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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a very popular Indian dessert.There a very few people who don’t like Gulab Jamun, as for us, we just love them any time. It is a perfect dessert for any occasion – wedding, birthday party, potluck or a romantic dinner for 2! An unbelievable combination is hot, hot Gulab Jamuns with cold, cold Ice Cream…yum…or a splash of cool whip on the hot gulab jamun.......just thinking about it makes our mouth water.........


•1 cup carnation  milk powder

•1/4 cup All Purpose flour

•3 tsp  unsalted butter or desi ghee

•1/4 cup  whole milk just to knead the dough

•Pinch of baking soda

•1 3/4 cup sugar

•1 1/2 cup water

•4 coarsely grounded cardamom

•1 tbsp sliced almonds and pistachio (optional)

•Oil for deep-frying


 For Sugar Syrup:

1.In a large pan, add water and  sugar  bring it to a boil.

2.Let the syrup boil for a minute then remove it from the heat.

3.Stir the syrup until the sugar is dissolved add grounded cardamom  and keep aside.

 For Jamuns-

1-Mix milk powder, flour and baking soda in a bowl, add butter to it and mix well.

2- Add milk to make soft dough.The dough will be  little on the crumbly side…so use a little oil on your hands and make the ball and flatten it out and then roll it to a ball…this will help smoothening out the cracks.

3-Allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Make desired size balls, make sure they are smooth and do not have any creases.

4-.Heat  oil in a frying pan on medium heat.Test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough, if it sits at the bottom of the pan for a minute before coming to the surface, the oil is ready.

5-  Fry Jamuns in the frying pan.It should take about 7 minutes to fry the gulab jamuns. While frying keep rolling the gulab jamuns around so they are evenly browned. Fry until the gulab jamuns become dark brown.take them out on a paper towel.

6 - Then place the jamuns into sugar syrup and let them soak for at least 30 minutes.

7-Garnish them with  sliced almonds and pistachio  ,serve them hot or cold..

1 comment:

Akal's Saappadu said...

There a very few people who don’t like Gulab Jamun

do they exist really??? how can there be anyone who doesn't like Gulab Jamuns????

we love gulab jamuns at home, it's our all time favourite dessert :) looks delicious!!!