Gulab Jamun Recipe
Gulab jamun is a classic Indian sweet made of milk powder or khoya (milk solids), sugar, flavorings like rose water, cardamom powder, saffron. These are deep fried balls dunked in sugar syrup and served warm or chilled.In this post I am sharing with you not one but two traditional ways to make gulab jamun at home with complete step by step photo guide for easy following.
Servings: 12 servings
For sugar syrup
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cardamom pods or 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- few saffron strands
- 1 teaspoon rose water
For Milk Powder Gulab Jamun Dough
- 1 cup milk powder
- 1/4 cup plain flour (Maida)
- 2 tablespoons curd
- 2 teaspoons ghee
- 2 tablespoons milk more or less as required
- A big pinch baking soda
- ghee or oil for frying
Make Gulab Jamun Dough
Combine 1 cup milk powder, 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons ghee, 2 tablespoons curd and big pinch of baking soda in a mixing bowl.
Mix well first. Add milk little by little and form a smooth dough. Do not knead the dough. Set aside for 15 minutes.
Bring out the prepared dough and make 20 small balls out of it. Do not roll them very hard or tight.
Heat oil or ghee for deep frying. The ghee or oil should not be smoking hot. Just hot. Slide the prepared jamun balls gently and deep fry until golden brown.
Deep fry in low flame so that the gulab jamun gets cooked well inside. They should turn dark golden brown in color. Drain the jamuns and rest for 30 seconds in a plate.
Dunk the fried jamuns in warm sugar syrup and rest for 2 hours before serving.
Serving: 12servings | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg