Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Deepavali and Gulab Jamun recipe.

First of all I want to wish everyone a very happy Diwali. The past few days have been hectic with the cleaning and poojas and ofcourse my little one. I hardly found anytime to update my blog. Since, I have some spare time on my hands now, I decided to post my gulab jamun recipe. 
I guess this dessert needs no introduction. It is a favourite of one and all and it can be enjoyed warm or cold. It is a very simple way to make the traditional gulab jamun. And it tastes like it has been made out of khoya/mawa. So here goes the recipe. 

Gulab Jamun recipe:
Preparation time- 30 mins
Cooking time- 20 mins
Makes about 30 jamun

Dry milk powder- 21/2 cups
Maida or all purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Water- 4 cups
Sufar-3 cups
Saffron- a pinch (optional) 
Cardamom- 6-8, powdered
Baking soda- 1/8tsp
Milk- to make the dough
Oil or ghee to fry the jamun

  • In a bowl, mix the dry milk powder, maida, soda and half of cardamom powder.
  • Add little milk at a time and knead till a soft and firm dough is formed.
  • For the syrup, bring the water and sugar to a boil.
  • Simmer the srup over a low flame, till one string consistency is reached
  • Add the other half of the cardamom and saffron and keep it aside.
  • Divide the dough into 30 equal portions and shape them into balls. See to it that there no cracks on the surface or the jamuns will come apart while frying.
  • Deep fry the balls in hot oil or ghee over low flame till golden in colour. 
  • Drain and immerse in warm sugar syrup,
  • Soak fo 30-40 mins. Serve warm or cold.


  1. Wishing u and ur family a safe,happy and prosperous diwali dear..
    Gulab jamun looks super duper good!

    US Masala

  2. Soft jamuns looks absolutely irresisitble..

    Happy diwali wishes to u and ur family..

  3. jamuns looks superbbb.... and happy diwali dear....

  4. must have had a great divali! jamun looks real yummy.

  5. You have provided a nice collection of Deepavali greetings. Happy diwali to you and your family


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