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kala jamun

payal jain
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT kala jamun RECIPE

an exotic indian sweet recipe prepared with khoya

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 150 gram khoya/mawa
  2. 2 tbsp paneer, crumbled
  3. 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  4. 2 tbsp semolina
  5. 4 tbsp warm milk
  6. pinch of soda
  7. 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  8. oil for deep frying
  9. for stuffing-
  10. 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  11. 1 tbsp chopped cashews
  12. 5-6 raisins chopped
  13. pinch of red food colour
  14. for sugar syrup-
  15. 1 cup sugar
  16. 1 cup water
  17. 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  18. 1 tbsp milk


  1. firstly, in a small bowl take semolina and warm milk, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes
  2. in a mixing bowl take crumbled paneer and mash till it forms a smooth dough
  3. now add khoya and mash well
  4. add flour, soaked semolina, cardamom powder and combine with paneer khoya mixture
  5. add a pinch of soda and water if required to get moisture
  6. mix gently to form a smooth dough
  7. prepare stuffing by mixing dry fruits, colour and 2 tbsp of prepared dough
  8. to make sugar syrup, take water and sugar in a pan
  9. keep this pan on medium flame and stir so that the sugar begins to dissolve
  10. when the sugar dissolves, add 1 tbsp of milk and remove impurities from syrup
  11. cook the syrup on medium flame till you get 1/2 string consistency or the syrup becomes sticky
  12. turn off the flame, add cardamom powder and keep aside
  13. now, take a small lemon sized dough and make ball
  14. place stuffing in centre
  15. cover and seal the ball
  16. heat oil on low flame
  17. when oil is moderately hot, fry the jamuns till the balls turns black
  18. remove the jamuns from oil and drop into hot sugar syrup
  19. cover and rest for 1 hour, then serve

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Monika Shukla
Monika Shukla   Nov-02-2017


Astha Gulati
Astha Gulati   Nov-02-2017

My favourite sweet dish.

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