Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Home-made Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a popular Indian dessert served at festivals and major celebrations like marriages. I got this recipe from my very good friend Janaki who got it from one other common friend of us Nitai Prem. Janaki often says that "Nobody can go wrong with this recipe" and I ackwoledge her statement that its very very simple and easy to make it. We often make this for our spiritual gathering and I assure that "no one can eat just one".
gulab jamun
2 cups-  milk powder 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream

oil for deep frying

2 1/2 Cups sugar
4 cups water

few strands of saffron
cardamom powder 1/4 tsp (optional)

In a bowl mix the ingredients of gulab jamun and make it into a dough and leave it for an hour. Grease your hands with ghee and and make small balls out of the dough. Heat oil in a pan in high flame and then reduce it to medium flame and fry the balls in a medium flame until the balls become evenly brown. The balls doubles its size once dropped into the hot oil so give enough space for the balls to fry. In the meantime, dissolve the sugar in water and boil them. Keep stirring until it dissolves. Add cardamom powder and safforn strands. Allow the syrup to boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Drop the fried gulab jamuns in the syrup and let them rest for 15-20 minutes prior to serving. 

Note: Adding whipping cream makes the gulab jamuns soft. But be careful not to add too much as this might make the gulab jamun so soft that it might not be a firm ball.


  1. Gulab jamuns look so perfect. Different recipe. What milk powder do you use?

  2. Gulab jamun looks dleicious, I make home made too.

  3. @ Divya- I used Nesle milk powder..but my friend recomended Carnation milk powder.

  4. deliciously done i haven't used whipping cream before this looks good

  5. OMG looks so so soft and delicious...love this...

  6. Drooling here..luv gulab jamuns but always take the short route of mix. Bookmarked ur recipe..looks perfectly done

  7. Looks so nice..loved the recipe..simply yum!

  8. Lovely Jamuns, seeing your post after a long time. Glad to you see you post. Hope every thing is ok.

  9. thank u all for u wonderful comments.
    @ Sadhana- yeah was little busy with things and I am glad I have got some time to post some recipes..thank u for ur kindness

  10. wow they look awesome!!!!!
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  11. Wonderfully done dear, love the color :)
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  12. Jamnus looks super delicious. Wish I could grab some
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  13. I have some packs of milk powder and was wondering what to do with it. I shall try out this. Looks delicious.

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  14. yummmmmmy gulab jamuns....
    adding whipping cream is new for me...will try out that way next time


  15. Am ready to finish off the whole bowl..perfect n yummy version..:P

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  16. Thank experts for your wonderful comments

  17. this looks delicious. Never tried it with whipped cream.

  18. One of my favorite desserts of all time... Your jamuns look delicious.... Makes me want to reach out and have them all...

  19. cream in gulab jamun!! never tried this before
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