Sep 12, 2013

Jamun Juice/ Kala Khatta



Kala khatta or Jamun juice is popular street drink and tangy flavored sherbet made from jamun or blackberry fruit. It’s available in drink, candy and syrup form. Ice candy is made with crushed ice ball with jamun syrup. It’s a traditional drink which available in summer to roadside. This syrup is made with a combination of Jamun, black salt, lemon juice and sugar.




Jamun is known by several local names such as jambas, jamun, jambolan, kala jamun, jamali, plum and black berry. This purple tropical berry has a unique taste, often oblong and has a deep purple to bluish colour. Due to its acidic nature, it is usually eaten with a sprinkling of salt. Jamun is 70 per cent edible. Glucose and fructose are major sugars found in a ripe jamun. The fruit is laden with a large number of minerals and provides fewer calories compared to other fruits. A medium-sized jamun provides about 3-4 calories. The seed of the fruit is also rich in protein carbohydrates and traces of calcium. It is also a source of iron, providing 1-2 mg per 100 grams and also vitamin C, providing 18 mg per 100 grams. It provides folate and vitamin B, carotene, phytochemicals (anti-oxidants), magnesium, potassium and fibre.



Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: NA
Servings: 4
Category: Drink & Beverages

Ingredients:
2 Cup Jambul/ Jamun
1 Lemon Juice
Black Salt Kala Namak
Black Pepper Powder/ Kali Mirch
Roasted Cumin Powder
Salt
Powdered Sugar
Ice-Cubes

Instructions:
Wash and chop the jamun. Grind the seedless and chopped jamun as puree. Strain the jamun juice. Mix the sugar, spices and lemon juice. Serve chilled with ice-cubes.




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25 comments:

  1. I miss this jamuns here, look at the colour of the juice, seriously very pleasing to eyes.

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  2. very very colorful and refreshing juice .. looks so appealing and a healthy one !!

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  3. Recently I went to India .....I ate lots of jamun there.... Lovely color and refreshing juice

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  4. the juice is very delicious and refreshing. Kala khatta is same as jamun ? Well I did not know that.

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  5. the juice is very delicious and refreshing. Kala khatta is same as jamun ? Well I did not know that.

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  6. Aaah.. I badly miss this kala khatta here!!! :( It looks so appealing to my tastebuds... Started drooling now :P

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  7. wow picture perfect... such a beautiful color!!!

    Sowmya

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  8. the juice looks very refreshing and colorful too...

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  9. Lovely kala Khatta ! I like that salty layer on the glasses...

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  10. Healthy & delicious jamun jiuce.

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  11. Very nice post preeti and nice pictures..

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  12. Such a lovely colour. I did not know that Kala Khatta is made from Jamun juice.

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  13. Lovely color and I believe it has some medicinal properties as well.

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  14. Looks so colourful Preeti. I love Jamun and we have a jamun tree at my in law's place. Should try this recipe during season...

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  15. Love the mauve colored drink, Preeti. It looks so inviting.

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  16. Healthy & refreshing juice.. The color looks pretty & inviting ..

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  17. Nice one..never knew you can make juice out of kala jamuns!

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  18. i never ever knew that kala khatta is made from jamuns, shame on me...beautiful looking drink

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  19. I did not know that this was made out of Jamuns...looks very inviting!!

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  20. What a beautiful colour and drink. New to me. Preeti thanks.

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  21. Wow - I haven't eaten jamun fruit for a few years now!! Brings back memories.

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