Banana wine in just 10 days by Lekshmi Nair

Banana wine in just 10 days by Lekshmi Nair | Shutterstock

Culinary expert Lekshmi Nair, in the latest episode of her popular cooking vlog, shows an interesting recipe of banana (palayamkodan) wine that could be easily made in just 10 days.

10 bananas (ripe palayamkodan)
1 kg sugar
1 tsp yeast
1 litre boiled and cooled water

Cut the ripe palayamkodan bananas into small pieces
Into an earthen jar, add sugar first
Then put half of the banana pieces
Repeat the layers
Save 1 cup sugar for later
Now add the yeast
Pour in the boiled and cooled water
Give everything a good mix using a wooden spoon or ladle
Seal the mouth of the jar using a piece of clean cotton cloth
On alternate days, stir the mixture for at least 5 minutes
After ten days, open the seal and scoop out some banana pieces using a wooden spoon
Spread a clean cotton cloth over the sieve
Pass the wine through this sieve in small batches
Squeeze it well to extract the wine
Make golden brown sugar syrup using the 1 cup sugar
Do not stir the sugar while the syrup is being made; just shake the pan to mix it well
Use a wooden spoon to stir the melted sugar
Meanwhile, boil 1 cup water in another vessel
After the sugar has dissolved well, add the boiled water into it
Boil this mixture again and keep stirring
After this syrup has boiled well, turn off the flame
Allow it to cool down and get thickened up a bit
Now add this caramel syrup into the wine
Mix well
Pass the wine through a sieve one more time
Store the wine in clean and dry glass bottles.

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