Kaala Khatta | Jamun juice is a sweet and tangy flavored syrup/drink made form the juice of java plums better know as jamuns. Make it in the form of concentrate and store it in your fridge for months.
A very beloved street food which also takes me back to my childhood days.We used to drool over the street vendors selling the crushed ice candies.The most popular of all the flavors was and still is Kaala Khatta. The vendors use it in syrup form to drizzle a good amount on the candy made from grated/crushed ice pressed around a cane stick.
“A traditional summer drink fondly remembered”
Other Summer special Drinks: 1.Mango Melange (click picture for recipe),2.Mango Smoothie,3. Golden Milk shots( chilled or hot)
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Kaala Khatta /jamun sherbet
a juice/ concentrate made from java plums or jamun. Make them into ice candies or a chilled refreshing sherbet.
Wash the jamuns and wipe them clean.
In a deep pan, add the jamuns and 2 cups of water and cook on high flame for about 10-12 minutes.
Once it looks pulpy, turn off the flame and let the liquid cool down. Now sieve the mixture with a thick sieve to just deseed it and let some pulp go down .
Now ,heat the pan again, pour the liquid and add sugar and cook till thick.This should take about 5-7 minutes only. Now add cumin powder and mix well
Turn off the flame and let it cool down a bit. Add the lemon juice and mix again.
Once the mixture is cooled completely, now add the lemon juice and bottle the mixture to store.You may keep this in the fridge for upto 6 months.
To prepare Jamun Juice/Sherbet
Pour 2 tbsp of the concentrate into the glass.
Add 4-5 cubes of ice and a sprig of mint(optional).