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Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 jamuns


To make gulab jamun

  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp curd 1 large pinch Baking soda Ghee
  • 1 tsp pistachios

For sugar syrup

  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 4 pods green cardamom 1 tsp rose water


For sugar syrup

  1. Mix together water, sugar and crushed cardamoms in a pot.
  2. Boil the syrup until it turns slightly sticky.
  3. Turn off the stove before it goes to a 1 string consistency.
  4. If it reaches a 1 string consistency, then add 2 tbsp of water and mix.
  5. Add rose water and mix. Set aside to keep it hot.
  6. Making gulab jamun balls
  7. Fluff up the flour in the jar with a fork and then measure correctly.
  8. Mix together flour, milk powder and soda in a bowl. Either sieve it or mix uniformly.
  9. Add ghee to it. Mix well.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice or yogurt and 2 tbsp milk.
  11. Pour 1.5 tbsp of this to the flour mixture.
  12. Begin to bring the flour together to make a dough.
  13. If the dough is too dry, add little more milk & curd. Do not add a lot. Use only as needed.
  14. The dough turns sticky. Grease your fingers and make a ball.
  15. The dough must not be soggy. It must hold the shape well.
  16. 1Divide to 14 to 18 equal sized portions. Grease your hands and roll to smooth balls.
  17. 1They must be smooth without any cracks or lines otherwise you will find many cracks on the gulab jamuns. Keep them covered.

For gulab jamun

  1. Heat up the pan with ghee or oil on a medium heat.
  2. Also check if the syrup is hot. If it is not hot, heat it up a bit. It must be hot and not very hot.
  3. To check the right temp, you can drop a small piece of dough in the oil.
  4. It must rise slowly without changing its color.
  5. If it rises rapidly then you will need to cool the oil a bit before frying.
  6. When the ghee is just medium hot, add the balls.
  7. Make sure the oil is not very hot else the gulab jamuns will brown without cooking well.
  8. Fry the balls on a medium flame until golden. Keep stirring gently to fry them uniformly.
  9. Add them to the hot syrup. Allow them to rest for 3 hours and serve.
  10. Garnish gulab jamun with chopped pistachios.

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