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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular dessert and dumplings are made using milk powder and cream which are soaked in sugar syrup. It is usually served warm by itself or ice cream but either way it tastes utterly delicious.


All purpose flour: 1 cup
Full Cream Milk powder: 2 cups
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Fresh Cream: 1/2 cup approx.
Sugar: 1 1/2 cups
Water: 2 cups
Cardamoms: 3 - 5
Oil or Ghee for frying


  1. In a pot add water and sugar and boil the mixture on a medium - low flame until the sugar is completely dissolved and a syrup of one thread consistency is formed i.e. take some syrup on your forefinger and touch it with your thumb and pull apart gently, if you see a single thread then your syrup has reached the desired consistency and then add crushed cardamoms to the syrup.
  2. In a mixing bowl take flour, milk powder and baking powder, sieve it with your fingers and then knead into a smooth dough by adding cream (don't use the entire cream, use it little at a time until a smooth dough is formed). The consistency of dough is very important it should be soft and smooth.
  3. Slightly grease your palms and make small balls of same size and make sure there are no cracks in the balls.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying in a wide pan and fry the dumplings by changing sides on a low medium flame. DON'T FRY ON A HIGH FLAME as that will burn the dumpling and it won't get cooked from inside.
  5. Once the dumplings are cooked, drain oil and transfer them immediately into sugar syrup, which should be luke warm.
  6. The dumplings should be soaked for about 2 hours before serving.
  7. Gulab jamuns can be served with ice cream or cream or they can be served just by itself.
Hope you like this recipe, you can also garnish them with almonds and pistachios. Feel free to comment, if you have any more suggestions.

Happy cooking!!!

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