From improving your digestive system to reducing blood sugar levels to lowering the risk of cancer, the health benefits of jamun or black plum are numerous.
Moreover, many lip-smacking recipes can also be made of the delicious fruit.
We give you three exciting jamun recipes so that you can enjoy the tasty and healthy fruit in multiple ways and as much as you want.
1. Jamun Pie – Jamun recipe for a delicious dessert
Try making this exciting dessert at home with fresh jamun or with frozen jamun pulp.
|Jamun pulp is tough to make as the fruit is small in size and very delicate. However, frozen jamun pulp is now available all around the year, and you can make jamun desserts in no time.|
For making jamun pie, you have to make the crust and filling separately.
Jamun pie can be served as a hot dessert or with ice cream. Vanilla is the preferred flavour though you can try other flavours including jamun ice cream to enhance the taste of your jamun pie further.
- For making the crust add 1 cup of maida (refined flour), 75 gms butter, a ¼th cup of castor sugar, ½ tsp of salt and knead with your hands. Butter must be cold to ensure that the dough forms clumps. It will ensure that the crust is flaky and crumbly.
- Add chilled water to the dough and knead some more. Wrap the dough ball in a cling film and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
- For the filling add 3 cups of deseeded and chopped jamun or frozen jamun pulp in a saucepan and cook for 5 minutes. Add sugar and cook for another 10 minutes. Now mix 1 tsp of cornflour, 1 tsp of cinnamon and ½ a tsp of cardamom powder.
- Stir until the filling is well mixed and take off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature.
- In the meantime take the rested dough out and roll it out. Flatten it into a buttered baking tin, and blind bake for 30 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 160 degrees C.
- After it is baked well, take it out of the oven and let it cool down. Add the filling and bake again at 180 degrees C. Bake until your jamun pie is golden brown and well cooked. Cut into small pieces, and your jamun pie is ready to be served.
2. Jamun Ice Cream – the favourite jamun pulp recipe for all
The exquisite taste of jamun ice cream can be enjoyed at home. This jamun recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is popular among all age groups.
- Mix 2 tbsp of cornflour in half a cup of milk and keep aside.
- Boil 2 cups of milk, add the cornflour mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Keep stirring while it’s cooking. Take the mixture off the flame and allow it to cool down.
- Add jamun pulp and 1 tbsp of sugar to the cornflour-milk mixture.
- Pour the mixture in aluminium containers, cover with an aluminium foil and freeze for six hours until its semi-set.
- Pour it into a mixer and blend well until the mixture is very smooth.
- Now pour it back into the container, cover with aluminium foil and freeze for 10 hours.
Scoop out and serve the jamun ice cream solo or with brownies, pies or fruit salad.
3. Jamun Sorbet – A more exciting replacement for jamun juice
A cool and refreshing drink, jamun sorbet contains all the benefits of jamun. If you love jamun juice and want to enjoy another variant of it, you must make this refreshing cooler at home.
- Cook 300g of jamun pulp with 150g of sugar until sugar melts and jamun juice is released. This process reduces the bite of jamun and makes it softer and sweeter.
- Cool the mixture for a while and then blend it well in a grinder. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Take out and scrape the mixture every 20 minutes with a fork and put it back to be chilled.
Flavour the sorbet with ginger, lime or rock salt and serve chilled.
So these are some exciting jamun recipes that will not only tickle your taste buds but will also be highly beneficial for your health.
“If you want to learn any more jamun pulp recipes, write to us in the comment box, and we shall teach you how to make them with frozen jamun pulp that is now available all around the year.”