Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun…. Oh my God! My mouth is already watering thinking of a hot gulab jamun with cold ice cream melting in my mouth.This is a classic sweet dish,dried milk dumplings,deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup makes a favorite subcontinent sweet.It is a perfect dessert for any occasion like wedding, birthday party, potluck or dinner.I used the Gulab jamun mix from the store.

Gulab Jamun Mix - 1 1/2 cup
Whipping cream - 4 tbs

For sugar syrup
Water – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 cups
Rose Essence – few drops, optional
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Saffron – few strands, optional
Oil – for deep frying

Make the syrup in a pan by adding Water, Sugar, Rose Syrup, Cardamom Powder and Saffron. Put the pot on the flame and bring to boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer.

In the Meanwhile, get the oil for deep-frying ready. Heat up the oil on low-to-medium heat.
For the dumplings,sieve the gulab jamun mix and add the whipping cream little by little. Slowly start mixing a make a dough.
Allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Make sure they are smooth and do not have any creases.Take each part and press in the palm and roll it into fine balls.
Drop the balls in the hot oil at medium flame and fry these balls until they turn golden brown color.Take them out into a paper towel.
Bring the syrup to another quick boil and drop in the dumplings.Turn off the flame and cover the Gulab Jamuns and let them soak in the syrup for an hour or more.


  1. sluuurp!!! looks awesome..wish I were there:P

  2. Looking forward to serve you n Vatsa Prabhu.. Please shift here matha...

  3. Awesome clicks... Lovely gulab jamun and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

  4. First time to ur blog n amaze to see ur recipe collections....Mouthwatering Jamuns...

  5. i have been thinking for so long to make these goodies, after seeing your pics i am tempted to make some..looks too good

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    Wow Gulab Jamun looks so inviting and yummy !!!

  7. Thanks Preety ,Southindianhome & SravsCulinary

  8. Am drooling over your clicks..Yum Yum!!


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