Jamun or black plum is popularly known as java plum . This is a seasonal nutritious fruit found in India in between the month of July and September. The fruit is of significant importance in Hindu mythology. That’s why in India, Jamun is referred to as the ‘Fruit of God’. According to hindu mythology during his 14-year exile from Ayodhya, Lord Rama is believed to have eaten several berries and plums including jamun.
Jamun is a delicious tropical plum-like fruit rich in vitamins and minerals. Jamun is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids essential for a healthy body and mind. The best way to enjoy jamun is to eat raw by sprinkling black salt and chili flakes.
Jamun has a unique colour and taste, also considered as a tasty fruit among all the berries. This ripe fruit has a sweet and tangy explosion of flavor and tastes heavenly that can not be described in words. Lets enjoy the extra ordinary food in the form of a refreshing cooler. The original recipe belong to Suchi Dutta, who shared this recipe in popular food group during an event. She named it Crimson haze, I am changing only the name, keeping the recipe same. I am sure the non berry lovers couldn’t deny to have it.
Yield – 2 glasses
- Black plum/ jamun – 1 cup (pitted)
- Water – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – 2 tbsp
- Chilled 7up- 1 cup
- Chilled sparkling water – 1 cup
- Black salt – to taste
METHOD OF PREPARATION ::
Combine jamun, water and sugar in a sauce pan.
Transfer it to fire and start cooking it in low flame by stirring continuously.
When plum became mussy and releases all their juice, switch off the flame.
Cool it and blend it into a smooth semi thick liquid consistency.
Pass the liquid through a sieve to strain it.
Again heat up the liquid and cook till it reduces to half and becomes a thick concentrate. Cool it down.
Add black salt and give a nice mix.
In a serving glass add tbsp of jamun concentrate and with the help of the back of the spoon slowly add the 7up followed by sparkling water. (fill half of the glass with 7up then add sparkling water). Its ready to serve.