Kala jamun is one of the most popular Indian sweet delicacies that are often prepared during festivals, marriages or for any special occasion. It is slightly similar to the Gulab jamun but in appearance has a very dark brown colour, larger in size, often cylindrical shaped and the inside has an awesome yellow or green color when you cut the jamun.
Kala Jamun, a dark brown colour jamuns coated with desiccated coconut powder is a variation to normal gulab jamuns. As the outer colour of the jamun is quite dark, hence the name Kala, which means black. The attractive element is the colour of the inside stuffing which is generally either green or saffron which looks very attracting when you cut the jamun. The Kala jamun tastes extremely luscious and just melts in the mouth.
Kala jamun is made combining unsweetened khoya, paneer, all-purpose flour, sooji, pinch of soda, sugar, flavoured with cardamom powder and is gently kneaded to form dough which is then made into small cylindrical shape jamuns, deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup. The colorful stuffing made with little dough, pistachio and almond flakes along with saffron water gives an attractive and divine taste.
Khoya or Khoa is similar to ricotta cheese but has less moisture and made of either dried whole milk or milk thickened by heating in an open iron pan. The Khoya is of three types that include – batti, chickna and daanedaar. Different types of Khoya are used for different preparations. Khoya is normally white or pale yellow in colour. It is made by simmering full-fat milk in an iron kadai for several hours over a medium flame.
The gradual vaporization of its water content leaves coagulated solids in milk which is the khoya. Another quick way of making khoa is to add full fat milk powder to skimmed milk and mixing and heating until it becomes thick. This may, however, not have the same characteristics as traditionally made khoa. In Indian cuisine, Khoya is used in preparing a variety of sweets like pedha, gulab jamun, burfi, halwa or gujia. Do try this homemade fresh hot awesome and yummy Indian sweet delicacy.
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