Pomegranate Molasses is basically a well-used, frequent ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. It is made by reducing the juice of Pomegranate with an iota of sugar and lemon juice. Pomegranate Molasses is a deep dark red, musky syrup which can be stored under refrigeration for quite a few days. It can also be used to make a variety of dishes giving them a typical fruity and tart flavor. I use it while preparing various Mocktails, Cocktails, Coolers. Also, a Middle Eastern Chicken Curry which is prepared using Pomegranate Molasses is a hit in our house. Often, I also add it in some of the marinades to grill my meat. The deep red color gives a lovely hue to the drinks when mixed with other ingredients and the slight tang in the chicken curry is worth dying for!
Moreover, the subtle flavour of Pomegranate Molasses changes the taste of the dish by far and wide. Use this yummy concoction while preparing those unique dishes for dinners or parties. Simple to make and easy to assemble, Pomegranate Molasses lends such a promising flavour to your meals that you would remember its taste for years. Bookmark it quick recipe and prepare this Middle Eastern delight at home within no time!
Equipment Required – Heavy Bottom pan
- Fresh pomegranate juice - 5 cups
- Granulated Sugar - ½ cup
- Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
- Add pomegranate juice in a heavy bottom pan.
- Add sugar and lemon juice and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Simmer the heat and let the mixture cook for 2 and ½ to 3 hours on low heat till it thickens up.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Store in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to 3 months.