How to make Chancaca Syrup

>>  Sunday, January 25, 2015

For the second day of BM#48, under Sauces, I landed in an interesting Sauce made with Chancaca. I was on a mission to know what this ingredient was all about.

My research led me to details that made me grin. The syrup is made with Chancaca or Panela. Guess what this is! It’s gur or Jaggary. I was laughing over how much similarity we end up with, when we actually look at different cuisines.

This syrup is a Chilean Classic recipe, where they make Sopaipillas Pasadas, which are fried rounds of fluffy, crispies that have yellow squash mixed into the dough and is deep fried. It is doused with a syrup made from dark cane sugar and infused with orange, clove, and cinnamon.

I was all ready to make this deep fried snack, however for lack of time and no planning, I decided to opt out to drizzle it over ice cream as suggested by here.

For somebody who has always used jaggary extensively and very common, using it differently was a novel thing. Especially the clove and the orange brought out such a delicious taste. Hubby Dear was so impressed with it and wanted this to be a regular one for Ice Cream topping from now on!

Chancaca Syrup

Ingredients Needed:

Chancaca/ Gur / Jaggary - 1 cup
Rind from one orange - about 3 -4 small pieces
Cinnamon sticks - 1”
Cloves - 2 -3
Water - 2 cups

How to make the Chancaca Syrup

In a saucepan, all the jaggary with water and cook on high. Let the jaggary melt completely.

When it starts to thicken, add the orange rind, cloves, cinnamon and simmer for 10 mins.

When the syrup thickens and becomes shiny, thick sauce, reduced to 1 cup, switch off fire and keep it covered for 15 - 20 mins.

Sieve the syrup to remove the rind and spices and store in an airtight container.

Drizzle on Ice creams, fried fritters for added flavour.

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Varadas Kitchen January 25, 2015 at 7:46 PM  

Tart, sweet and mildly spicy the sauce sounds flavorful.

Priya Suresh January 26, 2015 at 3:15 AM  

Interesting syrup Valli, can have with pancakes without any fuss..

Srividhya January 26, 2015 at 5:33 AM  

Syrup loaded with flavour.. Love the drizzle on icecream

Suja Ram January 26, 2015 at 6:28 AM  

Valli, hats off to you for introducing such new flavours. A must try sauce.

Kurinji January 26, 2015 at 1:54 PM  

useful post...

Sapana Behl January 28, 2015 at 12:10 AM  

Very interesting syrup ,sounds a keeper recipe .

vaishali sabnani January 30, 2015 at 9:22 AM  

Wow the orange combo must have been awesome. .I am trying to get the flavours.

Chef Mireille January 30, 2015 at 9:56 AM  

I always feel our similarities are more than our differences - if only those political leaders would realize this a lot less wars and conflict we would have

Kalyani January 30, 2015 at 1:10 PM  

Orange and clove !! Super combo.. Bookmarking this sauce . Will
Be perfect for flavours ;)) where do u find the time to do SO much research ??

Priya Srinivasan January 30, 2015 at 4:16 PM  

Must be one flavorful syrup valli!! I can imagine the taste on ice-creams!!!

sneha datar January 30, 2015 at 5:47 PM  

A syrup full of flavors, superb.

Nalini's Kitchen January 30, 2015 at 7:46 PM  

Must be a flavorful syrup...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan January 31, 2015 at 2:01 AM  

One sauce and so many flavors. Awesome choice.

Jayanthi Sindhiya January 31, 2015 at 5:54 AM  

This syrup has nice flavours in it,interesting

Pavani N February 3, 2015 at 1:51 AM  

What a flavorful and interesting sauce with jaggery.

Harini-Jaya R February 3, 2015 at 8:53 AM  

Interesting orange flavored jaggery syrup.

Suma Gandlur February 3, 2015 at 9:38 AM  

That's one interesting sauce with interesting name. :)

Jayanthi February 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM  

Interesting syrup, I agree many recipes are similar across different cuisines.

Archana Potdar February 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM  

Interesting sauce Valli. WIll love to try it out.

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