Black jamun is known as Black berry, Jamoon, Naaval pazham, Naga pazham and so on. In Tamil it is known as Naval Pazham. The seed is also used in various alternative healing systems like Ayurveda (to control diabetes), Unani and Chinese medicine. Dried extract of the seeds reduces the blood sugar and glucosuria.
According to Hindu tradition, Rama existed on the fruit in the forest for 14 years during his exile from Ayodhya. Because of this, many Hindus called black jamun as a ‘fruit of the gods,’ especially in Gujarat, India. Lord Krishna has been described as having skin in the color of Black jamun. Black jamun is a good anti oxidant also.
When I tried this recipe for the first time, It came out very well and the taste was very good. Colour of the recipe was appealing. It is a diabetic recipe too.
- Black jamun – 25
- Milk – 1 ¼ cup
- Cornflour – 1 tblsp
- Sugar – 2 tblsp
Mix corn flour in ¼ cup of milk without lumps and keep aside. Boil the remaining 1 cup of milk with sugar. Add the corn flour – milk mixture in the boiling milk and cook on a slow flame till it coats the back of a spoon, While stirring continuously. Keep aside to cool completely. Deseed the black jamun and grind it in a mixie smoothly. Add black jamun pulp in the milk- corn flour mixture (if you want to add sugar substitute instead of sugar, you can add in this stage) and blend it well in the mixie. Pour this mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze for about 3 to 4 hours. After 4 hours blend the mixture again in the mixie and pour back into the same container. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours or till the ice cream is set. Serve chilled.
For diabetic recipe you can add low fat milk and sugar substitute for milk and sugar.
Adjust sugar according to your taste.