Kala Jamun

‘Thank your mother, brother, father, sister or friend. Thank the weather or thank the farmer. Thank your neighbor’,  says  Meeta of What’s for lunch Honey. She asks us to dedicate a thank you dish for someone special. What a great chance!

I came here in 28th week of my pregnancy and you can guess how worried  would have been my elders  back home to send me all alone. But, on the controversy I never had any separation depression or fear. All  bcoz of my FRIENDS. They were helpful and so caring that I felt really at home. I never want to miss a single chance to thank  them. Thank you, my friends, for being everything to me and helping me in my hard times. Hereby, I send this fabulous sweet – Kala Jamun as a dedication to  all my  friends for Meeta’s  monthly mingle.

Kala jamun


Pancake mix- 32 oz pack

Nonfat dry milk – 2 cups

Butter- 2 tbsp

Oil/ghee – to fry

Sugar- approx- 2 cups

cardamom- 2 nos


Bring the butter to room temperature. Mix the pancake mix and milk powder with butter, then add water to make a  soft dough. Make balls of uniform size  and fry them in oil on a low heat.

Dissolve the sugar in water, boil  and bring to a 1/2 string consistency. Add cardamom .Soak the jamuns  in the syrup till they absorp all the syrup.Serve with  drizzle of honey on top.

A must note  about the taste- it is so addicting and your kids will ask for more  and more. You wouldn’t believe I made three batches since Diwali, and still my girl asks me to make it again.

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24 thoughts on “Kala Jamun”

  1. Priya S&S says:

    Those jamuns looks delicious Lakshmiammal !
    What brand of pancake mix do you suggest ?

    BTW today I made ur inji poondu kuzhambu. Its the best poondu kuzhambu I have ever tasted, the ingredients you have used for the spice powder adds a whole lot of flavor to the kuzhambu. I wish I had vadagam 🙁 love ’em for these kinda curries and sambars.

  2. Lakshmi says:

    Delicious jamuns and a great way to photograph them. I have a lot of pancake mix in my pantry. This is my next venture in the kitchen.

  3. Priya says:

    Hi Lakshmi,
    The jamuns look delicious, wish I could pop one into my mouth rite away !! No wonder your daughter has requested it yet again 🙂

  4. MenuToday says:

    Hi Lakshmi Ammal,
    Your Jamun looks fantastic!!!! I always prepare with ready made mix.Thanks for sharing.

  5. krithika says:

    Those jamuns look delicous ! Lovely presentation !

  6. lakshmi says:

    they look so delicious, by the way, which brand of pancake mix can you tell.

  7. Revathi says:

    Wow Lakshmi –
    Yes friends do really make a difference. Jamun looks soft. Ur poondu kozhambu consistency is exactly as my mother and grandmother does it !!
    I too love it with curd rice !!!

  8. lakshmiammal says:

    Hi Priya , Revathi,
    Thanks a lot for trying the poondu kuzhambhu.

    BTW, I used Aunt Maple’s pancake mix bought from ALDI. Thank you all my friends for penning your thoughts.

  9. Asha says:

    Beautiful thoughts and recipe, Lakshmi!
    Thank you for all your recipes and may we be friends forever on this Thankgiving!

  10. Meeta says:

    WOW! Lovely Jamuns – and they are made with normal pancake mix?!! That means I can even have a go at them.

    THANK YOU for the recipe and for taking part with this lovely recipe.

  11. Puspha says:

    Lovely jamuns. I just love them.

  12. Vaishali says:

    I haven’t even read the recipe yet, Lakshmi. I just had to rush to comment on your beautiful photograph. It looks straight out of an expensive, glossy cookbook. Great work!

  13. Viji says:

    Hi Lakshmi, It looks very nice. Sure I will give a try.

  14. Mythili says:

    My first time here. Your jamuns look sooo delicious. Didn’t know one could make them out of pancake mix. Great presentation too.


  15. Nalini says:

    I l–ove kala jamuns and yours looks so— yummy!

  16. Priya says:

    Hi Lakshmi,
    I need a favor from you, could you email me your email address !! There is a recipe exchange program making the rounds and I would want to invite you to it. Thank you

  17. sandeepa says:

    great jamuns, what pancake mix did you use ?
    First visit to your blog and it’s beautiful

  18. lakshmiammal says:

    Thank you all my friends, I feel good being in the food blogging community that have gained me so many friends. This weekend, I made it again for my friend’s bridal party and the bride now wants the recipe to make it for her husband to be.:-)

  19. Trupti says:

    What a great and easy recipe! I always have pancake mix on hand, will definitely make these!


  20. Rag says:

    How much water??

  21. lakshmiammal says:

    The water that is enough to make the dough like that chappathi dough. Add little by little if yo are doing it for the first time.

  22. Charanya says:

    Mine turned out to be too soft. I did exactly half of all the ingredients. Any idea what might have went wrong?

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