Few things we can never ignore- Festivals and the fruits of India. One thing that we all love during the scorching summer months in India is the “Ice Gola” (Barf ka Gola), chuski or the “shave ice”. The colorful bottles of fruit syrups right next to a huge box of cold cold ice is a sight to behold when the summer sun is just about to dry you up into a twig.
Kala khatta is one of our favourite flavours of the ice-lollies. Here at Awaaz Nation we’ve tried to re-create the memories of those hot summers with this sharp, acidic dessert.
All you need is these natural ingredients to create your own ice gola with this simple recipe of jamuns and kala namak (black salt).
Preparation time – 10 Minutes
Difficulty – Easy
Ingredients for one glass of Kala Khatta:
- 10 jamuns / Indian blackberry
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp black salt/kala namak
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Pinch of ground pepper
Preparation: Remove the seeds from all the jamuns and grind the fruit to get a coarse paste. Strain the mixture by sifting it through a sieve. Add lemon juice, sugar, black salt and stir well.
You can either drink it after adding some sparkling or chilled water, or to sip it ‘gola style’.
Ingredients to make an ice stick:
- Ice block (freeze water in a cardboard container like a Tetra Pack)
- Ice cream stick
Preparation: Use a grater and grate the ice from the corner of the block. This will help to shave the ice faster. Plug the shaved ice to the stick and keep on adding more ice around the stick to make an ice stick. Now dip the ice stick in a glass of kala khatta paste. The ice soaks the juice and it’s ready to slurp!
Blackberry or Jamun Popsicle with Black Salt – Kala Khatta
- 2 C Blackberries
- 1/4 C Sugar Syrup
- 1 tsp Black Salt Kala Namak
- 1 tsp lemon juice
1. Pulse the blackberries in a blender and add the sugar syrup. Add in the lemon juice.
2. Sprinkle the inside of the Popsicle molds with a dash of black salt
3. Fill them and freeze.
4. Just before eating, sprinkle a little more black salt and enjoy the bliss.
Beat the heat while indulging in this sweet and tangy icy affair.
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