Kala Jamun

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Dark brown gulab jamins coated with desiccated coconut.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 12 servings
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For The Kala Jamuns
2 cups (250 grams) grated mava (khoya)
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 tbsp sugar

For The Sugar Syrup
3 cups sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands (optional)

Other Ingredients
ghee for deep frying
1 cup desiccated coconut

For the sugar syrup

  1. In a large pan, combine the sugar with 1 litre of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer over a slow flame till the syrup is 1 string consistency.
  3. Remove any impurities which float on top of the syrup using a slotted spoon.
  4. Add the saffron if desired and keep the syrup warm.

For the kala jamuns

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients, mix well and knead into a firm dough without using any water.
  2. Divide this mixture into 25 equal portios and roll into rounds. These should have no cracks on the surface as otherwise the jamuns will crack while frying.
  3. Deep fry in ghee over a medium flame till the jamuns are dark brown in colour (for approx 10 to 12 minutes).
  4. Drain and immerse in the warm sugar syrup. Soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Drain and roll in desiccated coconut.
  6. Serve at room temperature.

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Kala Jamun
 on 31 Oct 12 02:56 PM

Fab recipe. Gulab jamun with less sugar syruo.