Sunday, July 18, 2010

Redcurrant Jam

Redcurrant are tiny little glossy fruits which attract me everytime when i go to market.
 Redcurrants are also rich in fibre. The health benefits of red currant include blood cleansing, diuretic and for good digestion. It is also said that tea made from the redcurrant leaves helps to ease the symptoms of rheumatism.
Normally in UK redcurrant are used to make redcurrant jelly which they serve with sunday lamb roast. In germany they use the redcurrant juice along with soda water to have a refreshing drink.
 I have used redcurrant to make some jam which keeps for a long time. To see the sterlisation technique for jam bottle and how to make jam click here.
Ingredients:
Redcurrant- 2 cups
Jam sugar- 3/4 cup
Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
Method:
Wash the redcurrant well and remove any small stalks sticking to the fruit. In a saucepan mix together the redcurrant, sugar and mix well. Heat the pan in medium heat, keep stirring it. After sometime you can see it becomes liquid, then it starts boiling. Keep stirring without sticking to the bottom of the pan. To check the consistency of the jam, pour a spoonfull of jam in a cold plate and slide it slightly, it will move slowly, this is the right consistency. You can get a clear idea from the link i have given.
At this stage, switch off the flame, pour the jam into the sterilized  bottles, let it cool down for a while and close it with a lid.
You can keep this jam for upto 6 months in your fridge if your bottles are properly sterilized.
Variations:
Instead of redcurrant you can also use strawberries, blackberries etc...

27 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

jam looks too good, lovely and inviting

aipi said...

I don't think i have seen red currants here in the US.. they look so cute and bright.. loved the red color of your jam.. lovely presentation. fyi, i have sent my entry 4 your event :-)

Satya said...

jam looks soooooo delicious n lovely color ...very nice presentation

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious I just made some raspberry jam

Fathima said...

Jam looks great.... Awesome clicks!

Suhaina said...

Oh. This is too much.. I want to try this now... Looks super good.. yumm.

veena krishnakumar said...

sooooooooo inviting.I love the vibrant colour

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Love the color of jam.Nice presentation:)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so wonderful,love to have this one...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I just simply fell in love with the beautiful color....Very catching picture

deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jay said...

amazed with your presentation da. Really u r talented. Pic speaks its taste...Yummy...!

An Open Book said...

i have never had redcurrant..i shud mentally make a note to buy it whn its in season next..nice picture

Priya said...

SUch a gorgeous and prefect jam, lovely colour..

Fajeeda said...

jam looks perfect and yummy............we don't get red currants here but will try out with strawberries........

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Yummy jam,Luks colour full...

Shama Nagarajan said...

we love this jam..when we were i UK....delicious

Niloufer Riyaz said...

never had this jam. Looks delicious

Vrinda said...

Delicious n pretty looking jam...

Roshu said...

looks yummy and very much inviting.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

lovely colour & super jam...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments

Malar Gandhi said...

Jam luks terrific.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Moon, I wanted to make jam out of it. I cant eat it raw or with yoghurt. Thanks for the recipe and I will try it. Regarding your event I will try my best to send you some recipes.

Az said...

Salaamz,

Perfect jam!!! I am drooling!!

Your event is perfect!! I have been thinking about that too but I don't think I am at a position to host my own event!! he he...

I will definitely participate!! Keep up the good work.. may Allah (swt) bless you and your family and make this month of Ramadan a blessed one for you!!! and remember me and the Muslim Ummah in your prayers!!!

Mary said...

Your jam has such beautiful color. I put by a lot of fruit during the summer months, but I've never done currant. You have inspired me. I hope you have agreat day. Blessings...Mary

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow looks great Ayeesga, so colorful.

Rach said...

I love both red and blackcurrents. Yummy. This one looks great. Will try and send few recipe for your event ( sorry for the late response... was not at all online these days)

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