It has been my seasonal recipe for several years but now I am sharing it so that can also make this magical jam at home.
It is a jam but I use it for milk shakes, curd smoothies, cake fillings and apple fried pies too.
It needs only one hour to make and damn easy too. This year I had no plans to make it but my kids started missing it a lot. Starwberries are pretty cheap now a days so finally I end up in making this nutty jam again. I made it because it tastes great with Marie biscuits cake too.
But best use of it is for my both kids who start very early for their school so I mix this jam with milk or curd smoothies because it contains almonds and cashews too. So they reach school with a healthy n energetic breakfast sort of thing.
8-10 Cups of washed,cleaned and chopped in to halves strawberries
4 Big bananas over riped
1 Vanilla bean broken into small pcs
3 Cups of powdered almonds and cashews
1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
4-6 Cups of sugar (depends how sweet you want to make it)
1- Take a heavy bottom pan and line it with half qty of the sugar and lemon juice
2- Put chopped fruits over this sugar n lemon juice layer and sprinkle rest of the sugar with lemon juice over it.
3- Start stirring it after bubbles are foaming up.
4- After 10 minutes if mixing and stirring add powdered nuts.
5- Mix very well with a whisk and keep storring every 5 minutes till a drop of jamsets straight like same shape drop in a glass of water.
6- When the qty of total ingredients reduces to half jam is done.
7- When jam starts leaving the pan wall, it is done.
8- You can mix spoon full of it to make pineapple raita more delicious.
9- You can use it more longer if refrigerated.
10- You can mix it in fried well suji(semolina) for making strawberry halva.
11- While making milk peda or barfi adding this mic will give great outcome.
12- It is a real multi purpose jam indeed.
Pls try it as real vanilla bean and banana gives this jam a mind blowing flavor.
Jam making process in pics!