Sunday, July 17, 2011

Choco Rose Jamun

Sundays are fun- days and we spend the day having just that ! An easy break-fast, a hearty lunch, playing board games and whole lots of IDIOT BOX mark the day while evenings are happily spent out ; the stunning finale to this day is with ice creams & or dessert. Do I hear gasps of disapproval from the calorie-watchers??  - Please take a hike, it's fun-day remember !
Having a hyper & animated 2 year old means even on a sunday, I am wide awake by 5:30 -6 AM . And that's what happened today - a lazy sunday morning saw me getting up early as usual and spending the solitary dawn with my computer . After fuelling myself with a steaming coffee, I set about the day's work like a busy bee 
Going through the humongous list of bookmarked recipes, I found this delightful method of making milk solid jamuns spiked with cocoa.These bitter-sweet balls from khoya & cocoa are then deep fried and sizzle in the sugar syrup.




As such am a huge fan of gulab jamuns and the inclusion of chocolate only added to my delight. The recipe by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, had me hooked instantly.
A look in to the pantry and a happy nod from the required ingredients meant only one thing - MAKE & INDULGE !




The recipe was tweaked to accommodate rose essence and a few other changes regarding the quantity of ingredients.So this sunday's dessert is not from our favourite shop but from my own hearth !!


What's in it :-


For the Khoya-Cocoa Balls (makes : 12)
  • Milk Solids (Khoya) - 150 gms
  • All Purpose Flour - 3 tbsp (I used Cadbury's)
  • Cocoa Powder - 1.5 tbsp (I used Cadbury's)
  • Drinking Chocolate - 1 tbsp
  • Baking Powder - 2/3 tsp
  • Milk - as required
  • Rose essence- 2 to 3 drops
For the Sugar Syrup
  • Water -75ml to 100 ml
  • Sugar -150 to 200 gms - to taste
  • Rose essence - a few drops - to taste
For frying & Garnish
  • Oil - as required
  • Pistachios - slivered - as required

Grated Milk Solid



How:-




Grate fresh khoya in a bowl. Add sieved flour,cocoa powder, drinking chocolate, baking powder and mix well. Prepare the sugar syrup and keep it warm. Add milk as required to knead the khoya mixture. Make small soft balls of even size. 




Heat oil in a pan/wok and deep-fry the balls till cooked. Drain and dunk them in the sugar syrup. Garnish with pistachios  & serve hot.




Enjoy!


This is off to kalyani's Indian Mithai Mela & Ayeesha's Iftar Moments
 

33 comments:

  1. innovative jamun haven't had chocolate ones :)

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  2. I love the use of rose essence. Great post!

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  3. looks yummy and mouth watering...

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  4. Haven't even thought abt choco gulab jamuns.. Looks so tempting and yum...

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  5. Nice way of eating them. Rose essence and the choco combination looks great and yummy...

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  6. Hi Priya, I lovvvvve jamuns... these choco jamuns are new to me... The second pic keeps me hooked!! Excellent recipe :)

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  7. Khoya and Cocoa.. Must be very delicious and yummy..

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  8. wow!!love this..thanks for sharing..

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  9. Yummy recipe of choco jamuns. Great clicks.

    Deepa

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  10. very creative with your recipe...yummm

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  11. yum !! Thanks for linking it to my event dear :)

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  12. Choco jamuns look simply mouthwatering....feel like grabbing them right away

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  13. Very nice innovative choco gulab jamun. Gulab jamun looks really tempting.....

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  14. Wow! Jamuns with cocoa, that's amazing. This is definitely a winner sweet.

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  15. Looks outstanding. This is such a brilliant idea! Tempting Jamuns :)

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    http://mykitchen-been.blogspot.com/

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  17. my all time fav....wonderful recpe dear..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. Very interesting and innovative recipe. Choco rose jamun looks yummy and tempting. Fabulous presentation.

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  19. looks delicious! a perfect sweet for a sweet birthday gal :) xoxo

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  20. Outstanding recipe!!! Love the chocolate flavour in jamun!!!

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  21. Irresistible jamuns..nice and unique recipe..love the chocolate flavor in jamun..YUM!

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  22. Looks irresistible..never tried this before..yum

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  23. This is such an interesting recipe! Tempting clicks! I can imagine how tasty it would be..Yum Yum!!

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  25. Oops I deleted my earlier comment. For a chocolate and sweet dish lover this jamoons looks like the ultimate dish.I wanna have one right now.Thanks for sharing.

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  26. wow, interesting recipe, just yummy n very tempting..

    Only 2 days left-Event:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  27. Woww.. thsi is so much yummyy.. love it.. I have to try this one :)

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  28. Choco jamun..sounds Yummy, but never had before..Inviting and tempting Jamuns..

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  29. Looks so delish and I bet they tasted best when compared to the store brought stuffs...

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  30. OMG.. Mouth watering here.. Jamuns looks simply inviting and delicious.. Very tempting clicks dear.. Thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  31. Vowww!!!! absolutely delicious.....
    mouthwatering....
    can't wait to try....

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