No bake | Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse #dessert #inseason

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway”
Michael Pollan

Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} MousseJamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse … possibly the best way to bid adieu to this humble fruit. I had a bag tucked away in the fridge for long. Forgot about them, and life went on. Then we were at threesixtyone°, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, and along came the silkiest Jamun sorbet ever. It was so pretty too.

Jamun sorbetRuchira captured the very essence in her post here …  “We were served the amuse bouche next – a Jamun or Java plum sorbet which was so creamy that it felt like silk in the mouth. The tang from the plum along with the roasted cumin and rock salt was extremely light and refreshing.”

Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum}Jamuns danced in my head all day. There’s something about the fruit. It’s astringent, and somewhat edgy. You develop a flavour for it.  I knew there was to be something jamun made soon. I still remember a sublime jamun mousse we had enjoyed at Sangeeta’s place a year ago. That had white chocolate in it. I had none on hand so was a little unsure if my mousse would hold.

Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse It sure did. Beautifully. This mousse was quite delicious. I wasn’t sure how it would be received by the kids. They took to it quite happily. The daughter was in from uni for the Independence Day weekend. She was happy to be served dessert. It’s funny how she’s suddenly begun appreciating the little things in life!  Life teaches you. A lot.

Jamun {Wild Indian Java Plum} Mousse There was a time when we used to forage for jamuns, climb trees, graze knees to shake the branches. Greedily picking jamuns off the ground and stuffing them into our mouths feels nostalgic now. They tasted sweeter, left our fingers and clothes purple. The stains never came off. Those memories will never either. There are few jamun trees left to forage now. Thankfully sales in the bazaar have increased since the wild Indian java plum has become commercially viable.

Don’t miss a post
Also find me on The Rabid Baker, The Times of India

The following two tabs change content below.
About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  • 1 year ago

    Yum. I want some now. Could not make any this season :-(

  • 1 year ago

    I love this recipe!! Im surely going to try this next time I lay my hands on jamuns :)

  • 1 year ago

    I love the Natural’s jamun icecream and can imagine the deliciousness of this mousse.

  • 1 year ago

    I’d love to taste this mousse. I’ve never heard of Jamun before and being a big fan of plums, I am intrigued…



  • 1 year ago

    Just lovely plums Deeba and nice dessert of course, I hope for the season plums ! I love them!!

  • 1 year ago

    Loved the recipe. Using jamuns in cooking is new to me, but this recipe is so inspiring. I’ll surely try this at home.
    awesome photography :)

  • 1 year ago

    How gorgeous the dessert looks. Love the use of kala jamun :-)


  • 1 year ago

    This looks great !!

  • 1 year ago

    This recipe looks amazing. I’m definitely going to have to try it.

  • 1 year ago

    Really interesting recipe, jamun fruits are very delicious fruit and also reduce sugar level for diabetics people…
    Let it try in my home, thanks for your sharing…


  • 1 year ago

    Those Jamun flavors are wonderful. Well done.

Leave A Comment

CommentLuv badge

Related Posts

%d bloggers like this: