“Is my tongue blue yet!???” 😂😂LOL! I don’t know how many times I must’ve asked my Mom this question as a kid while chomping on some ‘jamun’ or Indian Java Plums! She’d smile indulgently and say..”Quite blue!!…eat any more and it will stay blue forever!”
Summers…school vacations…idle afternoons…what’s a kid to do?! “Chew on your Mom’s brains”….would be my Mom’s sarcastic remark😘 Hehe!
I absolutely love jamuns…their tangy, sweet and mildly sour flavour is something I wait for every summer…and these gorgeous, plump beauties make an appearance for a really short duration almost at the end of a typical Indian summer.
I particularly enjoyed the overripe ones…dressed with some salt and roasted cumin powder & shaken in a vessel until most of the plums would bruise and become really juicy! Wow…I am salivating as I type🤓.. They’d taste out of the world…earthy and fresh.
This Jamun Panna is very similar to that taste and takes me back to those long summer afternoons…and my Mom’s smile as I I’d ask her for the zillion th time…”Ma, is my tongue blue yet!!?”
Let’s see how…
Wash the jamun well. Add water in the saucepan along with the jamun and sugar. Keep them to boil over medium heat until all the jamun turn very soft and mushy. The flesh should be falling apart from the seed within the fruit.
Next, cool this concoction completely at room temperature. Place it in the refrigerator once cooled for at least 1-2 hours to let it macerate well.
Once it’s cooled in refrigerator, mash the fruit and the syrup through a sieve over a large mixing bowl.
Add the cumin pwd, salt & lemon juice to this sieved juice. Mix well. Add ice cubes and serve.
This is one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve had all summer!
Refreshing cooler made with Indian Java Plums or commonly known as Jamun Ka Panna.
- 250 gms Jamun/ Indian Java Plum (I used the larger, plump variety)
- 5-6 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
- 2 +1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
- Wash the jamun well.
- Add water in the saucepan along with the jamun and sugar.
- Keep them to boil over medium heat until all the jamun turn very soft and mushy.
- The flesh should be falling apart from the seed within the fruit.
- Next, cool this concoction completely at room temperature.
- Place it in the refrigerator once cooled for at least 1-2 hours to let it macerate well.
- Once it's cooled in refrigerator, mash the fruit and the syrup through a sieve over a large mixing bowl.
- Add the cumin powder, salt & lemon juice to this sieved juice.
- Mix well. Add ice cubes and serve.
Adapted from Instructables.
Jamun meri jaan 😃 lovely this is..
We are not able to get those kind of plums, here in Iowa. Can we use another kind of plum instead?
Hi Frank, thank you for stopping by here! Much appreciate.
Java Plums are generally native to India and the the countries around here. In the USA, you could find the frozen pulp on Indian Grocery stores if you have any around you. Else, don’t worry….incorporate the same recipe using any other sweet berry that’s easily available around this season. I am sure you like the tangy drink!
Thanks Pushpita 😊😊
What a wonderful way to enjoy Jamun! Will try it soon.
Thanks so much Aruna!! You’re going to love this😊😊
Interesting recipe….. I will try this one for sure
thank you! please do try and let us know how it goes 🙂
Never able to get these jamuns here..but would love to try when possible…looks awesome and sure would taste refreshing
Thanks a lot Lathiya 🙂 🙂 this is really refreshing! Do try one
Shreya ai am in love with this drink of your 😍😍
It looks so refreshing, will try hunting for some jamun here in Qatar.
Yayyy!! Thank you Afroz 🙂 I hope you find some soon!
I have always enjoyed Aam pannah, but this jamun pannah recipe sounds so tempting have to try it soon , lovely colour and looks so attractive.
Thanks Soma, you’ll love this 🙂
Love the color. Looks refreshing and perfect for summer.
Thank you Aanchal 🙂 So happy to hear from you.
This is perfect for San Diego weather. Love this kind of cooler. But I have to find jamun fruit.
I hear you Uma, it’s a bit difficult to find these native Indian Jamun everywhere. Try to look for the frozen pulp out there. I’ve heard one can find that in the Indian stores 🙂 Thanks a bunch!
Looks so refreshing dear. I’hv never tried this jamun panna before. I ll give this a try. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thanks Dhwani, it’s my pleasure! Yup, you can try this. It tastes amazing!
I clearly remember that game, is my tongue blue yet? refreshing drink!
Hehe! Yes, my Mom too keeps remembering those games 🙂 Thanks a lot 🙂
I miss jamun so much… This looks absolutely delicious!
Aww…hugs! I hope you find some soon, nothing like enjoying some fresh Jamun 🙂 Thanks a ton babe.