Guava cheese with jaggery

Guava cheese with jaggery – a delicious sweet made with red guavas and jaggery without any artificial colours.

Guava cheese or Perad, a delicious Goan Christmas sweet is generally made with sugar. I wanted to try making guava cheese with jaggery for a long time. So, when I had two over-ripe red guavas at home, I decided to make guava cheese with jaggery. The guavas were bright pink in colour . So, when they combined with jaggery, they gave a beautiful colour to the guava cheese. So, here is my guava cheese with jaggery made with over-ripe red guavas without any artificial colours.

Ingredients

2 over-ripe red guavas (laal amrood)
200 grams jaggery (gud)
1 tsp lemon juice (nimbu ka ras)
1 tsp clarified butter (ghee)

Guava cheese with jaggery

Method

  • Wash the guavas and cut each guava into 4 pieces.
  • Transfer the guavas to a pressure cooker.
  • Add half a cup of water. Cook for 2 whistles.
  • Open the pressure cooker, after cooker cools down. 
  • Blend softened guavas to a smooth paste.  
  • Transfer the guava pulp to a big sieve.
  • Gently press the guava pulp in the sieve to separate the seeds of the guava from the pulp. Keep this pulp aside. 
  • Weigh the pulp. I got 200 grams of guava pulp after straining.
  • You can add jaggery as much as the pulp or less, according to your palatte.
  • I have used 200 grams of jaggery as the guavas were not too sweet.  
  • Grease a tray and keep aside.
  • Now, heat a thick bottomed pan.
  • Add the guava pulp and jaggery. Keep stirring the mixture on a low flame.
  • When the mixture starts thickening, add lemon juice and keep stirring. 
  • Continue stirring till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • At this point, add ghee. The mixture will turn glossy. 
  • To test if the mixture has reached the right consistency, put a small portion of the mixture in a small bowl of water.
  • If it forms a soft ball without disintegrating in the water, then it is perfectly done.
  • When the mixture leaves the pan and comes towards the centre of the pan, transfer it to the greased tray and spread evenly using a spatula.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Cut into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container and serve as required.

 

Guava cheese with jaggery

 

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. I am a farmer and having about 5000 trees of guavas in district Bijnor UP. Want to set up processing of guava cheese and wish to have a sales tie up for marketing of the end products.
    Please advice how it can be worked out.

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