Monday, April 24, 2017

Orange Jelly Recipe | Fresh Orange Jelly Recipe using Agar Agar

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fresh orange jelly
Orange Jelly recipe with step by step photos.Jelly is always a hit with the kids and my LO is no exception.Though I prepare the jelly using the readily available jelly mix occasionally,I do not prefer to give the commercially available ones to my LO on regular basis just because of the synthetic colors and additives in it.Also, there is no additional nutrition in those jellies which are made using the ready mixes.Hence I usually prefer to make the jelly using fresh fruit juices for my LO.The fresh fruit juice not only adds nutrition and fiber to the jelly but also adds wonderful fresh taste to the jelly. If your kids are poor eaters of fruits then these jellies might make them eat fruit in a different form,though nothing can be compared to eating the fresh fruits.
fresh orange jelly
I have used fresh orange juice to make orange jelly but one can use fruit juices like mango, grapes, litchi, pineapple,watermelon, mosambi etc to make the respective flavor jellies.You can even add tiny bits of fresh fruits to the mould while setting the jelly, it adds a nice bite to the jelly.
orange jelly using agar agar
orange jelly using agar agar
Coming to today's post - I am posting a fresh Orange jelly recipe using agar agar. I also had set the jelly in the orange cups by scooping out the fibrous portion, this made the jelly look more beautiful and interesting for the kids to eat.This would be definitely a hit in kid's birthday parties and I am sure even the adults would be impressed with this. Try this jelly recipe to impress your kids.
orange jelly
Here is how to make fresh Orange jelly recipe with step by step photos:
Fresh Orange Jelly Recipe:
Yields 6 portions | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins | Total time: 25 mins
Cuisine: Indian | Category: Desserts

Ingredients:
3 large juicy sweet Oranges(approx 1 cup juice)
1/2 cup Water
3-4 tbsp Sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp Lemon juice
5 gms(2 tsp) Agar Agar(flakes or powder)

Method:
  • Wash and cut the Oranges into halves and using a hand juicer extract the juice by taking care that the orange shells are not broken.I passed it through a sieve to remove the fibers and seeds collected. Measure the juice, it should be approx 1 cup.
  • Scrape out the fibers from the oranges ,discard the fibers and arrange the orange cups in a muffin pan.
  • Cut the agar agar flakes and soak it in half cup of water for 10-15 mins and boil it until the agar agar melts completely and comes to a rolling boil.
  • Add sugar to the agar agar solution and let it melt nicely.
  • Now add the extracted orange juice to it and add lemon juice and mix and cook for a minute and remove it form heat.
  • Pour it in the prepared orange cups or jelly molds and leave them undisturbed until set or approx 30 mins.
  • Refrigerate it for a couple of hours and then cut the orange cups into wedges.
Serve them cold. You can eat them as it is or use in your puddings and custards.

Notes:
  1. You can use canned orange juice too, but adjust the sugar quantity accordingly.
  2. Instead of Agar agar you can use 1 tsp of Gelatine in the recipe.
  3. The addition of lemon juice is optional in the recipe but it elevates the taste of the jelly.
  4. This recipe yields a slightly firm jelly.If you want a soft jelly you can increase the water quantity to 1 cup, in total 500 ml of liquid(water and orange juice) for 5 gms of Agar Agar. 
  5. You can use fruit juices like mango, grapes, litchi, pineapple,watermelon, mosambi etc to make the respective flavor jellies.
  6. You can even add tiny bits of fresh fruits to the mould while setting the jelly, it adds a nice bite to the jelly.
orange jelly

1 comments:

SARADA DEVI said...

This is a very interesting article on jelly recipe

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