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Beetroot Wine Recipe

Beetroot wine is of course made with cooked beetroots. Fermented with sugar and yeast for 14 days to mature into a wonderful wine with the aroma of beets.
Course wine
Cuisine Anglo-Indian, East-Indian
Keyword beetroot, beetroot wine, wine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Fermenting time 14 days
Total Time 14 days 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 Bottles
Calories 561kcal


  • 1 kg Beetroot
  • 1 Kg Sugar
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • ½ cup Lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp Instant yeast
  • 3 Liters Water


  • 2 Cloves (lavang)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (jaiphal)
  • 1 tbsp Ground dry ginger (soonth)


Prepare beetroot

  • Peel, and grate the beetroot. Combine grated beetroot and water
  • Bring to a boil and cook until almost done. Then cool completely.
    Pro tip - When pressed with the ginger the beetroot should be almost cooked but not mashed.

Prepare yeast

  • Mix yeast with half a cup of warm water (no more than 110F). Leave to rest until foamy.
    Pro tip - make sure the water is warm, not hot, nor cold. Hot water will kill the yeast while cold water will not revive the yeast.

Prepare wine mixture

  • In a large jar combine cooled beetroot, orange and lemon juice, sugar, and yeast mixture. Add the spices and give it all a good mix.
    Pro tip- you want the sugar to almost dissolve instantly rather than settle at the bottom of the jar.
  • Leave to mature in a cool dry place for 14 days. Stirring it once every week at least.
  • After 14 days strain the wine two to three times until you have a clear liquid without any traces of beet fiber. I like to strain first with a sieve to remove all the bulk of the solid ingredients. Then strain with a double muslin cloth this will get most of the fine particles. You may or may not need the third strain with a muslin cloth.
  • You can leave this to mature for 14 more days before you bottle and serve. I like to bottle and leave the bottles for 14 to 28 days before using. The longer it matures the smoother the wine becomes.


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 142g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 136g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg