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April 25, 2018

Kala Jamun With Instant Gulab Jamun Mix - Kala Jamun Using Readymix

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Kala jamun using instant gulab jamun mix

Kala jamun (Black gulab jamun) recipe was in my try list for years. To make it simple, I tried making Kala jamun in an easy way using store bought, readymade, instant gulab jamun mix. I have tried it twice so far using Aachi gulab jamun mix and MTR gulab jamun ready mix. Both worked well. When I read the difference between Kala jamun and Gulab jamun in Wikipedia, I found sugar and khoya (milk solid) is used to make the traditional Kala jamun dough. So I too used sugar and milk to the instant  readymix to make the jamun dough. Sugar added in the dough slowly caramelizes while deep frying and helps to give dark color to the kala jamoon. Milk helps to make soft gulab jamun. Some recipes called for deep frying the gulab jamun twice to bring the black color. But I felt deep frying in low flame patiently for long time helps to get a nice black color to kala jamun. Please go through my post to read more tips and tricks to make a perfect kala jamun using instant gulab jamun mix in detail.  Try it. You will love its results for sure. Friends, lets see how to make Kala jamun using jamun mix with step by step pictures.


Kala jamun with instant gulab jamun mix

KALA JAMUN USING INSTANT GULAB JAMUN MIX


Kala jamun recipe
Learn how to make Kala jamun using instant gulab jamun mix
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert Recipes
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Gulab Jamun mix - 1 cup 
  • Boiled milk at room temperature - As needed
  • Sugar – 1.5 tsp
  • Cooking oil or ghee - to deep fry
For Sugar syrup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Rose water – 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron threads - Few
To stuff kala jamun
  • Gulab jamun dough - a small ball
  • Chopped nuts - 2 tbsp (Cashews and Almond)
  • Saffron threads – Few
  • Food color - a pinch
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Warm milk – 2 tsp
HOW TO MAKE KALA JAMUN USING INSTANT JAMUN MIX
  1. Take the gulab jamun mix in a bowl. Add sugar and mix well.
  2. Add milk gradually and make a slightly sticky dough. Cover and Rest for 5 minutes.
  3. To make sugar syrup, take sugar and water.Mix well and boil for 5 to 7 minutes till it becomes slightly sticky.
  4. Take a small portion of gulab jamun dough and mix saffron milk, food color, sugar & nuts. Make small balls out of it for stuffing the jamun.
  5. Now roll smooth, crack free balls in the remaining dough using ghee greased hands. Stuff the nuts ball inside the jamun & roll it.
  6. Arrange the balls in a plate.
  7. Heat oil and fry the jamun in low flame till black in color.
  8. Soak in sugar syrup for one hour. Jamun increase in size and becomes soft. Serve with ice cream !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • In a wide bowl, take the measured gulab jamun mix. Add sugar and mix well. Add milk gradually and make a slightly sticky dough.
    Kala jamun using instant jamun mix
  • Cover the jamun dough for 10 minutes. In the mean time, you can make sugar syrup. Heat sugar + water in a bowl and boil the syrup for 5 to 7 minutes in medium flame till the syrup becomes sticky. Add saffron thread and cardamom powder/rose water. Mix well. Switch off the flame and set aside.
  • Kala jamun using instant jamun mix
  • Take the gulab jamun dough and remove a small ball for the stuffing. To this ball, add chopped nuts, saffron thread soaked in 1 tsp milk, a pinch of food color and 1/2 tsp of sugar. Mix well to make a soft dough.
  • Kala jamun using instant jamun mix
  • Roll the jamun into equal balls. If it cracks more while rolling, add little milk to dough. Mix well and make balls again. Make equal number of jamun balls and nuts ball. Make sure the size of nuts stuffed ball is lesser than gulab jamun ball.
  • Kala jamun using instant jamun mix
  • Grease your hands with little ghee. Take one gulab jamun ball and press it to make a small circle. Keep the nuts stuffed ball in the middle and roll it nicely to make a crack free kala jamun ball. You can make round shapes or bullet shaped elongated ones as shown in the picture.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai and drop a pinch of dough. If it rises to the top slowly, oil temperature is right. Now keep the flame medium and stir the oil  in the corner of kadai with a wooden ladle. Drop 3 to 4 gulab jamun in each batch. Keep stirring the oil in the corners without touching the gulab jamun. It helps for even coloring of jamun. Keep the flame low and stir it.
  • Cook till jamuns become golden brown. Keep the flame low and keep cooking till it becomes black in color. Make sure you don’t burn the jamuns. You can identify it with the smell if it burns. So always keep the flame low and cook patiently. As we have added sugar to the dough, it helps to change the color of jamun quickly.
  • Remove the jamun using a slotted ladle and drain in a tissue paper. If the sugar syrup becomes cold, heat for a minute and make it warm. Add the cooked kala jamun to the sugar syrup and mix well. Cover and soak it for 30 minutes to one hour OR till the jamun increase in size after soaking.
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  • Serve warm or cold as you like with or without ice cream.
    Enjoy !
NOTE
  • Addition of sugar helps the jamun to change dark black in color. So do not skip it.
  • Remember to cook the jamun in low flame patiently. If you cook in high flame, jamun may burn. Alternatively you can also fry the jamun twice to get black color.
Try this easy, yummy Kala Jamun using Instant gulab jamun mix. Enjoy !!
Kala jamun using instant jamun mix


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