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Chambakka/Water Apple Jelly

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During a recent trip to the capital city of Kerala, the sight you see below is what I faced every time I looked out from the house.

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They were in full bloom, yet to ripen though. In the native language of Kerala, it is referred to as a chambakka. It is a fruit that is bell shaped and its taste varies from sour to mildly sweet.Usually it is plucked off the tree by children and if any left is made into preserve/jams or squashes. I had to satisfy myself by just looking at this sight. A week later, I received a parcel containing the very same fruits that had ripened.


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Isn't the colour just amazing?


I found a recipe in Recipes for all Occasions, Part 2 by Mrs. BF Varughese. The recipe was for Chambakka Jelly.

What you need are just three ingredients.

1. Ripe Chambakkas/Water Apples- About 40 to 502.Sugar-1 Cup3. Water-2 Cups
Slice the fruits into two and deseed and remove the brown fibers.

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Boil the sliced fruits with water until the quantity of water reduces to almost half. Strain it. Simmer the juice with the sugar until it reaches a consistency where when you spoon a drop on a plate, it sets. Transfer to a bottle. This recipe makes 3/4 of a cup.

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I had mine on bread while my daughter loved it on its own. She said it tastes like Cotton Candy!!!

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This pink water apple jelly is my entry to FIC:Pink.
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