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Kala Jamun | Kala Jamun Recipe

Kala Jamun Recipe with stepby step pictures. This recipe is prepared especially during festival, regional occasions or any special events.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Festival Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 397 kcal


  • 2 cups Instant Jamun Mix
  • Water or Milk as needed to make dough
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder / Yelakai
  • Green Food Coloring - a pinch
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • For Sugar Syrup:
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Kala Jamun | Kala Jamun Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 103g34%
Sugar 103g114%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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