Oct 25, 2013

Kala Jamun / How to make Jamun using Instant Jamun Mix - Diwali Recipes

Jamun is my favorite sweet of all time. I have quite a few jamun recipes in my blog. You can check out my homemade khoya jamun recipe, if you want a instant jamun recipe, check out my bread jamun recipe. Now i am giving you another jamun recipe too. It is kala jamun.

Kala means black and this jamun is black in colour because of the double frying. And it takes little more time to absorb than regular jamuns. The cool thing about this jamun is it has a green colour interior when you cut open the jamun. It looks so cool. Now you go to the recipe..

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Soaking Time : 8 hours or overnight
Serves : 4 to 5
Recipe Source: Vahrehvah.com


Instant Jamun Mix - 2 cup
Water or Milk as needed to make dough
Cardamom Powder /  Yelakai - 1 tsp
Green Food Colouring - a pinch
Sugar - 1 tblspn

For Sugar Syrup:
Sugar - 2 cup
Water - 2 cup


Take jamun mix in a bowl and mix well so there is no lumps.

Now add water or milk and make into a soft dough.

Take 1/4th of the dough separately in a bowl and add in sugar, cardamom powder and green colour. Mix well.

Now divide both the dough into equal portions.

Take the white portion dough and press it slightly. Place the green ball in the center and cover it up. Shape it into smooth round ball and then into log shape.

Heat oil for frying on a medium heat. Fry the jamun till they are golden. Drain and set aside.

After 5 mins fry it again till it get black.

Now make the sugar syrup. Place sugar and water in a sauce pan. Mix it and bring it to boil. Simmer till it turns sticky.

Now drop the jamuns in the syrup and let it steep in the syrup for 6 to 8 hours.

Reheat the syrup often to keep the syrup warm so the jamun will absorb the syrup a lot faster.

Now serve.


1)Fry jamuns on a low flame so it get cook evenly.
2)Always keep the syrup warm so it absorbs the syrup faster. I reheat the syrup every hour or so to keep it warm.

Your ingredients
Take instant jamun mix in a bowl

Add water and knead into a dough

Make a soft dough
Now take 4th of the dough separately

Take that little dough in a bowl

Add in sugar, cardamom powder and green colour
Knead into a soft dough

Make equal portions

take the outer ball
place the green ball in the middle

cover it up

make into a smooth ball

shape into a log
heat oil for frying
fry the jamuns
once they turn golden. remove them

All fried
Now second fry them in oil

Fry till they turn black


Now make syrup

Add water to sugar

Boil and cook till it gets syrupy
Soak jamuns

Soak them for 6 to 8 hours

Now serve



  1. Hey aarthi too good yer.Superb thought of stuffing.

  2. Hii Aarthi,
    Is it the Instant Gulab Jamun Mix dat u have used here in making this recipe ?? Btw, Yummy Black Beauties����

  3. Looks great :) But due to over frying , will the outer crust taste bitter / burnt like ???

  4. Looks great :) But will the outer crust taste burnt / bitter bcoz of second time frying .. ???

  5. Looks great :) But will the outer crust taste burnt / bitter bcoz of second time frying .. ???

  6. Please give me a simple recepie for instant jamun powder. Thtank you.

  7. Hi Aarthi,

    This is the first time I am going thru your recipe blogs, its lovely very colorful and the proportions are perfect!

    I tried the custard powder halwa and it came out awesome, thnks

    Keep it up.

    One more thing, few links of your have got mixed up i.e. when I clicked on your potato gulab jamun its going to Basundi, when i click on basundi it goes to milk powder gulab jamun and when i click on milk powder gulab jamun it goes to sweet potato jamuns, plse check, thnks.

  8. Please give me a home made recepie for gulapjamum powder.

    Sabiha from Bangladesh


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