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:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy jamun...lovely

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

yUMMMY,,, Yummy

Pass me 1 pls..

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

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

priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

K said... Reply To This Comment

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

anupama said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Bala said... Reply To This Comment

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

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

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.

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Tempting jamuns,looks so good

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Lebouffe said... Reply To This Comment

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

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

gulab jamun looks delicious and perfect Priya

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

awesome pic priya...m drooling!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy jamuns....

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

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!!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Want to have these right now my dear :DDD

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

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

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Jamuns look yummy and delish!!

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

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

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

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

yummy gulab jamuns priya!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Jamun looks lovely priya

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect, Priya

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect, Priya

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

wow..great looking jamuns Priya..

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rohini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious, Priya!Beautiful!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

They are spongy quiet a good challenge!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

and nice template.. how much did you pay?

indosungod said... Reply To This Comment

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

s said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!!

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

They look so tempting!!!

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

lovely click, gr8 challenge