Alyache Doss / Dhoss – Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve


alyache dhoss

Alyache Doss or Alyache Dos is a traditional Mangalorean Ginger Preserve. This preserve can be stored for a longer time up to one year in room temperature.

Ginger is good for the immune system, works as an antioxidant, a remedy for cough, cold and indigestion.

As I have already mentioned earlier, I am lucky to be born in a family of cooks. I remember my granny and her sisters make this alyache doss. But, I was very young then to take recipes from them. As I grew up and was away from my native place, it is where I started to miss all these yummy treats and my grandma was no more to ask for the recipe.

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Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve

Alyache Doss or Alyache Dhoss recipe

Thanks to all traditional cookbooks and the authors who have documented these traditional Dishes. To make this, I have referred to a couple of books. Some of them have the process but, exact measurements are not mentioned. Going through all this, I made a recipe with some assumptions and it turned out to be a success.

Different people follow a different process. Some of them preserve the whole ginger without chopping it. I have done it the way my grandma used to make, I mean the slices.

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Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve

Yes! The process of Alyache Doss is a bit lengthy but, I bet you will love this.

Remember to change the water at least 4 times a day. Follow every process. You can add more sugar. At any point, if you feel the syrup is too thick add hot water. And boil for some time.

Use clean & dry containers, preferably glass or porcelain for storage.

Enjoy this traditional ginger Preserve and do let me know your feedback.

lyache Doss Alyache Dhoss – Healthy Tasty Mangalorean Ginger Preserve

Recipe by Rovena FernandesCourse: PreservesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Soaking Time

3

Days

Alyache Doss is a Mangalorean ginger preserve. This is made from the tender ginger in sugar syrup. This translucent ginger not only yummy but it has many health benefits.

Ingredients

  • 1 Kg Tender Ginger

  • 1 Kg Sugar

  • 1 Lemon

  • 1 Egg

  • 3 liters of water

Directions

  • Soak the tender ginger in Water for 2 to 3 hours so that any mud particles settles down and also it makes easier to peel the skin off . You can skip this process.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • After 2 to 3 hours clean the ginger thoroughly.
  • With the help of a knife peel off the skin. Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • Wash the ginger thoroughly.
  • Take a fork and poke all-over the ginger without breaking it. Make sure to poke entire surface of the gingerAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • Soak the the ginger for 3 days. Change water 3 to 4 times a day
  • On the 4th day drain the water and cut the ginger or you can also leave it as it is in case the ginger is small in size.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • In a big vessel add lot of water, when it starts boiling add the ginger and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Using a clean muslin cloth strain the ginger and tie it tight. Discard the strained water. and place some heavy weight on it. Leave it for 1 to 2 hours under the weight.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • Now add the 3 liters water in a vessel add sugar and let it boil, when water starts to bubble break 1 egg Along with the shell and continue boiling.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • After some time you see the froth, scum, floating on top. At this time strain it again in a Muslim cloth. This is done to take out all the dirt in the sugar and purify the sugar mixture.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • Take a deep vessel and add this sugar syrup. Add the ginger pieces and cook for 3 hours in slow fire.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • At the end of 3 hours, you can see the syrup getting thick. Squeeze 1 lemon juice to this and mix it well. Continue cooking for 10 more minutes. This is done to avoid crystallization.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger PreserveAlyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • Now the sugar syrup is thick enough and the ginger has turned translucent. Off the flame.Alyache Doss / Dhoss - Healthy Mangalorean Ginger Preserve
  • When completely cooled store in glass/porcelain jar
  • You can store it in dry cool place. The ginger can be kept for about a year.

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