DRINKS/BEVERAGES

INDIAN BLACK PLUM MOCKTAIL/JAMUN MOCKTAIL/KALAKHATTA MOCKTAIL

editing1_712x600Kalakhatta was introduced to me when I first had gola. Gola is the desi or Indian version of what we call slush in english i.e, flavoured crushed ice which is very popular in India specially in Mumbai. I  always had kala khatta flavored gola (never even tried any other flavor) but I never bothered to know that what fruit flavor is it. I came to know recently one day that the kala khatta flavor came from jamun fruit which is a native Indian fruit. English name for jamun is not known by me, neither could I find it. I saw on google search, someone wrote black plum in a survey, that is why I wrote it on the picture, but trust me I do not know what is it called in english :D, I am happy calling it jamun or kala jamun.                                                                                                                                                                        When I visited the market yesterday I saw lots and lots of jamuns and could not stop myself from buying them. Now that I knew that the kalakhatta flavour originates from jamuns, I thought I should try out homemade kalakhatta mocktail and that is when I landed with this recipe. Gola is not very common in my hometown and its been long since I last had it in Mumbai. This recipe came out with the exact taste of kalakhatta flavor that I used to have in Mumbai, infact it was tastier so I recommend this recipe to all the kalakatta fans, I know it is many people’s favorite. This is also a healthier version because it is prepared out of fresh jamuns and not store bought syrup which have additives in them. Jamuns have many health benefits too, it has anti-diabetic properties, good for digestive system, prevents acne, blemishes, pimples, wrinkles and it is also good for blood as it has high amount of iron.

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HOMEMADE KALAKHATTA MOCKTAIL
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Jamun fruit - 2 cups
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder - ¼ tsp
  • Black salt - ½ tsp
  • Club soda - 1 cup
  • Table salt - to line the edge of the glass(optional).
Instructions
  1. Deseed the jamun fruits and keep aside.
  2. In a saucepan add water, sugar, jamuns and bring to a boil, let it cook until the jamuns soften completely.
  3. Let the mixture cool down completely and now refrigerate the mixture for about 2 to 3 hours so that the jamun flavor intensifies well in the mixture.
  4. Come back after 3 hours, blend the mixture well with the help of a hand blender or mixer and pass it through a fine sieve.
  5. Collect the remaining liquid, discard the solids.
  6. In the liquid, add black salt, lemon juice, black pepper powder and mix well.
  7. Pour out in glasses and serve chilled.
  8. Add ½ cup soda water in each glass before serving, enjoy the fizzy and yummy drink.

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