Homemade Eno Fruit Salt is easy & quick recipe using only three ingredients. Treat acidity or ferment food items instantly with it. 

Eno fruit salt ingredients

 

Whether it’s instant idli or instant besan dhokla or needed for treating acidity, I use my homemade Eno only and the results are perfect. No hassle of keeping it in stock. Every time I make my instant Eno with ingredients easily available in the kitchen only.  

Also, I would like to mention here that it is a common practice in Gujarat and in Jain Community to use this homemade Eno only.

 

What is Fruit Salt?

Fruit Salt is basically an antacid commonly used for treating acidity problems. 

What is Eno?

Eno is a brand name of fruit salt and is the most common brand of fruit salt in the market. People use Eno as some magic medicine without realizing that it is actually baking soda along with citric acid. I know somebody, who is very much against having baking soda in her house but freely uses Eno. Strange, but true!

Uses

 Composition 

Yes, just mix baking soda and lemon juice and, homemade Eno fruit salt is ready.

You will see the same bubbles and the same fluffiness. No pungent smell of baking soda.   Scientifically, soda bicarbonate reacts with acid only. If there is no acid or insufficient acid then there will be no reaction. In that case, soda bicarbonate will taste pungent. 

 

How To Make

  A.  Eno In Powder Form With Citric Acid

Eno Ingredients

Homemade Eno Fruit Salt

Tip:  1. Make this in small quantities only and keep it fully dry in an airtight bottle only. This is because when mixed, citric acid and baking soda react with each other, and thus the mix gets solidified. This is the reason, why readymade Eno in the bottle also gets solid after a while. And thus they came up with sachets. So you also, keep citric acid and baking soda separately with you and mix in small quantities only.

2. Do shake this bottle once a week. This way, if any solidification has started, would be dispersed. If not able to shake, then mix using a spoon/knife. This is the only way you can keep this Eno powder for long period.

 

B.  Instant Eno With Lemon Juice 

In this method, ingredients are mixed as and when required.

This Eno is not stored in a bottle but is made as and when required. I love this method. The steps to do so are as follows:

1/2 Tsp Eno = 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda + 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Idli Made with Homemade Eno

 

 Eno With Lemon Juice For Acidity

Take a glass of water. Add a pinch of rock salt and juice of the half lemon. Add 1/4 tsp (heaped) Baking Soda. You will get the fizz. Consume it immediately.

In 200 ml Water add 1/8 tsp Rock Salt + 1 Tbsp lemon juice + 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Also, take care that you first add lemon juice to the water. This is because baking soda reacts with acid only and not otherwise. If you first add baking soda then it will not be effective.

 

Instant Eno

FAQs

Q) Is homemade Eno as good as a store-bought one?

This homemade Eno Fruit salt is equally effective as the one bought from the store and can be used in the kitchen as well for treating acidity. 

Before we dig further into the ingredients and other details, let us understand what actually Fruit Salt is.

Q) Is Eno baking soda? What is the difference between Eno and Baking Soda?

Related Articles:  Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda

 

Conclusion: To sum up, 

I would say that using baking soda along with lemon juice is a perfect substitute to Eno.

 

Let’s Connect!

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Eno Fruit Salt

Make Eno antacid using just 3 ingredients
Prep Time 1 min

Ingredients
  

In Powder Form With Citric Acid (Makes 50 g Eno)

  • 2 Tbsp 30 g Baking Soda
  • 4 teaspoon 20 g Citric Acid
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rock Salt

With Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Rock Salt

Instructions
 

With Citric Acid

  • Grind citric acid to get it in powdered form. Ensure that there is no moisture.
  • Mix powdered citric acid, baking soda and salt nicely. Your homemade Eno is ready. Store it in an airtight container.
  • Use it like your normal Eno.

With Lemon Juice

    For Instant Fermentation

    • For 200 g semolina batter, sprinkle 1/2 tsp baking soda and on it squeeze lemon juice.
    • Immediately you will see bubbles, mix everything and steam.

    For Acidity

    • Take water in a glass.
    • Add salt and lemon juice. Mix it.
    • Add Baking Soda.
    • Bubbling Eno is ready.

    Notes

    1. Regarding the powdered method, I want to make it clear that make this in small quantity only and keep it fully dry in an airtight bottle only.
      • This is because when mixed, citric acid and baking soda react with each other, it may get moist and also lose its effectiveness after some time.
      • So, keep citric acid and baking soda separately with you and mix in small quantities only, as given here.
    2. When you store it in the powdered form then do shake this bottle once a week. This way, solidification if any, would be dispersed.
    3. If not able to shake, then mix using a spoon/knife.
    4. This is the only way you can keep this Eno powder for long period.
    5. Powdered form Eno is just like readymade Eno and is to be used exactly like that only.
    6. I have rounded off the quantity of baking soda and citric acid just for the ease of making it.
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    29 Responses

    1. Thanks a lot for home made eno
      I used to purchase it from market. But now I will try it at home as you suggested
      Thanks again

        1. hi
          most receipes suggest 1/2 tsp baking soda or eno 1 tsp. why so. is it right?
          also whats the standard ratio of rava or any flour :: eno
          thanks

    2. 5 stars
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      that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

    3. 4 stars
      Your tutorials/explanations are very good. Yet to try that is why I couldn’t give five stars. God bless you more.

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