Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jujubs (Kid's delight)

I couldn't wait any longer to make this sweet. I saw it in Asha's tasty challenge yesterday. Followed her recipe as such and got beautiful jujubs. This sweet brings back lot of school memories. Had seen this in Lakshmi Nair's magic oven sometime back but then didn't write down the recipe. The same laziness poked up then. I had all the ingredients mentioned in her recipe, so didn't have to wait longer :).

 You need
  • Gelatin - 3 tbsp
  • Water - 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup (coarsely ground)
  • Salt - a dash
  • Lemon juice - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Liquid glucose/light corn syrup - 1tsp (I used liquid glucose)
  • Food colors Red, Yellow, Green - each 2 drops
  • Food essence Orange, Pineapple, Lemon - each 2-3 drops

  • Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup of ice cold water for 15 minutes
  • Boil remaining water and add sugar and salt. Stir well.
  • Mix and melt the soaked gelatin in this boiling syrup and stir continuously on low flame for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes add 1 tsp liquid glucose and stir for another 1 and 1/2 minute.
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice and mix well. 
  • Divide the syrup into three portions if you want three different colours and flavours. 
  • To each portion add the desired colour and flavour. Mix well.
  • You need 3 different rectangular or square trays or vessels to set 3 flavours. (See Notes)
  • Spread some drops of oil-water mix to the tray (This helps to remove jujubs easily from tray). 
  • Pour each flavoured portion into each tray and let it set for 10-12 hrs. I kept overnight. 
  • In a plate take generous amount of sugar
  • Once the jellies have set, sprinkle some coarsely ground sugar on top of each set flavour (otherwise it'll be sticky and will cling to your knife). Cut into desired shape and roll in sugar. 

  • The smaller the tray the thicker the jujubs. (I didn't have smaller trays, so mine are thin jujubs :)
  • I used red colour for orange essence, yellow for pineapple essence and green for lemon. Loved the pineapple flavour best. 

And a big thanks to Asha for writing this recipe down and sharing it in her blog space


  1. They look so beautiful, perfectly done Reshmi..

  2. reminds me childhood....very colorfull..

  3. Thanks a lot.... I didn't expect this in less than a day.... Your Jujips look beautiful...

  4. wow. lovely. kids will definitely love this

  5. awesome!!!!!theseare sooo beautiful....i was thrilled as i read the ingrds..till i reached liquid glucose:(..this i do not have..and i'll have to wait till i get to a big city..sniff!

  6. Oh my gosh, Reshmi, my hubby loves jujubes, and yours look so true to the original! I love the bright colors. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. They look so colourful and cute.. my cousin also used to make them but I never saw her making them..Thanks for the recipe.

  8. luks yum n dis 1 like festival 4 kids.

  9. Awesome!!so cute,colouful and delicious..bookmarked..

  10. colorful and pretty they look, though are jujubs similar to jelly? I'm not really sure as I havent eaten any. :-)

  11. Omg drooollg drooolling.perfectly done and colorfull

  12. This looks awesome!

  13. So colourful!! I am sure kids would love this candy!

  14. Looks so colorful and kids love this and so do we:)

  15. colourful will love it..
    happy to follow u....

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  16. colorful and attractive jujubs................

  17. These aren't only a kids delight, I would eat all of those up in a second ;)

  18. I love these.. used to be my favs when I was little. don't have a lot of ingredients.. hmmm.. have to make it

  19. Wow..these are so attractive and yummy!


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