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Jujuips – Jelly Candy

03 May

Jujuips is a very colorful and popular candy in India. Almost all children know it and their favourite too. I remember in my school days,  my brother and I used to buy it in near by shop and enjoy it. It is also called Javvu Mittai. This is also my best half’s favorite. And my daughter simply loves it. This a soft and juicy jelly when made at home. But the shop bought ones are little harder.

Ingredients:

  1. Gelatin – 30 gms granulated
  2. Sugar – 2 cups
  3. Sugar – 1/2 cup granules for rolling
  4. Water – 2 cups
  5. Food color – Red, yellow ,orange
  6. Flavor – strawberry , mango and pineapple

Method:

1. Mix half cup of water and gelatin in a bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes. (After 15 min you can see the gelatin has absorbed all the water and increased volume).

2. In a pan add sugar and 1 and half cups of water and let it boil approximately for 10 to 15 minutes. Check  sugar sirup for sticking consistency. Take a drop of sirup  in index finger and press with  the thumb. Do it couple of times.

3. Melt the gelatin in a medium flame for couple of minutes. Now add this to the sugar sirup and let it cook for approx 5 minutes.

4. Add food color and flavour and mix it up.

5.Now take a spoon of this and try to drop in the same vessel just to check the thickness of the jelly. If it falls down slowly like little chunks  then stop the heat.

6. Take a tray and slighty wet it with few drops of water. Pour the jelly sirup in this tray and refridgerate  it for 3 hours. If you have little moulds  you can pour it and refridgerate  it.

7. Take the tray out from the fridge and cut it in to small pieces and coat it with sugar by rolling on plate with sugar. (This jelly will be very sticky, but once it is coated with sugar it is not).

Tip:

1. To be attractive, check out in shops for some moulds with different shapes where you can set the jelly.

2. Make a double or triple colored candy ,by first  pouring a single colored jelly sirup and let it set in the fridge for atleast an hour and half and then second color and so on.

3. Never keep the jelly inside freezer for setting. It becomes very hard.

 
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  1. tasteofbeirut

    May 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    How fun with all the bright colors and flavors! I love to play with candy like this and jellies. Great recipe!

     
  2. Sushma Mallya

    May 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I used to have this when i was a kid, still love to have all the colourful jelly….looks too good sri

     
  3. SathyaSridhar

    May 4, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Jujuips came out perfect n soo colourful candies well illustrated recipe with nice picture…. Me n Sridhar like this jelly babies very much our faav candy..

     
  4. Manju Rajender

    May 4, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Oh my God!! they look soooo yummy and tempting…u and ur sis rock 🙂

     
  5. Vinolia

    May 4, 2010 at 6:20 am

    hey, that’s a nice recipe!! you made it at home!!!! I used to love these juijups back in India and love eating them even now 🙂
    they’ve come out great !!! thanks for the recipe!!!

     
  6. uma

    May 4, 2010 at 6:24 am

    jujups look perfect.. the 2 coloured ones look awesome..

     
  7. Priya

    May 7, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Makes me nostalgic, my fav..i do the same way too..buts its quite a long i have prepared at home coz i wont stop munching them..

     
  8. LATHA

    May 9, 2010 at 3:18 am

    jujups looks tempting.my fav.. candy. manoj likes it very much. in my earlier age i eat this often.thank’s for this recipe.

     
  9. Andrea

    December 6, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I was desperately looking for jujups recipe, thanks for this one. I have one question though. I had made jujups once before (not this recipe). But the rolled sugar kept on melting. Any ideas why?. Also best way to store it.
    Thank you.