With just three ingredients, you can make your own Guava Jelly without the need for any preservatives or jelling agents like gelatin or agar agar. This recipe is packed with all the benefits of guava.
I find making jam or jelly with fruits that are in season to be a therapeutic process that I enjoy doing. You can find recipes for mango jam, bacon jam, and cranberry jam, as well as a recipe for homemade bread on my blog and YouTube channel. This homemade bread is the perfect companion for any homemade jam or jelly.
- Debjanis Note
- Varieties of Guava
- What are the Ingredients needed to make Guava Jelly at home?
- How to make homemade Guava Jelly
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- Recipe Card
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I visited the local market to purchase groceries for the upcoming week, as I knew I would be very busy with work. Needless to say, I needed to stock up on my fridge accordingly. As I was finishing up my shopping, I headed over to the fruit vendor to pick up some bananas and sweet limes for Pasta's breakfast and mid-afternoon snack.
While there, I noticed that the vendor had a great selection of ripe guavas, which were in season and being sold at a very reasonable price. I quickly grabbed 1.5 kg of the guavas. I planned to make some homemade guava jelly with no preservatives. Pasta particularly enjoys jelly, as it has a smoother texture since it's made from the juice of ripe fruits.
Varieties of Guava
When we lived in Gurgaon, I would ask my friend from Allahabad to bring me a special variety of guava with a pinkish-red core. However, this variety is hard to find in Kolkata, where I currently live. Instead, I used the normal Baruipur er Piara guava to make my first jelly of the season. I like to use ripe guavas for their amazing aroma in my jelly, but the Baruipur er Piara variety is also great. I ended up with a bright red-colored jelly that had no added preservatives or coloring.
What are the Ingredients needed to make Guava Jelly at home?
Making Guava Jelly at home is an easy process that only requires two additional ingredients besides guava.
- Ripe Guava
- Lemon Juice
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to make homemade Guava Jelly
Every year, I have a unique tradition of making homemade guava jelly during the guava season on a particular weekend. This custom started back in 2010 when I moved to Gurgaon to start my family. I can still remember the delightful, bright red guava jelly my father used to bring for me when I was in school, which motivated me to make my own. The process of creating the jelly is therapeutic for me, and I eagerly anticipate the emergence of the bright red color.
These days, I have a cooking companion in Pasta. When I first posted this recipe on my blog many years ago, I had no idea about the complexity of recipe writing. My blog was merely a recipe diary for my personal use. However, nearly 14 years later, this recipe has become one of the most sought-after on my blog. It is still accessible, and I have even shared a complete video recipe on my YouTube channel.
Cut ripe Guavas.
Put the guava pieces into a pressure cooker and boil them. See the Recipe card for details.
Mash the boiled guavas.
Strain mashed Guava.
Extract Guava Juice.
You will need Lemon Juice. See the recipe card for measurements.
Bring Guava Juice to a boil.
Boil it with Sugar and Lemon juice as per the measurement and time mentioned in the recipe card below to make Guava Jelly. Refer to the recipe video for further details.
When it comes to making Guava jelly, there are a few simple substitutions that can be made to enhance the flavor and texture of the final product. One such substitution is replacing sugar with jaggery. Jaggery, also known as Gur in some regions, is a natural sweetener made from sugarcane juice. It is commonly used in Indian cuisine and is known for its unique caramel-like flavor. By using jaggery instead of sugar, the Guava jelly will have a deeper, richer flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the fruit.
Another substitution that can be made is using citric acid instead of lime juice. While lime juice is a common ingredient in Guava jelly recipes, citric acid can be used as a substitute to achieve the same level of acidity. Citric acid is a natural acid found in citrus fruits and is often used as a preservative in food and beverage products. By using citric acid instead of lime juice, the Guava jelly will have the same tangy flavor without the added moisture that comes from using fresh lime juice.
Adding some spices to your guava jelly recipe can result in a deliciously fiery version of this beloved spread. A pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of red chili flakes can take your guava jelly to the next level, adding a bold kick that will tantalize your taste buds.
But why stop at just one kind of guava jelly? For a unique twist, try making a green guava jelly using unripe fruit. This version of the jelly will have a tart, slightly sour flavor that pairs perfectly with the spicy kick of the added spices. Plus, the green color will add a pop of visual interest to your breakfast table or charcuterie board.
If you're planning on making jelly or jam at home, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the best possible results. One of the most important considerations is your choice of utensils. When making jelly or jam, you will need heavy utensils that can withstand extended periods of cooking and frequent stirring.
You can store the homemade Guava Jellu in the fridge for up to a month.
To make great guava jelly at home, use high-quality guavas, be patient during the process, and sterilize jars and utensils.
Watch Easy Guava Jelly RecipePrint
If you want an uncomplicated yet delectable recipe for creating guava jelly at home, search no more. This three-ingredient recipe for guava jelly is free from preservatives and doesn't need any gelatin or agar agar. It's not only simple to make but also brimming with the natural benefits of guava, which makes it a healthier option compared to the jellies found in stores.
- 2 kg Ripe Guava (around 12 big sized Guava)
- 5 cup Sugar
- 7 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 5 cup Water
- Begin by thoroughly washing ripe guavas and cutting them into medium-sized pieces.
- Place the guava pieces into a pressure cooker and add six cups of water.
- Cover the cooker with the lid and vent weight, then turn the heat up to high.
- Cook on high until the pressure cooker whistles, then lower the heat and let it cook for another 10 minutes or until at least four to five whistles are heard.
- Once cooked, turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool completely before releasing the pressure naturally.
- After that, mash the boiled guava with a ladle or potato masher for about two minutes, then pour the mixture into a strainer and strain it lightly.
- Next, take the mixture and place it into a muslin cloth tied from all sides to make a tied bag.
- Put the bag over a bowl and leave it covered for an hour.
- The juice will drop through the cloth into the bowl.
- To extract any extra juice, lightly squeeze the bag.
- Measure the guava juice extracted using a cup and transfer it to a vessel.
- Finally, bring the juice to a boil.
- From two kilograms of guava, you can get ten cups of juice.
- Cook the guava juice on high heat for 45 minutes until it reduces to half its original quantity.
- Add 5 cups of sugar to the reduced juice.
- Cut fresh lemons and squeeze out their juice.
- For every cup of guava juice, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of extra lemon juice.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat and stir constantly.
- Remove any impurities that you see.
- As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, reduce the heat and keep cooking until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
- should take about 45 minutes on medium heat.
- The guava jelly should now be a bright red color. Turn off the heat and let the jelly cool for 10 minutes.
- Pour the homemade guava jelly into sterilized glass jars and seal the jars with lids.
- Prep Time: 4 hours
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Jam & Jelly
- Cuisine: Indian
Frequently Asked Questions
Many people are curious about the dissimilarity of jam and jelly. Jelly is created using fruit juice, while jam is made by crushing fruit. Jam might contain seeds or fruit chunks, but jelly does not.
One of the key benefits of guava is its high vitamin C content. This essential nutrient is known for its ability to support a healthy immune system, and it's also great for promoting oral health.
In addition to vitamin C, guava is also a rich source of vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy eyesight.
But the benefits of guava don't stop there. This amazing tropical fruit is also packed with antioxidants.
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