Kala Jamun with Rabri! A delicious combination.Kala Jamun is little dark brown comparison to gulab jamun, due to addition of sugar in dough.Kala jamun as also little hard skin and soft inside then gulab jamun due to slow flame cooking.
Ingredients(serving- 8 )
- For Kala Jamun ball
- Sugar – 2 tsp
- Khoya/Mawa(homemade) – 1 Cup
- All purpose flour – 2 tbsp
- Lukewarm milk – 2 tbsp(add as required)
- Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
- Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
- Cooking oil(for Gulab Jamun ball frying)
- Raisins, Pistachio, Almond finely chopped mix – 2 tbsp(Stuffing in Gulab Jamun is optional)
- For Sugar syrup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Saffron- Some threads/strands
- Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp
- Milk – 1 liter
- Saffron – Some threads
- Cardamon powder – 1tsp
- Sugar – 2 tbsp
- Rose water – 1 tsp (Optional)
- Pistachio – 3 to 4 tsp finely chopped
Step 1 – Take a bowl and add khoya, all purpose flour, sugar then mix it properly. Add milk & kneed for 5 minutes then add baking soda & baking powder and kneed again for 2 to 4 minutes. Make small round ball from it.
Step 2 – Take one ball and add all stuffing and mix it proper keep aside.
Step 3 – Take pan add sugar and water; boil it and make 1/2 string sugar syrup. Add lemon juice and saffron, cardamom powder.
Step 4 – Take one small round ball and put some stuffing in center and close proper and give perfect oval/round shape with the help of palm. Make all ball in similar way.
Step 5 – Take pan add cooking oil,on medium hot oil add ball. Fry until it gets golden brown in color in low medium heat. Fry all ball and cool it for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 6- In hot sugar syrup add all balls and keep it dipped for 30 to 45 minutes.
For Rabri – Take milk in a bowl and boil it until its volume gets reduced to 1/3 of its original volume(it will take 30 t0 35 minutes). Add sugar, saffron, rose water and cook more 2 to 4 minutes.
Cool it and serve with Kala Jamun. So yummy… 🙂
- For Kala Jamun while preparing dough adding of sugar is very important
- While frying Kala Jamun check first small ball fry in oil if Gulab Jamun soft then add little flour and kneed again and make ball then fry .
- When frying Kala Jamun if it doesn’t increase in size it means ball is hard add some milk and kneed again then make ball and fry it.
- When Kala Jamun not soaking proper sugar syrup, take all Gulab Jamun with syrup and heat few seconds,don’t boil( use microwave/gas top)
- Avoid crystallization, add lemon juice in sugar syrup.