Kala Jamun is one of the most popular Indian sweet that is similar to Gulab Jamun and is a darker and a dry version of Gulab Jamun. Usually Gulab Jamuns are soft in texture and are melt in mouth as compared to Kala Jamun which is slightly tight and grainy in texture and is often served dry. Mostly kala jamun is stuffed, and even in my previous posts, i have shared various kinds of Gulab Jamuns and also a gulkand stuffed kala jamun.
The festival of all the lovely brothers and beautiful sisters is near and with this thought i decided to share one of my fool proof recipe of Kala Jamun which you can try out this festive season and gift your brother some home made sweets. An easy recipe but also needs a little monitoring, Kala Jamun is one such delightful sweet that is certainly loved by all in the family. Store it in a box and refrigerate for a longer shelf life. Find the recipe below and do share your RakshaBandhan stories with me in comments below. Share, Like and Comment if you really like this recipe.
Check out the ingredients required for making Kala Jamun below and also a quick method. Find the recipe card below and get a print if you wish to preserve a hard copy of the recipe.
- 1 cup Khoya/ Mawa
- 3 tbsp All purpose flour/ Maida
- 1 tbsp Semolina /Sooji /Rawa /
- 1/8 tsp Cooking Soda
- 2 cups Oil – for deep frying
- 2 cups Water
- 1.5 cups Sugar
- 1 pinch Saffron
- 1 tsp Rose water
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut for garnish
- Edible silver leaf (optional)
How to make Khoya Balls – In a large mixing bowl, add khoya with maida, sooji and baking powder and gently knead to form a soft dough. Do not knead heavily, just gather the mix together and form a lump, cover it with a muslin cloth and keep aside to rest for 10 mins. Heat sufficient oil in a wok for deep frying. Meanwhile prepare the balls. Grease your hands lightly with ghee and pinch a small lemon sized ball from the dough mix. Now gently roll the ball between both you palm and keep aside in a tray. Similarly make many more balls from the dough mix and line them on a tray.