Condiments, Jam

Papaya Ginger Jam with NO pectin | Easy Homemade Jams

Honestly, I am wary of making  Jams, Crushes and other preserves at home. Its not so much as the sugar but the fear of failure.. What if ?? What if ? Seems to loom large. But this recipe from Masala Herb  gave me so much more – best of all, it was free of preservatives, could be  made with Brown Sugar, and best of all made such wonderful use of ripe Papayas that were lying on the fruit basket. 

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Fruits in natural form or jam?

Most of us at home love Papayas in the natural form. Although this jam set quickly (almost within 3-4 hours) and we indulged in it next day at breakfast with some buttered toast. Ah ! the bliss of knowing its completely healthy and preservative free made all the wait worthwhile . Thank you Helen for a keeper.. I made some changes based on our personal preferences… and we surely enjoyed making it 🙂 Another unique recipe with whole papaya is this Sugar free Apple Papaya Smoothie which serves like a meal by itself.

What other fruits can be made into jams?

Apple, Mango, Strawberry (any berry) including Indian Gooseberry, Tomato .. some of the jams I have heard. Do let me know in the comments what other jams do you know / make at home?

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Tips to make a great homemade Jam:

  1. Use fresh free of pesticides and blemish
  2. Wash, wipe the fruits dry before using
  3. Always use a sterile spoon / ladle while making the jam / while serving
  4. Cool Jam / preserve to Room temperature before storing in a sterile glass jar
  5. Measure ingredients accurately using kitchen scale 

Prep time : 15 mins, Cooking time : 25-30 mins + standing time : 4 days

Makes : Approx 150 grams of preserve, keeps for about 2-3 weeks under refrigeration.

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Papaya Ginger Lime Relish is a healthy, homemade jam made with papaya. And no preservatives added.Pin

Ingredients to make Papaya Ginger Jam:

  • 450 grams Papaya (Ripe and sweet Papaya)
  • 65 grams White sugar 
  • 100 grams Brown Sugar (increase to 120 grams if you want it sweeter) 
  • 8 TBSP Lemon juice (also use the the quartered lemons)
  • 1/2 TBSP Ginger (grated)
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How to make Papaya Ginger Jam:

Papaya Ginger Lime Relish is a healthy, homemade jam made with papaya. And no preservatives added.Pin
  1. Peel and chopped Papaya into medium chunks. Deseed them as required and remove any fibres that might be present in the pulp.
  2. Soak the cut papaya in the lemon juice and white sugar and the cut lemons. Stir well and keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 days. Keep mixing them every 8-12 hours
  3. On the third day, discard the whole lemon pieces.
  4. In a deep bottomed sterile pan, add the papaya pulp and bring it to a boil while mashing up the papaya with a sterile spoon. You can puree them using a stick blender at this stage.
  5. After 15 mins of continuous stirring on a low flame, add the brown sugar – in a few mins, it will start to reduce leaving the pan at the sides. Do a taste check now and adjust if required. 
  6. Now add the grated ginger and mix well. The jam should coat the back of a spoon or a cold plate and not shake when wriggled. 
  7. Let it cool to room temperature. Fill in a sterile bottle and use as needed. Let it set for a whole day before you begin to use the preserve.
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Papaya Ginger Jam | Easy Homemade Jams

Kalyani
Papaya Ginger Lime Relish is a healthy, homemade jam made with papaya. And no preservatives added.  
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
resting time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 55 mins
Course Condiment, Jam
Cuisine American, International
Servings 150 grams

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Stick Blender
  • Thick Bottomed Pan
  • Ladle
  • Ceramic plate

Ingredients
  

  • 450 grams Papaya Ripe and sweet Papaya
  • 65 grams White sugar
  • 100 grams Brown Sugar increase to 120 grams if you want it sweeter
  • 8 TBSP Lemon juice also use the the quartered lemons
  • 1/2 TBSP Ginger grated

Instructions
 

  • Peel and chopped Papaya into medium chunks. Deseed them as required and remove any fibres that might be present in the pulp.
  • Soak the cut papaya in the lemon juice and white sugar and the cut lemons. Stir well and keep covered in the refrigerator for 2 days. Keep mixing them every 8-12 hours
  • On the third day, discard the whole lemon pieces.
  • In a deep bottomed sterile pan, add the papaya pulp and bring it to a boil while mashing up the papaya with a sterile spoon. You can puree them using a stick blender at this stage.
  • After 15 mins of continuous stirring on a low flame, add the brown sugar – in a few mins, it will start to reduce leaving the pan at the sides. Do a taste check now and adjust if required.
  • Now add the grated ginger and mix well. The jam should coat the back of a spoon or a cold plate and not shake when wriggled.
  • Let it cool to room temperature. Fill in a sterile bottle and use as needed. Let it set for a whole day before you begin to use the preserve.

Notes

Tips to make a great homemade Jam:
  1. Use fresh free of pesticides and blemish
  2. Wash, wipe the fruits dry before using
  3. Always use a sterile spoon / ladle while making the jam / while serving
  4. Cool Jam / preserve to Room temperature before storing in a sterile glass jar
  5. Measure ingredients accurately using kitchen scale 
Keyword Condiment,, Fruit Jam, Homemade Jam, Jams, Papaya Jam, Preserve
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26 Comments

  1. That is marvellous…. Wow Kalyani..

  2. vaishali sabnani

    Looks interesting , and delicious ! I have never tried jams though i do make other preserves . Good one .

  3. MySpicyKitchen

    I would not have guessed it is made of papaya. Yes it is pure bliss when everyone at home relishes it & if it is a healthy food. Lovely color.

  4. cookingwithsapana

    The relish looks delicious.Very nice choice.

  5. The Pumpkin Farm

    this looks like the one's u get on table fresh in restaurant …each morning..for breakfast..the freshness of homemade jam/ jelly is unmatched

  6. The combination of papaya and ginger is tempting me. Sounds tongue tickling 🙂

  7. Yummy Relish.Looks like store brought one..Well made.

  8. My mouth is watering here, this relish is killing me..

  9. Even though I tend to do instant jams that has not much shelf life, I never tried jamming..this one looks so sinful too…very nice..

  10. Mouthwatering sauce… amazing color

  11. what an interesting relish.. bookmarking it

  12. Wow Kal. Bookmarking. I did not know you knew Helen.

  13. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Wow, kalyani, love the look of it and i m sure ginger must be giving a nice zing to the jam. Superb relish, bookmarking it to try!

  14. Wow, what a delicious looking jam. I've never tried papaya jam before, will have to try some time.

  15. That ginger must add a lovely zing.
    You made me all nostalgic. We used to have a papaya tree in our backyard growing up and my mother would often make jam with the papayas.

  16. Chef Mireille

    what a fabulous looking jam – must taste awesome!

  17. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    5 stars
    This is my mother’s favorite jam. We always had papays in teh backyard that gets turned into jam whenever we had excess. the glossy jam with leftover chapatis was my favorite breakfast.

    • yes, my pati’s house backyard too had papayas in plenty and used to be made into jams altho I never bothered to learn the recipe then.
      jam with chapati was our fav EVER snack / breakfast back then

    • 5 stars
      Papaya jam sounds interesting. Have never tasted jam with a hint of ginger lime and ripe papayas . Loved the glaze of the jam and the way you have marinated the papaya for 2 days in sugar,must have brought out all the flavors very well.

  18. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Nice home made jam. I have never tasted papaya jam. Interesting one. Will try.

  19. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Kalyani, jam is not a regular condiment on our table but occasionally we do indulge in it. Most ready made ones are so sugary, so prefer making it at home. I make papaya jam especially when papaya is bland. Like your idea of adding ginger.

  20. Mina Joshi

    5 stars
    Your papaya jam looks so delicious. Adding ginger to the papaya jam is a great idea. I love its deep colour. Makes me wish I could taste some on my toast. Homemade jam is a great treat anytime of the year.

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