I am not a big fan of carbonated drinks and for people like me, Paper boat drinks can be a saviour. I have always loved Paper Boat’s Jaljeera flavour and it is something I usually pick up at the super market to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.
Paper Boat is a brand of non-carbonated beverages produced and marketed by Hector Beverages based in Bangalore. These beverages consist of traditional, authentic Indian drinks that are packaged in cute little pouches. They are produced using local spices, fruits, flowers and pulses. Hector Beverages has contracted with fruit producers and has encouraged farmers to cultivate these fruits to ensure a stable supply. They also claim to be 100% natural and do not use artificial colouring or preservatives in their products.
When paper boat launched its new flavour – Chilli Gauva, a few months back, I couldn’t stop myself from trying out some exciting recipes using the drink. The first thing that came to my mind was Guava Chilli Jelly sweets. It was an experiment that turned out to be a success and I am definitely going to be making much more of these in the future. Here’s the recipe:
Prep time – 20 mins l Makes 30-35 Jelly sweets
Paper Boat Guava Chilli drink – 1 pouch
Sugar – 4 table spoons
Water – 1 cup
Raw Mango powder – 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt- 1 pinch
Lemon – 1 tsp
Gelatin – 3 sachets/30 grams
- Add the gelatin to a cup of cold water and let it stay until it swells up
- In a non-stick pan, empty one pouch of the guava chilli juice
- Add water and sugar to this mixture and stir on low to medium flame until the sugar dissolves
- Now add, the red chilli powder, raw mango (aamchur) powder, a pinch of salt and gelatin to this mixture; and stir continuously on low-medium flame.
- Let the mixture come to a boil. Let it boil for a minute and then take it off the flame
- Add a few drops of lemon juice and let the mixture cool down in a wide pan
- Once cool, refrigerate it for at least 5 hours.
- After 5 hours take it out of the refrigerator and cut the jelly into desired shapes.
- Roll it in powdered sugar and store in airtight containers.
- It is important to continuously keep stirring this mixture while the flame is on, to prevent it from burning
- A single pouch of the Paper Boat Guava Chilli drink costs around 74 Rs. on Amazon – http://amzn.to/2cMfNQU
- You can tweak the quantity of the individual ingredients as per your liking
- You can skip the last step of rolling it in sugar if you don’t want the jelly to get too sweet
- You can try this recipe with any flavoured juice that you like
- The consistency of the jelly depends on how long you boil the mixture for. The longer you keep it on the flame the firmer your jelly will be.
Tell me how it turns out! 🙂