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 ¼th 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.
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.
|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|
|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 them for 6 to 8 hours|