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Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 6
Calories 315 kcal


Making the sugar syrup:

  • First, we are going to make the sugar syrup.
  • Put water, sugar, and cardamom in a pot on medium heat. Let it boil until it turns slightly sticky and leaves it there on a very low flame to keep it hot.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the milk balls.

Making Gulab Jamun balls:

  • In a bowl put flour, milk powder and baking powder.
  • Add the melted butter or Ghee and mix it with the dry ingredients.
  • Then gradually add milk and start making the dough. The milk must be at room temperature.
  • Mix everything to get a smooth dough but do not knead. Gently mix.
  • Grease your hand with a little melted butter or oil. Take small portions of dough and with light hand, putting minimum pressure, make smooth crack free little balls in between your palms.

Making Gulab Jamun:

  • Put a pot with plenty of oil on medium heat. Make sure it is not very hot. It should be medium hot otherwise gulab jamun will be brown without cooking inside.
  • Add all the balls at a time and fry them over medium-low heat until golden. Keep stirring gently to fry them uniformly.
  • Remove them to a plate and let them cool down a bit.
  • Add the warm fried balls to the hot syrup and turn off the fire. Leave them into the syrup for at least three hours to soak them well.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.