Chicha Morada


Time sure flies fast and that always comes as a jolt. I must have been more involved in life than I thought, because I never realized it!

Leaving an entire world you know behind and settling down in an all new place is never easy on anyone. But even there, I feel blessed. Because I had great friends here who accepted me without a question. They made me feel welcome. And when you are homesick, all you need is a little support to know that its going to be fine.

I am glad to have that support both in my personal life and in my blogging life. And the best part is when the two worlds intervene.

I met my U.S. blogging friends exactly a year back at a local farm. Aside from spending a great evening together, we showered each other with gifts we knew the others would enjoy. That included some amazing homemade baked goodies, cute props and some special items like this purple corn. Mireille got this as a special welcome gift for me.


I tried out the Chicha moroda recipe that she suggested, but at that point of time, I wasn’t blogging much. I am surprised that I had even taken pictures, given that I was on a very long blogging break.

A year has sure passed by, but it hasn’t taken away the warmth I had felt back then.

It’s a blessed life indeed!


Makes : 2 liters


  • 1/2 of  150 gm pack purple corns
  • 3 liters of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 apple, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3-5 cloves


  1. Boil the corn with juice of one lemon and 3 liters of water for about 45 minutes. I used a pressure cooker without lid for this job.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick, cloves and let it boil for another 10 minutes.
  3. Switch of the heat and add the sugar and mix until its dissolved
  4. Add the juice of the rest 2 lemons and chopped apple pieces and chill well before serving.

This recipe goes to Blogging Marathon 57

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 57


8 thoughts on “Chicha Morada

  1. What an interesting drink Rajani. Didn’t know something like this can be made with corn kernels. I’m so glad that you moved closer and really happy to know you personally :-)


  2. Wow never expected it to be made with a corn..and I would love to dig into that corn too..glad you have settled down well with good friends..makes life so much so fun!


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