Aug 18, 2010

Pink Guava Granita....



Found these amazing pink guavas on my way back home in the fruit market and i grabbed them immediately as they are not very common to find. We always get the white varieties in abundance but this year i have been seeing these ones. They have amazing flavour and soft and juicy skin . They are not as sweet as the white ones though.

Found an interesting granita recipe sometime back . Made few changes for added flavour and colour.
Quiet happy with the result actually..

I took ...


Ingredients :
800 gms semi ripe guavas
300 gms sugar
juice of 1 lemon
300 ml water to cook the guavas
300ml chilled water
Finely chopped mint - 3 tbsp
Few drops of rose water for serving


Mix sugar and water and let it simmer.





Now gently drop the guavas one by one.


Let it boil for two to three minutes and allow it to cool completely.

Run it in the blender with the water and puree it. Add 300 ml of chilled water and puree it mix juice of 1 lemon and pour it into a dish.



Just to have a two tone and some flavour i added finely chopped mint to it. Mix well and keep it in the freezer for about two hours.



Now after about two hours take it out and fork it and scrape it so as to break the setting. Repeat it every one hour for two times.

Serve the lovely pink granita in a goblet topping it with few drops of rosewater and mint sprigs.


Enjoy!!.









18 comments:

Kamalika said...

Lovely dish....new to me.....bookmarked it....though not sure whether I will get those beautiful guavas ....

Pam said...

It looks refreshing and delicious!

Mina Joshi said...

Oh I miss the pink guavas!! I could just eat them raw with some salt and pepper sprinkled on them!! I wouldn't have any left to try out your recipe!! Thanks for posting this!

aipi said...

Guava is my most favorite fruit..
granita looks heavenly, definitely book marking it :)

Satya said...

wow this guava granita looks gorgeous n feel like to grab the bowl right now from u ...thanks for sharing nandini...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, very unusual. I have seen pink guavas, but never tried it.

Gulmohar said...

Guavas make me so nostalgic and your pink granite looks absolutely fabulous :-)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Ohohho... what a yummy granita! I wish we could find guavas here... Great pictures, too.

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy granita, tempting!

Fathima said...

perfect granita's .... love the color the most... nice clicks too...

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!! awesome!!awesome...loved it..

Biren said...

That granita looks so lovely and refreshing! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

Houdini said...

This looks great and very delicous. I ate guavas while I lived in Singapore, but here in Switzerland I never even saw them in shops.

valerie from familyblog said...

beautiful receipe !

Sophie said...

Hello my fiend!

When you are coming to Brussels in December, maybe we can meet! What do you think about that?? I live in the center of Brussels. This is my email: sboven@belgacom.net

Could you send me an é mail??

thanks!! This pink granita looks amazing & ooh so refreshing too!
Lovely food!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

yummy...........

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, a fantastic granita! Guava fruits are wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

chriesi said...

That's lovely!