HOW TO MAKE KISMIS / RASINS AT HOME
Black or green grapes as required – fresh ,ripe and juicy [ not mushy ]
Soak the grapes in water for sometime to loosen the dirt.
Wash thoroughly and rinse .
Remove the stems .
Pat dry with kitchen towel .
Spread a single layer on a wooden / bamboo / plastic tray that has holes for air to circulate around the fruit.
Place the tray outside in a dry sunny place .
Take the tray inside in the night if it is foggy .
Everyday keep it out in the morning and take it inside in the night .
Keep rotating the fruit for even exposure to the sun .
It takes around 1 week to 2 weeks depending on the strength of the sun rays.
I kept it outside the window which has East facing ,it took 12 days.
If keep on terrace ,it may take less time .
Store in a dry airtight container .
- You can also use a dehydrator .
- My raisins are long as i have used long grapes .
- Use raisins for making cookies / cakes .
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