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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kalojam(কালজাম)


Ingredients:

10-12 sweets can be made with this recipe.
For sweet:
  1. Milk powder – 1 cup
  2. Flour – 1 ½ Tbs
  3. Clarified butter/Ghee -1 Tbs
  4. Semolina/Shuji -1 Tbs
  5. Baking powder -1/2 ts
  6. Warm milk – ½ cup
  7. Oil - for deep fry
For Syrup:
  1. Sugar – 2 cups
  2. Water -4 cups
  3. Lemon juice – 1/2 ts
  4. Cardamom- 2 pieces
The amount of Syrup may vary with the 
size of pan.We should take such amount 
of syrup so thatall sweet can deep into it.

Procedure:

1. Take shuji in a small bowl and soak it into water for 4-5 minutes.
2. In the mean time make sugar syrup by adding water, sugar in a big pan (the pan have to be big enough to hold all the sweets in a single layer and the depth of the syrup should be deep enough such that all the sweets can deep fully in it) and bring it to a boil. Once the syrup starts to boil add the lemon juice and turn the heat to the lowest setting of the burner.
3. Take the milk powder in a bowl and add ghee. Then mix it well so that ghee can be incorporated into the dry milk.
4. Add flour and baking powder and mix it.
5. Now drain the water from shuji. Add the wet shuji in the dry mix in a little amount at a time and mix it well.
6. Take some dry mix at one side of bowl, spread some warm milk in it and make your sweet in your desired shape. Following this step, make your sweet one at a time. Do not add too much milk. Only add that amount of milk so that you can able to make your sweet smooth. Make all the sweets in the same process.
7. Take the oil in a frying pan and heat it well in a medium heat. To test the heat of oil, drops a small piece of sweet in the oil. If oil is ready then the sweet will sit in the bottom of the pan for few seconds and then it will come up the top of the oil.
8. Now carefully add 3-4 sweets into the oil and slowly rotate them with a wooden spoon to fry the sweets evenly all over the surface (remember not to hurry during frying the sweets otherwise the inside of the sweets will remain undone which will give a hard pit like thing).

9. When the sweets will turn to a deep brown color, take them out from the oil and drop them directly into the syrup which is still simmering in low heat and cover them.


10. After adding all sweets into syrup, wait 2- 3 minutes and then turn off the heat and allow the sweet to soak in the syrup over night (10-12 hours).
12. Then take out the sweets from the syrup.
13. Cover the surface with maowa and serve them. This recipe is for 10-12 sweets.

12 comments:

  1. milk powder,can we use non fat skim or it has to be full cream milk powder?

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  2. If it is in powder form then you can use it

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  3. Hi, Jahan,
    I'm Monali from India. I'm very fond of Bangladeshi foods.
    I loved your website. Thanks for promoting Bangladeshi foods. I'm looking for "Chomchom" recipe; do you have any plan to post "Chomchom" recipe? If possible post "Chomchom" recipe with vdo that will be very helpful for me.

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  4. Thank you,Monali.
    Yes, we have 'Chochom'recipe. We will try to upload it soon.
    thanks again for your appreciation.

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  5. Hello Jahan,

    Thank you very much for such an easy recipe! I made it once and it turned out great, but only problem was it was very hard when I took kalojam out from syrup..........do you have any suggestion please?

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  6. Hi,
    Thank you for your comment.
    sometimes this problem may occur if it is fried in hurry. So pls try to fry your kalojam in a lower medium heat slowly.
    Thanks again.

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  7. MILLION thanks for providing our very own delicious recipe.
    You're doing a very good job, I must say. Do you plan to put some videos for the recipes?
    Take care.

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  8. you may want to check out this post that seems to be using the same picture as you...

    http://prothom-aloblog.com/posts/35/176894

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  9. Hi,
    Thank you for informing us. We feel very sorry when someone just copied something from us without mentioning the name of the source.....:( But what can we do..!!!! It is the nature of some people.!!! We have also noticed this kind of thing in the Facebook...:(
    But we can assure you that the pictures (except the pictures used for the Kitchen Dictionary), videos which we are using in our blog are all taken and edited by us. We never give any recipe without testing it and do not take others picture.

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  10. I am a computer junkie ! So how come I never came across your blog before? Thank you for these awesome recipes !Love it !

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  11. plz can u tell me what kond of milk powder u have used ??

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  12. Hi,
    I'm Disha. I like your website very much.I was successfully made the "kalojam"recipe.It was so tasty to eat. Thanks for promoting such special,easy & tasty foods. I'm looking for "Yogurt" recipe.Do you have any plan to post this recipe? If possible then please post this recipe.
    Thanks again.....

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