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Kala Gulab Jamun Recipe - Black Jamun
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Kala Gulab Jamun Recipe - Black Gulab Jamun

Kala Gulab Jamun Recipe to prepare Kala Jamun/Black Jamun, another variant of gulab jamun.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert / Festve Sweet
Cuisine: Indian (North Indian)
Author: Padma Veeranki


Kala Jamun Dough:

  • 200 Grams Unsweetened Khoya
  • 100 Grams Paneer
  • 3 Tablespoons All purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Semolina
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cooking Soda
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk/Water


  • Mix of Almonds. Cashew & Pistachios chopped
  • Lemon size of the above kneaded dough
  • 1 teaspoon Saffron water

Sugar Syrup:

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder

Other Ingredients:

  • Oil/Ghee for deep frying



  • Take a bowl, add unsweetened Khoya, grated Paneer, all purpose flour, semolina, sugar, cooking soda, mix and knead to a smooth dough adding little water/milk.
  • Cover & let it sit for few minutes.


  • In a bowl, add chopped nuts, lemon sized kneaded dough, saffron water and mix.

Sugar Syrup:

  • Add sugar and water in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Heat sugar solution over medium heat till sugar dissolves and boils. The syrup has to be sticky like honey. Turn off the heat and add cardamom powder.

Shaping & Deep-Frying:

  • Divide dough into small balls.
  • Flatten the dough ball, top it up with some stuffing and close. Roll out to form a smooth ball and shape as desired.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Simmer and gently slide the balls into hot oil and fry them till dark brown.
  • Remove them onto a tissue paper, and fry the next lot.
  • Place the hot jamuns in warm sugar syrup.
  • Cover and let it rest for 2-3 hours before serving.