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. 

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Coo Time  : 5 Mins


  • Maida - 3/4 cup
  • Mava/Kova fresh - 1 cup
  • Water - to knead dough
Ingredients for Sugar Syrup
  • Sugar - 2/1/2 cups (adjust as per taste)
  • Water - 1/2 cup + 1 cup extra
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch 
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Rose water (optional)
Prepare thin syrup and thick syrup

  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 maida, baking soda 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 kala jamuns from the sugar syrup and sprinkle dry coconut  powder(optional) or  crushed pistachios or apply vark (Edible silver)

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Durga Warrier said...

Hi Mala, it would be great if you could tell me which Jamun mix powder you have used? Like MTR Gulab jamun mix?

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hi Durga
Use any (nothing specific) ..I have used Gits(Available in US IndianMarket)