Jamun Jam is a preserve prepared using the Jamun fruit. My mother loves to make this as she says the Jamun fruit is best for Jelly as it has the right amount of Pectin. She knows exactly when to stop cooking so that after the syrup cools down it turn to jelly naturally.
Time Required: 30 Minutes
500 gms Jamun
Quantity of Sugar will be half the measurement of the weight of the Juice extracted
(For Example: If the juice extracted is weighed to be 400gms then the Sugar to be added will be 200gms)
½ tsp Citric Acid
Wash the Jamun and put them in a thick-bottomed pan. Add water just enough to drown them.
Add Citric Acid to it and let it boil for 15 minutes.
Let it cool. Squeeze the juice out of the fruits in the water and sieve it. The seeds and skins will separate. Now, add Sugar and again boil the juice on medium flame.
Stir continuously. The juice will slowly thicken into a jam consistency.
To check whether it has reached the right consistency, take some jam in the spatula and let the mixture run through the spatula. The jam has to stop dropping and remain attached to the spatula.
Remove Jamun Jam from heat and pour in in jars or bowls.
Let it set for 4 to 6 hours.
If you have used a bowl, you can do an upside down of the jelly on a serving tray.
You can slice and store in jars.
You can store in refrigerator for a very long time.
Hint: To check whether the juice has reached the right consistency, drop a drop of the mixture in cold water. If the drop sinks to the bottom as a single blob it signifies that the jam is ready.
Recipe to prepare Jamun Jam…
Wash the Jamun and put them in a thick-bottomed pan. Add water just enough to drown them. Add Citric Acid to it and let it boil for 15 minutes. Let it cool. Squeeze the juice out of the fruits in the water and sieve it….
is there no need to take in to considerations of FPO specifications for jam?
wht are these specifications?
I don’t need FPO specifications to prepare Jam at home. For more information refer to the following link – http://www.allindiatradeservices.com/fpo-certification.htm
thx Shantha.Sounds great! i am a diebetic- can the sugar b replaced by sugarfree natural or Gud. Can the jam be preserved with these options?
Yes, you can replace Sugar with Sugar free or Gud. Please store in the refrigerator or freezer if you have not added any preservatives.
Hope this helps,
u didnt mention the addition of sugar in methodoogy. is there any jam without sugar?
Thanks for pointing the typo. I have edited the post.
Yes, there are jams called as preserves available without sugar. Recently I bought a sugarless mulberry jam in Namdhari’s.
Thanks for the recipe. PLease inform whether does it need any presertative or Liquid Glocose tobe added. If yes specify the quantity and the name of the preservative Pl.
There is no need to add Liquid Glucose to prepare this. Citric acid works like a preservative. I am not sure of any other preservatives that can be used.
I have made the jam as per the recipe but it became rubber like and also became very hard like stone after cooling. Where did I made mistake . Please guide.
It is very important to take the mixture off the heat at the right time to get the perfect consistency. Please read the hint and hope it turns out better the next time.
is it possible to preserve the jam without adding sugar in it?
is it possible to store the jam without adding sugar
You will have to add preservatives for the jam to last longer.
Thanks for visiting.No, I have not tried without adding sugar.Regards
Hi Shanta, excellent post
Greetings from Maracaibo, Venezuela
We have few Jambul plants in the city, looking in the outsides, here is the time to harvest the fruit, I hope I could find enough to prepre some recipes I found in the web.
Thanks for the note. Enjoy the Jamun season.