Gulab Jamun



Gulab Jamun its a traditional Indian Sweets made basically from milk and served with sugar syrup. I had been wondering for years for Is it so hard to do Gulab Jamun?  The question answered when i attempt to try it one Friday evening for prayers. It was not hard as i imagined. Just few things need to take into consideration to make soft spongy sweet balls.  Its such a divine sensational mouth watering sweet ever!

Its best to soak overnight the balls in the sugar syrup.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cup Milk Powder

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  • a pinch of Cardamom Powder

  • Ghee

  • Oil for frying

  • 1  cup Fresh Milk

For Syrup :

  • 2 cups of Sugar

  • 2 drops Rose Essence

  • 1 cup of Water

Preparation Method :



  • Heat the milk until reduces half from the quantity. Keep aside to cool.

  • Mix milk powder, all purpose flour, cardamom and baking powder in a wide bowl. Whisk to combine.

  • Add few drops of ghee.

  • Add enough milk to the mixture to form a  medium hard dough.

  • Damp your both hands with ghee. Gently roll small balls in between your palms and keep it in a greased plate.

  • Heat oil in a deep bottom vessel. Slow the fire, but make sure the oil is hot enough to fry the balls.

  • Gently put the balls  inside the hot oil. It will sink at the bottom. Do not disturb.

  • After a while the balls will rise to the surface. Let it evenly cook inside browning outside in the medium heat.

  • Remove the balls from the hot oil and soak it in sugar syrup.


For Sugar syrup:

Mix 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water. Add rose essence. May add cardamom powder instead of rose essence. Let the sugar dissolve and boil for 7 minutes at least.  Keep warm. Add the fried balls straightaway after fried.  Soak the balls for overnight for better taste.

There's no words to describe when it just melts in your mouth!

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