Gulab jamun

Gulab jamun is popular Indian Sweet. I bookmarked this recipe long back, but didn't get time to prepare it. As Diwali is nearing, so I thought this is the best time to try my hand. I tried this morning and the result was simply awesome. This recipe  is really easy to make, especially for those who wants to try hand in making sweets !!!


Cooking Time: 25-30 mins
Preparation Time: 5-10 mins


For Dough:

Milk pwd: 1/2 cup
All purpose flour/maida: 1tsp
Rava/suji: 1tsp
Baking soda: 1/4 tsp
Ghee: 1tbsp
Milk: as required to make dough(couple of tsps)

For Sugar Syrup:

Sugar: 3/4 cup
Water: 2/3 cup or as required
Cardamom pwd: 1tsp
lemon juice: 1/4 tsp
Oil/ghee for frying


For Sugar Syrup:
  1. Now in a pan add water, sugar, and cardamom pwd and bring it to a boil.
  2. Let the syrup boil for a minute. Just before removing it from the heat add lemon juice, it will prevent it from crystallization so just few drops.
  3. Remove from heat and keep aside.
For Ball(Gulab jamun):
  1. Combine the milk pwd, all purpose flour, rava, baking soda and ghee, mix well and add little bit at a time to make a dough. The dough will be little sticky.
  2. Let the dough sit for a few minutes. Milk powder will absorb the extra milk. If the dough is dry, add little milk, as the dough should be soft.
  3. Before making ball knead the dough again and then make a ball. I made around 8-9 ball.
  4. Add sufficient oil/ghee in pan/kadai and deep fry these ball on low to medium heat till golden brown in color. It will take around 5-7 mins.
  5. Take out the balls on absorbent paper.
  6. Now add these balls in sugar syrup and let it sit for 15-10 mins
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • Balls will expand in size(almost double in size), so fry few at a time, giving enough space to expand.
  • Don't fry on high heat otherwise they will become hard and give you raw taste.

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