It’s getting close to Christmas and with it comes the worry of what to gift people. But if there’s one thing that everybody loves getting – no matter what time of the year – it’s sweets! These simple orange candies are a throwback to childhood jujubes and take less than 30 minutes to make.
When friends and relatives used to visit as a child, there was always a box of jujubes involved. Usually picked up en route in Mahabaleshwar along with the omnipresent box of chikki. These sweets are something that all Indians have enjoyed at some point or the other, but as we get older, they’re slowly losing popularity.
Revisit the nostalgia with this simple recipe that can be made with juice and a few household ingredients in a snap. They have the same jelly texture without the use of any gelatin and can throw you back into your best memories in just one bite.
Any store-bought orange juice will do the trick here, the main part is getting the texture just right. Get creative and use any type of juice to create a whole range of flavours, or use freshly squeezed juice for a healthier version. You can make big batches to parcel up and hand out around Christmas to spread some festive cheer.