Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gulab Jamun - Indian Cooking Challenge

For the first time, i prepared gulab jamuns from the scratch, thanks to Srivalli for choosing gulab jamuns for this month's challenge, i enjoyed preparing this gulab jamun for diwali and we enjoyed having this juicy and soft jamuns..Srivalli proposed us three ways of making out jamuns from the scratch, she choosed from the yum blog, from Indo and the last one from Alka's blog..I was bit nervous and went for reading through those three ways of making out jamuns, but finally i choosed from Indo's way of making out jamuns, her step by step pictures helped me a lot and i loved the way Indo's grandma prepared these juicy and soft jamuns...Thanks Indo..I followed all the ingredients and measurements she went for, i just loved the way each and every steps as indo described with her clicks that u wont even fail ur preparation..This jamuns tastes marvellous and divinely delicious when compared with store bought jamun mix...Going straight to Srivalli's Indian Cooking Challenge..


4litres/16Cups Whole milk
1/2kg Maida
1tbsp Curd
1tsp Baking soda
8cups Sugar
1/2no Lemon
1tbsp Cardamom powder

For Khova:

In a wide mouthed heavy bottom pan add the milk and heat it in a medium flame (add a couple of stainless steel spoons into the milk to avoid burning)..Reduce the milk for 3-4 hours till the milk solidifies and becomes thick.

Whip together yogurt and baking soda...To the khova add the flour and yogurt mixture and knead till it forms a pliant dough. (make sure not to add too much flour, just enough flour to make the khova pliant)

Make 3/4 inch diameter balls and set aside...

For Sugar Syrup:

In a pan add the sugar and just enough water to cover the sugar. Heat till it comes to a boil,add the cardamom powder...Squeeze the half of the lemon (this is to avoid sugar crystals). Set aside.


Heat the ghee and deep fry the balls, adding a few at a time till golden brown.

Cool the balls and soak them in the sugar syrup...Let sit for a few hours.

Normally ghee is recommended for frying the jamuns, but regular cooking oil can also be used.

41 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy :) Absolutely tempting. I always love jamuns

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  2. such a lovely jamun...love to have it anyday...beautiful pic...

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  3. Lovely jamun's gal...still I never attempted making jamun's alone..:)
    Did not c u in my blog these days..:(

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  4. Jamuns are so soft! If one pops into the mouth, it will melt...Beautiful picture! I wuv gulab jamuns ever since I started crawling!

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  5. jamun looks yummy yummy.. my favourite als...

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  6. Looks great,am going to check it out too in Indo's blog,yours has ocme out perfect no need to say :)

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  7. jamun looks perfect.....tempting pic...yummy!!

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  8. Looks yummy Priya! I think its worth all the effort of making it from the scratch. I too would like to try this one.

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  9. Dear Priya,
    really nice to lok at teh yummy n tempting jamuns.so colourful n wonderful clicks!
    you must be really proud of making these delicious jamuns!
    wishing you a wonderful evening,
    sasneham,
    anu

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  10. Good looking n yummy jamuns....khoya panda time thaan...yabba
    face a paatha bayandruvanga illa...athu thaan ;)

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  11. I never made it from scratch but I have tried Gulab jamun mix and it came to be superb.

    Your gulab Jamun is yummy and appears delicious.

    Nice pics too.

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  12. hi Priya,
    The jamuns look divine. I am in for it any time any season ;)
    Enjoy the weekend
    TC

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  13. Yummy.. I made them for the ICC too.. following Alka's method.. came out very nice :)

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  14. gulab jamun looks delicious and perfect Priya

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  15. Hey Priya, I am trying Indo's recipe soon too. I followed the other two for my post. Now I will seek her post and see the step by step instructions. This is getting me hooked to gulab jamuns now!!!

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  16. Want to have these right now my dear :DDD

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  17. Beautiful photo and I love the dish you have used..

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  18. Jamuns look yummy and delish!!

    I loved the recipe of making khoya...great one.

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  19. gulab jamuns have come out perfectly well, Priya! yummilicious!

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  20. jamuns looks heavenly and very eye-catching...Would like to finish rite now..

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  21. wow..great looking jamuns Priya..

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  22. Pretty and perfect gulab jamuns. This must have been a great challenge.

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  23. Wow..Perfect jamuns Priya! Am drooling! :)

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  24. perfect round jamuns... Could I have one please ?

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  25. Very delicious, Priya!Beautiful!

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  26. They are spongy quiet a good challenge!

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  27. wow!! mouthwatering!! good to get back to blogging and see your amazing recipes :)

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  28. and nice template.. how much did you pay?

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  29. Looks fantastic Priya. Needs patience and time but the results are very satisfying right?

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