9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Kala Jamun / Kaala Jamun - Uttar Pradesh

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kala Jamun / Kaala Jamun - Uttar Pradesh

Come and visit the state of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar means North and Pradesh means place.. So come to the state which is in the Northern part of India. Uttar Pradesh was home to the very powerful empires – Magadha, Mauryan, Gupta etc. If you read Indian history, you will surely read about Uttar Pradesh. If you read Indian Ethics, then also you will come to Uttar Pradesh which has Mathura city. If you are tourist, one of the important places – Taj Mahal is here. Also two main Indian rivers – Ganga and Yamuna join at Allahabad and then flow as Ganga further east. Coming to today’s recipe it is a delicious sweet which is so tasty and authentic. I got this recipe from a few places on Internet. Some websites tell to add sugar to the dough, some do not. I chose the option of adding the sugar to the dough as it will give a caramelized sugar taste and also helps in browning better. Make sure you have the oil on low medium or the inside will remain uncooked.

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Khoya / Mawa - 3/4 cup
Paneer - 1/2 cup
Flour - 3 table spoons
Baking Soda - A pinch
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Castor Sugar - 1 table spoon
Ghee / Vegetable Oil - for frying
Cardamom Ppowder - 1/4 tea spoon
Milk - 1 - 2 table spoons
Rose water - 2 - 3 drops



Grate the khoya and paneer one by one and set aside
Add flour, baking soda and cardamom powder. Add a table spoon of milk and knead well till smooth
If the batter is dry and have cracks, add few drops of milk at a time until it is a smooth crack free dough.
Divide the dough into 25 equal portions.
With each portion, place in your palm and press and roll into a smooth ball. Roll the balls in the castor sugar.
Bring sugar and water to a boil and cook on high until sugar dissolves. Bring it to 1/2 string consistency where it is sticky but not syrupy. It will become lightly golden in color.
Add rose water and remove from heat and keep the syrup warm
Heat sufficient ghee / oil in a kadai on medium heat. Slowly drop the balls in medium hot oil
Remove the kadai off the heat. Lightly  rotate the kadai till the balls gently float to the surface.
Place the kadai back on heat and continue to fry on medium heat stirring very gently. The jamuns will turn dark brown in color. It will become almost black.
Remove from hot oil / ghee and dip them in the syrup.
Soak the jamuns in warm syrup  and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. It is better to soak the jamuns for 8 hours or overnight for better flavor.
Serve warm.


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  1. Awesome and delicious looking kala jamun.

  2. You are killing me already in the morning with your beautiful kala jamun, omg my sweet tooth are craving for some since a long, those jamuns looks absolutely divine.

  3. Kaala Jamun is a weak point with me too...and Sowmya..this adds on to my previous list of sweets that you got to treat me with..truly delicious looking jamun..super:)

  4. looks yum! I will find reason to do jamun this one is my fav

  5. i believe it is tricky as compared to the regular ones...then you have done a very good job

  6. Kala jamun is from uttarpradesh ?i dont know it .I love it a lot yar .

  7. Delicious kala jamuns ..have come out perfect...

  8. I love kala jamun. You have made them so well.

  9. Wow that seems to have turned out really so well..very good job Sowmya!

  10. Super jamuns. Very well made.

  11. Who doesn't like kala jamun -- a sweet lovers dream.. Perfectly made, very well done.

  12. decadent jamuns.. would love to pop one into my mouth.. mouthwatering

  13. Wow!!!!looks super tempting ,loved the color of the jamuns,perfectly made...

  14. Love t taste those delectable jamuns...

  15. Perfectly done Sowmya.Looks so tempting...

  16. Kala jamun looks sinfully delicious. Nicely done

  17. I am a great fan of Indian desserts. I love the soft and delicious Gulab Jamuns and Kala Jamuns. Thanks for sharing the recipe on your blog. I am sure it will help many like me to try out the recipe at home.

  18. omg kala jamun is killing me such an tempting jamun .. am drooling here sowmya .. pass them right away !!

  19. what a rich color - must taste awesome

  20. Wow I have not had jamuns for ages now and your pics are killing me.


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