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
Category: Drink & Beverages
2 Cup Jambul/ Jamun
1 Lemon Juice
Black Salt Kala Namak
Black Pepper Powder/ Kali Mirch
Roasted Cumin Powder
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.