Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Musk Melon Jam

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Fruits!!! Turn these in to juice, chutney, salad, Ice cream or JAM... Fruits are best used to make jam.. When I tried Apple Jam, it was a hit at home.But, then I forgot about it.. and never retried.
For Shivarathri, when mom bought Musk melon, I was happy to eat it. But my kids did not enjoy it much, and there was more than half of a musk melon at home. I was thinking of making juice and have it. I peeled the skin and was about to cut it into pieces to put in the juicer, suddenly I thought of making jam with it. I was not sure again as usual, but thought of trying with little quantity.
So here comes the recipe of easy jam.

Ingredients:
Musk melon, peeled, grated - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped almonds - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1/2  tsp
Cinnamon powder - a pinch
Pepper powder - 1/8 tsp or less
Method:
Heat the ghee in a thick kadai, fry the almonds. Remove and keep aside.
In the same kadai, add the grated musk melon and on a medium flame, keep on cooking, when its half done, add the sugar and cook till it becomes dry. It takes lot of time as melon has more water. 
Now add the finely chopped almonds, Cinnamon powder and pepper powder. Mix well and cook for some more time. You will see the glazing. 
The jam is ready. Cool it and store it in a jar in the fridge. 
It goes very well with wheat chapati and bread. 
THE WHOLE THING CAN BE DONE IN THE MICROWAVE ALSO, AND ITS EASIER THAN THIS PROCEDURE.
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