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Kalajamun Recipe

Kalajamun is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
No Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 200 g - Paneer
  • 1.5 kg - Sugar
  • 250 g - ground Sugar
  • 50 g - Maida
  • 50 g - khoya
  • 25 g - Arrowroot
  • a pinch - baking powder
  • 1 tsp - essence of rose or kewda
  • A few drops of red food colour
  • Pastry cases
  • How to Make Kalajamun:

    1. Grind the paneer to a paste and mix 6 tbsp sugar, maida, arrowroot, khoya and baking powder and knead to a smooth mixture.
    2. Take a little of this mixture and mix enough red colour to give it a bright red colour and also 1 tbsp sugar.
    3. Form this mixture into tiny balls not bigger than peas.
    4. Form the paneer mixture into lime-sized balls around red balls and set aside.
    5. Put half a litre of water in sugar and prepare a syrup of one thread consistency.
    6. Remove from the fire and set aside.
    7. Heat enough ghee for deep frying to smoking.
    8. Lower the heat.
    9. Fry a few jamuns at a time over a very gentle fire till they turn black.
    10. Drain and drop them into the prepared syrup.
    11. Sprinkle essence on top and set aside for the whole night.
    12. Next morning, drain out from the syrup, roll into ground sugar and put in pastry cases.


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