Kala Jamun

 KalaJamun is a dessert similar to GulabJamun and it is dark in color and little different texture. This is delicious desset makes all special parties/occasions. I am sure that if you googled or looked into cook books you will find other types and methods as well. 

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Prep Time : 10 Mins
Coo Time  : 5 Mins


  • Jamun Mix powder - 3/4 cup
  • Mava/Kova fresh - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 4 tsp or Milk 
Ingredients for Sugar Syrup
  • Sugar - 2/1/2 cups (adjust as per taste)
  • Water - 1/2 cup 
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch (optinal)
  • Rose water (optional) 
  1. In a large pan add water and sugar boil into 1 thread consistency . While sugar syrup is still boiling start frying jamuns. 
  2. Mix jamun mix and kova. Sieve well there should be no lumps and add water little by little (the dough should be soft)
  3. Divide the mixture into small lemon size balls 
  4. Heat oil / ghee ( i've used oil) 
  5. Deep fry on low heat. Fry until dark black in color
  6. Remove and add kala jamun into hot sugar syrup
  7. After sometime remove kalajamuns from the sugar syrup and sprinkle dry coconut powder(optional)

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Masala Vade (Bele Vade)

This snack reminds me during my college days. I used to have it in canteen everyday. This snack also  find them in the streets(Gadiwala). I have made similar taste added onions,ginger & garlic into masala vade delicious and crispy. I have posted Ambode but just plain(no onion and garlic) made on festive occasions. Masala Vade best to have with coconut chutney or coffee/tea.  In Winter / Snow season hot fried snacks like craving!! :). Today snow storm here in NY.

Prep Time : 10 Mins + 4 hours(soaking time)
Frying Time : 15 Mins

  • Split Chana dal / Bengalgram / Kadalebele - 2 cups
  • Coconut (fresh, grated) / Thenginaturi - 2 tbsp
  • Onions - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies /Hasimensinakayi - 5 (adjust as per taste)
  • Ginger / Shunti - a small pice
  • Garlic /Belulli - 1 pod
  • Slat to taste
  • Baking soda -  a pinch 
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  1. Soak dal for 4 hours. Then drain water and keep aside
  2. In a food processor (i used food processor , can be used mixer)
  3. Add all the ingredients and pluse for few mins. Transfer into a bowl 
  4. Heat 500ml oil in a pan 
  5. Take a small portion of mixture and flatten them 
  6. Deep fry on medium heat until golden in color
  7. Repeat the same process
  8. Serve with coconut chutney

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