January 17, 2017

Vazhakai Jamun / Raw Banana Jamun

Bored of preparing curries or stir fries using Raw Banana / Vazhakai ? Then, try these yummy jamuns prepared using raw banana which is also called vazhakai in Tamil.

Vazhakai Jamun is a yummy twist to our popular sweet dish Gulab jamun. The raw banana is boiled and mashed without any lumps is mixed up with maida, rava milk powder etc to get a soft dough. The dough is further prepared into small balls, deep fried into batches and soaked in a sugar syrup to get a delicious sweet. This is one of the perfect way to make our kids to eat veggie.

Ingredients :

1 Raw Banana / Vazhakai
1/2 Cup Milk Powder 
4 Tbsp Maida 
1 Tbsp Rava 
1/2 Tsp Ghee 
Oil for Frying 

For Syrup :

1 Cup Sugar 
1 Cup Water 
3 Elachi Crushed 

Method :

For Sugar Syrup :

Add sugar and water in a thick bottomed pan and bring it to boil.

Then add crushed elachi and simmer the flame for 5 mins.

Once done, remove from the flame and keep aside.

For Jamun :

Pressure cook the raw banana and mash it completely without any lumps.

Add milk powder to the mashed banana followed by maida, rava and ghee.

Mix and knead well to get a soft dough. Keep aside.

Grease both the palms with ghee and make small balls out of the prepared dough.

Deep fry them in batches in a low flame.

Drop the fried jamuns in a sugar syrup and keep aside to get soaked.

Serve hot or cold.

Serving Options :

Serve hot or cold with Ice-cream.


  1. Love the twist with raw bananas... awesome!

  2. Such an innovative recipe.. never could imagine making jamuns with raw banana