Tuesday, May 6, 2008

JAMBUL


Jambul is one of my favorite sweets.We used to get it as prasadam from our family temple.Jambul basically means blackberry but "The Jambul" i have prepared here has no connection with the fruit.Its neither used as an ingredient here not does it taste like one.The sweet is called Jambul only because of its oval shape.It's made of rava/sooji,fried and coated with sugar and cardamam.Cardamam brings out the true flavor of the sweet ,without which this sweet is totally incomplete.It is so crispy outside and so soft inside.

This is my entry to the event "Think Spice-Cardamam".


INGREDIENTS


Rava - 1 cup


water - 1 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup


sugar - 1 cup + 2 tbsp


cardamam pdr - 1 tsp + 1 tsp


oil to fry


METHOD


Mix 2 tbsp sugar,1 tsp cardamam pdr in 1 and a half cup water and bring it to a boil.Ones it starts boiling add in the rava stirring it simultaneously, just like when u make upma.Keep stirring until all its liquids evaporates and keep it aside until it cools completely.Make oval shape balls out of it and fry it on a medium flame until its brown in color.Keep it on paper towel to remove the excess oil.


Now to make the syrup.Inorder to get the sugar coating as you see in the photo, the consistency of the syrup is very important.Combine 1 cup of sugar in 1/4 cup of water and bring it to a boil.To check the right consistency of the syrup ones it starts boiling ,take a small amount of it in a spoon and drop it in ice cold water.It should turn solid immediately.The only way of knowing when its the right consistency is to check every now and then.


Ones you get the right consistency remove from flame and immediately add the fried jambul's into the syrup and stir.Add the rest of the cardamam pdr.You will see that as it cools off the syrup crystalised back into sugar leaving each piece with some sugar coating.


28 comments:

easycrafts said...

Quite a new dish to me...thanks for sharing and participating in the think spice event

Roopa said...

Thats my most favorite one that I always cherish having when I was a kid ! Especially the ones we get in marriages after the meal.

Divya said...

hey ranji..thats a favorite sweet me and my hubby relish..good one!!

Bhags said...

never have tried this one though but seems to be a delightful one....

Asha said...

New dessert to me too. Konkani dish? Looks great. Badusha is another sweet which looks like this but made with plain flour and dipped in sugar syrup. Great ebtry, didn't know Cardamom is the spice this month, must have missed that post!:)

Arundathi said...

that looks delicious!!

sowmya said...

looks tasty, nice entry...

notyet100 said...

looks delicious tome..

Purnima said...

Wow Ranji, we call it Khaja in our side..a must after wedding meal, one packet -white packet with one Khaja and one Boondi laddoo..tks for recipe never knew! I used to eat mine and dad's share, my bro used to eat his n mum's hee..sweet memories! Tks for this recipe..bookmarking it!

kamala said...

This is totally new to me.Looks delicious Ranji

Madhavi said...

Looks delicious, yummmmmmmmm!!!

Sagari said...

veri nuce recipe ranji

Uma said...

mmm. it looks so mouth-watering. nice entry.

ranji said...

Thank u everyone for ur lovely comments.I truely appreciate it.

@asha
yes jambul is a konkani sweet..usually get it as prasadam in temples or in weddings after the meal.

@purnima
Happy to know its called khaja in ur area.Thanks

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i love jambul..
today i am trying out your badami mushroom...
will tell you how it turned out

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Ranji...
First time to ur blog... This sweet looks DELISH!... So different recipe...

ranji said...

Thank u nanditha..waiting to hear from u:)

sukanya.welcome to my blog!!!will visit ur blog in a minute...

ANJALI J. said...

delcious dish.. loved it..

Meera said...

It is called "Saath" in my family. I think it is also known as "Balushahi".jambool name is new to me. Some people also use maida instead of rawa. Looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

nice one..It looks very similar to badhusha..

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo gr8t...my motherinlaw does this but i have never tried...i tried portabello recipe....it was really delicious...thanks for sharing

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks much like Badusha....interesting recipe. Photo looks fab' cant wait to have it! Thanks for sharing it here.

ranji said...

"looks so much like badusha" thats the response i have been getting for Jambul...i have never had badusha..I love jambul so i have got to try badusha now..thank u guys for letting me know:)..i would have never known abt it otherwise...

Nanditha Prabhu said...

hey , badami mushroom taste still lingers in my mouth.. it turned out good... my son wanted it to be prepared even tomorrow.. he asked me whether he could take it to school for lunch:)
thank you:)

Maya said...

We call it Saath too ( confirmed after reading Meera's comment here )..Dint knw its called Jambul also..

Roopa said...

Hi ranji, reading the above comment reminded me of telling that I also use to refer it as Saat :)

Ruth Elkin said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just had to come look at yours. Love what you've got here and these sweets look very tasty!

Ruth

Diamond & Pearl said...

First time here, and a new indian sweet and that too a droolworthy one, thanks.