Gulab jamun, usually i prepare them with store bought packet for diwali...but this time, i want to tried out from Sireesha's gulab jamuns...as she descriped they dont even need khoya for this recipe, always heard that gulab jamun's most important ingredient is khoya, when i saw the recipe for gulab jamun with simple ingredients, my curiousity starts...with those tempting pics, i started preparing them at home with milk powder, all purpose flour n with sugar...needless to say my family finished them with few hours..they didnt trusted me when i told that i prepared them with milk powder n flour without using khoya...Thanks a lot Sireesha for sharing this wonderful sweets...instead of self raising flour i used all purpose flour n a pinch of baking soda..
3cups Milk Powder
1cup All purpose flour
1/4tsp Baking powder
1pinch Baking soda
Oil for deep frying
1 1/2cup Water
2nos Cinnamon stick
1tsp Cardamom powder
1tsp Almond flakes
Mix together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, ghee n milk for the gulab jamuns in a large bowl..knead them slowly for few minuted until they turn as smooth dough..cover them n keep aside for half an hour..
In a heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar, water , cinnamon sticks n bring them to boil, keep them in simmer until the sugar get well dissolved, now add the cardamom powder n keep aside..
Heat oil in a kadai...make small balls from the dough without any cracks..if there is some crack, roll them again in ur palms for few seconds.. make sure that oil shouldnt be too hot..i cooked my gulab jamuns in medium low flame...once the oil is hot, add the uncooked jamuns n cook them evenly until they turn brown...drop the jamuns into the sugar syrup..dont disturb them for few minutes...
Serve them with some almond flakes(optional)!!!