Cape Gooseberries are a small orange berry that is full of good nutrition and has many health benefits. Also known as ground cherries, Physalis minima, pygmy ground cherry, Inca berry, golden strawberry, and many other names. Cape gooseberry is rich in fructose and good for the diabetic patient. Rasbhari is rich in vitamin A and provides 14% of daily requirements of vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for eyes, prevent cataracts, and protect muscular degeneration.
Rasbhari or Cape Gooseberry Jam is a golden delicious fruity delight that smoothly spreads on the toasted bread. The golden berry has a good proportion of pectin, which helps jam to set. So, no preservatives are required.
Rasbhari Jam (Cape Gooseberry Jam) – No Preservative Fruit Jam
Cape Gooseberry – 250 gms
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Juice of half lemon
- Chop cape gooseberry and put in a deep non-stick saucepan with 1/2 cup of water. Cook, it covered for 10 minutes on medium-high flame.
- Now add sugar and cook on medium-low flame for 10 minutes. Once jam starts to thickens switch off the flame.
- Allow jam to cool down. Then add lemon juice and mix well.
- Lift jam with a spatula and pour jam, it should flow together and not in drops.
- Pour few drops of prepared jam on a plate if it spreads then it’s not ready if it stays firm without moving then the jam is ready.
- Allow to cool and store in a clean and dry glass jar.
- Keep jam in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon. It last long for 3 months.