Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamuns 9


             Milk powder          --   1 cup
             All purpose flour --   ½ cup
             Baking soda          --   ¼ tsp
             Ghee                         --   2-3 tsp
             Milk                          --   as required to make the dough
             Oil / Ghee               --   to fry

             Sugar                      --   1 cup
             Water                     --   2 cup
             Cardamom           --   2 – 3 
             Rose  essence       --   1 tsp

Preparation of Gulab Jamun:

For the sugar syrup:
               Mix sugar and water in a large vessel and keep on a low flame. Once the sugar is completely melted add the cardamom powder and rose essence and keep on a low flame. Prepare this after you roll the jamun balls and leave this on a low flame until all the balls are fried.

For the balls:
              Mix milk powder, all purpose flour and baking soda.  Make a dough by gradually adding milk. Knead to get a smooth dough. Make sure you do not knead it very hard, in that case the jamuns will be hard in the center.

               Grease your hands with ghee and make small lemon sized balls from the dough. The ball will increase in size while frying.  Avoid any cracks on the balls.

Gulab Jamuns 1    Gulab Jamuns 2

                Heat oil/ghee in a pan. When the oil is hot enough, fry the balls in the oil. Make sure you fry in medium heat because if the oil is too hot, the jamuns get browned easily and will not be cooked inside. At right temperature, the ball will rest in the bottom for 5 mts and slowly will rise up.

Gulab Jamuns 3  Gulab Jamuns 4

                When the balls turn brown, transfer it on to a kitchen towel. Add these into the sugar syrup when they are cool. There are chances of breaking the balls if you add them into the syrup when still hot. Let it remain on the stove at a low flame for 10-15 minutes.

  Gulab Jamuns 5  Gulab Jamuns 7

                Remove from the heat and leave the gulab jamun balls in the sugar syrup and refrigerate it when cool. I love cool jamuns :)

Gulab Jamuns 8


  1. Lovely dessert Nitha. Nice one. I always love them.

  2. I'm definitely going to make some sweet 2morrow, I can no more resist. Delicious jamuns.

  3. I've always been crazy about gulab jamuns, just can't resist its sweetness. Loved the pics on the post too. Looks delectable.

  4. 1,2,3...ok ellam porette :)


  5. Spongy and juicy jamuns looks absolutely irresistible and very tempting..

    Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes

  6. Wow......looking mouth favourite ..pls pass the plate to me.

  7. I love cool jamuns too!! Hubby likes to heat them in the microwave, but i like them straight out of the fridge! :)

    Perfect for diwali!!

  8. luscious jamun, love way you have organised the raw jamun :)

  9. Kollam. very very tempting gulab jamuns...

  10. Picture perfect jamuns...

  11. Jamoons with sugar syrup looks absolutely yumm

  12. Irresistible jamuns!!Superb aayittundu, Nitha..

  13. Wowiieee! that's a real sweet treat!!
    My son loves jamuns and I fail everytime even with the instant ones..
    jamuns look perfect and delicious!

  14. Spongy and juicy jamuns looks absolutely irresistible and very tempting, feel like grabbing them:)

  15. my fav...although id prefer if someone made it fr me :)

  16. Yum! Those always remind me of weddings...

  17. Hmmmm...yumm....I can see that u r having some serious sweet addiction....brownies and gulab jamuns?...Have something left to send over??...would love to have some...:)

    BTW, regarding your doubts,

    With the amount that u see in my blog, it makes a huge batch. I think it should serve over 12 people definitely..Once i made it for a party and it served 12 people with most of them having second helping. 8x8 pan will be definitely be small for this. i used a large rectangle deep dish which was around 13*9 that can hold 2 litres. Hope this helps.

  18. Delicious gulab jamuns,amazing clicks.

  19. oh my!!!! awesome gulab jamuns..kandittu eduthu kazhikkan thinnunnu...iyyooo yummy!!!! nice click tooo

  20. Soft and tempting..kothiavunnu

  21. delicious gulabjamuns can never say no
    lovely steps Nithu

  22. wow...irresistable grabbing one now...

    Tasty Appetite

  23. One of my favs...But I never tried to make them from scratch...ippol manassilayille njan nalla oru madichi aanennu :-)

  24. Yummy, fried dough soaked in a sugar syrup. That looks irresistible.

  25. looks very delicious. drool drool


  26. Absolutely delish!!
    The browies look gorgeous too!!
    And the mushroom and Soya masala will pair so deliciously with the Lemon Rice!
    Happy day to ya!

  27. Hello from Italy! I found this blog and I really like your kitchen!
    Skip to us, we like to exchange cultures and recipes!

    I hope you like what we do!

    Many greetings from Italy!

  28. nalla asalayitundutou..Kanditu kothi varunu :)

  29. wow wow ....adipolli ayittundu keto...........

  30. Super !!! Deliciouss....bloginte per matti professional perceptions nu akikolu...:)

  31. looks yummy and thanks for visiting my blog.