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.
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..