Nostalgia bhi! Fun bhi!
If we had a time machine, we'd probably revisit summers when we were kids. Why? Because of Kala Khatta gola. Just the name evokes waves of nostalgia, doesn't it? If you grew up in the 80s and early 90s and if you were anything like us, chuskis and golas were your dreams, whose mention gave you goosebumps.
Indian summers and Kala Khatta go hand-in-hand. Did you wait for the gola-wala bhaiya to ring his chime as he crossed your grandmother’s lane? Or like us, did you beg your parents to take you to chowpatty so you could get your hand on these beauties? We would greedily savor shaved ice golas doused with a dark, sticky, masala-fied syrup often requesting the gola-wala bhaiya for more. These followed contented rides back home when we would compare our purple tongues, the proud souvenirs of the late night treats.
But as we grew older, we became more aware. We worry whether the gola wala bhaiya washed his hands, or is the ice from RO demineralised water or we cringe at the obviously synthetic coloring he has put in the syrup. Your mother’s warnings ring in your ears. You worry about typhoid and bacteria playing havoc in your gut. Of course, the tempting Kala Khatta gola follows embargo norms in every household, and rightfully so.
Well, thankfully not anymore. Cool Story’s Jamun Kala Khatta is something every mum would approve of. There’s no artificial flavoring, no added colour, no harmful preservatives because it is crafted with all natural ingredients.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the magic you can create with Cool Story Jamun Kala Khatta cubes!
Kala Khatta Cocktail
50 ml Water
50 ml Vodka
Here’s an desi cocktail that is a party favourite!
Drop all the cubes in the blender with water and vodka. Blend till the cubes are churned and pour into your favourite glass. Add a sprig of mint as garnish and savour.
Jamun Kala Khatta Pani Puri Water
Pani Puri Masala
100 ml water
Our twist on the street food favorite - Puchka / Gol Gappa / Pani Puri :)
Add some tamarind to 100 ml of hot water and set it aside for 15 mins. Mix Pani Puri Masala or Jaljeera masala to the tamarind water. Now, add this water and the Cool Story Jamun Kala Khatta cubes to a blender and blend for roughly 30 seconds. Next, add some fresh mint leaves and blend again. Pour and add some boondi to garnish. Enjoy!
Pro Tip: To try the adult version of the beloved snack, just switch the 100ml water with 50ml vodka and 50ml water.
Homemade Kala Khatta Gola
A shot glass
You can make your favorite gola at home now! Simply churn the cubes with 50 ml of water. Now, stuff the blended cubes in a glass and place a stick/spoon/fork in the middle of the glass. Make sure you pack as much as possible for it to maintain its consistency. Now pop it back in the freezer for a bit and devour when you want to :)
There you have it! Go and have fun! Relive your childhood and make new memories. :)