I love 'em so much.. the sad part it I dont get them here... These are the storehouse of Vit C....
Krithi's Kitchen
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PrathibhaSreejith said...

hey, tat luks so good and tempting. its very new to me, luv gooseberries

kranthi said...

nice one latha. i love the gooseberries.

Kofykat said...

Whoa, I'm so glad I found your blog. Looking forward to trying these recipes. Can't wait to check out the others as well.