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Dry jamun recipe

Dry jamun recipe using instant mix
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Sharmilee J

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jamun mix
  • water as needed
  • 1/3 cup sugar (for outer coating)
  • oil to deep fry
  • ghee to grease your palm

For the sugar syrup :

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 strands strands saffron

Instructions

  • Take any jamun mix, I used MTR mix.Transfer to a sieve and sieve it well.If there are lumps, press with your fingers and sieve it.
  • Then measure and take it in a mixing bowl.Add water little by little.I used little less than 1/4 cup water.You can replace water with milk too.
  • It should just get together to form a sticky mass. Do not knead just use your finger tips for mixing. Do not panic seeing the sticky dough, if the dough is stiff ur jamuns will become dry and start to break while frying.Keep the dough aside for 15 mins.
  • Take sugar in a pan, add water to it.
  • Let it boil, add saffron.Mix it for the sugar to dissolve quickly.
  • Boil the syrup until it forms a thick syrup no consistency check needed but the syrup will look more like oil in consistency. It will be glossy just like oil.
  • Add rose essence and set aside to cool.Now after 15 mins take the dough.
  • Grease your palm with ghee, pinch the dough and roll into a small smooth ball without any cracks. Do not give pressure while rolling.
  • Heat oil in a kadai - the oil should not be smoking hot. Pinch a tiny piece of dough and add it to oil, it should rise to top slowly that is the right temperature.If the dough rises immediately lower the flame. So keep in low medium flame through out the process and keep adjusting the flame.Add few balls , While frying do not touch the balls just swirl the oil using a laddle/spoon this way the jamuns will get evenly fried, I saw this tip in a TV show.The jamun grows bigger while frying.
  • Keep swirling the oil and fry until golden brown in low medium flame.
  • Remove and drain in tissue paper.Leave in tissue paper for 2 mins.Once the jamuns and the syrup is warm add the jamuns to sugar syrup.
  • Let it soak for an hour.I just took few of them and made dry jamuns as we all love jamun with sugar syrup :)
  • Take sugar in a dry mixer jar and grind it slightly coarse.
  • Strain the syrup and take the jamuns alone.Roll over in the sugar mixture.Store in a dry container and serve.Serve warm or chilled.