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Perfect Gulab Jamun

What is Gulab Jamun?

Gulab jamun are soft delicious berry sized balls made of silk solid, flour & a leaving agent.These are soaked in rose flavored sugar & enjoyed.

Gulab Jamun are soft delicious berry sized balls made of milk solids, flour & a leaving agent.These are soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup & enjoyed.

Gulab Jamun is an Indian dessert of fried dough balls that are soaked in a sweet, sticky sugar syrup. As per tradition, the syrup has a delicate rose flavour: Gulab means 'rose water' and jamun refers to  a berry of a similar size and color.

Gulab Jamun is a milk-solid based South Asian dessert popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

What does Gulab jamun taste like?

Gulab jamun is one of the tastiest Indian dessert and  flavor  is absolutely amazing. To say that it is sweet would certainly be an understatement. People who are sweet lovers by default will certainly love this delightful aroma.

About this recipe :

a. Marking  jamun with milk powder is for those who do not have access to khoya and do not perfect to toil at home making it for hours.This Gulab jamun recipe using milk powder is good even for beginners to try.

b. When the dough of the jamuns is not soft enough, then the result jamuns tend to be harder when cooked. How to avoid this : when making the dough, knead it until its smooth. If too dry or too wet, you will have difficulty rolling them out into balls and eventually into Gulab jamuns.

Making Gulab jamun with khoya:

The Gulab jamun balls should be totally smooth without any crack.If you see cracks on top, knead again till it's all smooth.

Indian buffets worldwide would be incomplete without Gulab Jamun - a dessert made traditionally from khoya.

Khoya is prepared by heating milk over a low flame until most of the water content is evaporated. This process takes a little over 2 hours.

Type of dish                  : Dessert
Place of origin              : South Asian
Main ingredients         : Milk or Khoya ,Saffron
Serving temperature : Room temperature or cold

Ingredients For Gulab Jamun

·                 ·         1 cup milk powder

·                  ·          1tbsp all-purpose flour

·                  ·          1 Tbsp. oil/ghee/clarified butter

          ·        1 Tbsp. baking powder

·        1 egg beaten

·        1.1/2 cup water

·        1 1/4 cup sugar

·      1 Tsp Lemon juice

·        3 to 4 cardamoms


Ways To make Gulab Jamun

  • 11.   Mix together milk powder, baking powder, flour, egg and oil to form a soft and sticky dough. Knead with your hands. Keep aside.




2.   Making Sugar Syrup

    Take 1-cup sugar,3 green cardamom pods,1 1/2 cup cups water and 1-2 drops of lemon juice in a deep pan. Lemon juice is added to prevent syrup from solidifying when it cools.

Heat it over medium flame and cook until it reaches half string consistency or turns little sticky  while stirring occasionally in between. It will take around 9-10 minutes over medium flame to reach the required consistency. When sugar syrup is ready switch off the flame. 

  • 23. Grease your hands and make smooth and small 10 to 12 balls. There should be no cracks.


  • 4. Deep fry them on low flame turning the balls occasionally till they are evenly golden brown.
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5.   Transfer them to the boiling syrup and let them simmer for ten minutes on slow flame. The Gulab jamuns will soak up the syrup.

6Serve them cold.

How to eat:

Eat the Gulab jamun warm, when they are at their softest and tastiest. A good Gulab jamun will melt on your tongue, revealing its subtle raisin taste and spicy cardamom aroma.

What happens if water is more in Gulab jamun mix?

If the Jamun has more water content, add milk powder. Never add Maida or any flour to suck the extra water added. It is very important hint in getting soft Gulab Jamun.

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