Posted by Annita on October 16, 2007
This is an all time family favorite drink,which i’ve found in a cookery show long time back.You can just have this on a hot summer morning or can be served as a welcome drink in parties.
Black Grapes cleaned and washed thoroughly- 1 kg
Sugar – 4 cups
Water – 8 cups
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Banana – 1/2 (Optional:-I dont like the flavour of bananas much and so I prefer this without adding bananas.I mentioned it only because it was there in the original recipe.)
Combine grapes,sugar,cardamom powder and water in a big vessel and boil it until the skin of the grapes begins to break.
Allow it to cool.Reserve few grapes for garnishing.
Add banana pieces into a blender and mash it well.Now add the cooled grapes along with the juice and blend it for a few seconds without breaking its seeds.Strain it,chill and serve.
1)Serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice cream and a grape.
2)Seperate the flesh from the reserved boiled grapes by carefully removing the seeds and the skin. Add these flesh to the grape juice,chill and serve.You can add as much grape flesh as you wish.(Some grapes have thin skin and is difficult to remove it from the flesh.Well ripened black grapes with seeds available in India are best for this.I remember grape juice from Bimbis restaurant,Ernakulam ,it tastes great and is full of grape flesh.Try it out if you ever get a chance.I’m not sure how they are seperating the flesh from the grapes,it cannot be a manual process as they serve lots of grape flesh along with the juice. )