Kalo Jam

    This is a very popular Bangladeshi sweet. Kalo Jam is bought or cooked when there is some kind of special news, such as that of a wedding, engagement, job offer or great results. It is quite simple to make and is delicious by itself.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
    • 1 cup of powdered milk
    • 2 tablespoons of ghee
    • 1 egg, beaten well
    • 2 cups of water
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 1 cup of mawa


    1. Add flour, powdered milk, ghee, baking powder and egg in a mixing bowl. Mix well and make oval shaped circular shaped “kalo jam” in your palm. Set aside.
    2. In a cooking pot, heat water and sugar to make a thick sugar syrup. Pour this syrup on a bowl.
    3. Heat a deep frying pan with oil and fry the kalo jam a few at a time until they turn brown.
    4. Soak the fried “kalo jam” overnight in the sugar syrup.
    5. Sprinkle the mawa all over. Serve!

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