Gulab Jamun is a classic Indian dessert and is one of the most loved and favored desserts amongst them all. It has got a permanent spot in all the festivals and celebrations and in our hearts.
Gulab” means “rose” in Hindi and “Jamun” is a South Asian fruit which is of a similar shape & size.
An Indian version of donuts, Gulab Jamun is made of milk solids which are deep fried and then immersed in a sugar syrup. As a child, I used to gobble many of these delicious, melt-in-the-mouth dough balls.
Instead of milk-solids(khoya), I have used milk powder to prepare this dish. One can also use white bread and sweet potatoes for preparing the balls. I have tried with bread and it came out so very bad. I do not know what went wrong and probably I should give it a try sometime soon.
While I have a sweet tooth, I am choosy. I love anything in chocolate - the ice creams, pastries and cakes. And among Indian desserts, Gulab Jamun tops my list only second to Boondi Ladoos.
How to make Gulab Jamun at home?
I have used full-fat milk powder, all purpose flour and cream to prepare the balls. I had inserted chopped almonds and cashews inside the Jamun which is then deep fried in oil. These were immersed in sugar syrup for about two hours before use.
Gulab Jamun Recipe:Print
Tips for making perfect Gulab Jamuns at home:
Roll the balls smoothly. There shouldn't be any cracks.
While deep frying the balls, keep stirring with a spoon, thereby helping it to fry evenly. Jamuns will take about 5-6 minutes for getting that even golden crust.
Add lemon juice while preparing the syrup. Else, the sugar gets crystallized after some time. Well, that comes from experience!
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