Guava Cheese

Guava Cheese

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Guava is in season, and the Christmas spirit is in the air. This means its time to make Guava Cheese! A famous sweet made during Christmas time, the Guava Cheese is much-loved by kids and adults because it has a fabulously fruity flavour with a mild lemony tinge! It takes a little time to make but is completely worth the effort. If you want to make it look more attractive, you can add food colour to the mixture. Make sure you let it cool for two hours before cutting, otherwise it might still be sticky and difficult to cut neatly. Surprise your friends with this awesome homemade treat when you visit them for Christmas!

Guava Cheese recipe - How to make Guava Cheese

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 21 pieces
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5 large riped guava , cut it into halves
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Combine the guava and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid, drain well and cool completely.
  3. Put the cooked guava pieces in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  4. Put the mixture in a strainer and strain with a help of a spoon to remove the pulp.
  5. Remember to measure the pulp. The pulp and sugar ratio should be 1:1.
  6. Combine the pulp, sugar, ghee and lemon juice in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 20 to 22 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Transfer the mixture in a greased rectangle aluminium tray of 250mm. (10") by 150mm. (6").
  8. Keep aside for 2 hours and cut into 21 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  9. Serve or store it in an air tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy91 cal
Protein0.2 g
Carbohydrates20.7 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.4 mg
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Guava Cheese Recipe Video (Christmas Special Recipe) by Tarla Dalal


Guava Cheese
 on 20 Jul 20 09:46 PM

my gauva cheese got crystalized. Did not get the correct gauva cheese consistency. what could be the reason. Too much sugar? I used proportion of 1:1 pulp and sugar
Guava Cheese
 on 26 Mar 20 08:47 PM

There are many sizes of guavas. Giving the weight would be better. How do you handle the seeds? What is ghee? Not a clear recipee.
Tarla Dalal
02 Apr 20 11:50 AM
   hi, we have taken big guavas as mentioned in the recipe, plz buy and make accordingly...
Guava Cheese
 on 27 Dec 18 12:13 AM

Ma''am I tried this recipe but my guava cheese is not much sticky to set and cudnt be cut into pieces. I added same amount of sugar and it turned bit sticky and thick yet it''s pulpy but not set to cut into pieces. Pls guide.
Tarla Dalal
27 Dec 18 09:12 AM
   Hi Smita, We hope you took the ratio of pulp and sugar correctly. Also, make sure you let it cool for two hours before cutting.
Guava Cheese
 on 10 Jan 18 04:45 PM

Guava cheese this is one on my favourite recipe.. it takes little effort.. to make.. but the final product is just amazing.. it is soft.. sweet.. slightly tangy.. and lots of flavour and taste of fresh guava..