Sunday, August 11, 2013

Aloo Jamun/Potato Gulab Jamun - Virtual Birthday Party to Preeti

As i told earlier, August is a month of celebration for me.. I just finished my birthday two days back and one of my friend, a food blogger,a humble human and a down to earth person is celebrating her birthday today. She is well known for her photography skills, many beautiful creative dishes and very much for her droolworthy non vegetarian dishes. She is none other than PT aka Preeti who blogs at Indian Kitchen, i crossed Preeti last year through this immense blogging world and immediately i started fallen in love with her space. I never thought that a day we both will get closer, thank god it happened and now Preeti is one of my best and close buddy aka sister.She call me Akka with loads of love, i always stunned by her humble attitude and the way she blogs constantly, do you know she blogged almost 600+ posts within a year. Am thanking everyday this virtual world for giving me this much sweet,lovable sisters.We chosed sweets and savouries for Preeti's virtual birthday party and i chosed immediately one of her recent post Aloo Jamun aka potato jamun eventhough i have a bunch of bookmarked dishes to do from her space.

Happy birthday Preeti sis,may your birthday bring a smile to your face,happiness to your heart and many blessings to your life, may your big day be as special as your are special to me. Have a magical birthday and be happy everyday sis..

Trust me these aloo jamuns are seriously mindblowing, succulent, juicy and dangerously addictive. They are quite easy to prepare with less ingredients,am sure if you make this potato jamun at home you wont ever run behind the store bought jamun mix. Never thought that mashed potatoes makes a wonderful spongy juicy jamuns.



Enjoy your virtual birthday party Preeti, we enjoyed thoroughly this succulent jamuns, now its my most favourite sweets, a prefect sweet for my sweet tooth and loved it to the core.

Coming to the post, this post also suits prefectly for this week's blogging marathon, we can make jamuns in huge quantity but they are served obviously as mini servings/single servings.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.



Recipe source: Preeti
4nos Potatoes (medium sized & cooked)
2tbsp Flour
1tsp Ghee
A pinch baking soda

Sugar syrup:
2cups Sugar
1cup Water
3nos Cardamom pods
1/4tsp Rose essence

Mash the cooked potatoes well and keep aside.

Combine the ghee, baking soda in a mixing bowl, add the maida to it and mix well.

Now add the mashed potatoes and knead everything as a smooth dough without adding water, if the dough is still sticky,add more flour.

Keep aside for 10-15minutes.

Grease your palm with little oil and pinch out lemon sized balls out of the dough.

Meanwhile prepared the sugar syrup with sugar and water.

Heat it in medium flame until the sugar gets dissloves,add the essence, crushed cardamom pods and cook for few more minutes until you get a single string constitency.

Heat the oil for frying, keep in medium flame, fry the rolled balls in medium flame until they turns golden brown.

Cook in lower flame else the balls wont get well cooked inside.

Fry the balls in small batch,drop the fried balls to the sugar syrup.

Let it soak for 2hours and serve.

41 comments:

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Such juicy jamuns, so perfect 4 Prithi's b'day!

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..Yummy recipe..

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

A superb aloo jaamun akka..looks so soft spongy

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

lovely treat akka.super tempting jamuns and parcel some ka

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting recipe ..they look absolutely fabulous.wishing Preeti a very happy birthday..yes blogging world does give us some valuable and dear friends...amazing how a person can get close to not heard..not seen people. Love this blog world.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing to make jamun with aloo..very nice!

Harini M said... Reply To This Comment

Wow I saw this as first thing in the morning n I am tempted to the core :)

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day and Happy birthday Preeti , true!
Have never had aloo jamuns, but they look very yummy and I hope to one day try them (perhaps on my birthday) too!
Cheers! Joanne
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Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow aloo jamun looks super delicious and tempting aks :) sure PT is going to love her b'day surprise :)

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

Happy birthday Preeti!
What a fun way to prepare potatoes!

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Belated wishes Priya and really awesome post !!! Keep Rocking !

kumars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

lovely alu jamuns, so easy to make without all that fuss over getting them hard....yummm :-)

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Jamuns look fabulous Priya and a very happy birth day to Preethi..

sangeetha pn said... Reply To This Comment

new one and they look delicious.. :)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

they look so adorable.perfect.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Happy birthday to preeti..
Jamuns looks very yummy..

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Just a fabulous recipe from Indian kitchen. Perfect and super delicious.
Happy birthday to Preeti.

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/08/vanilla-chocolate-chips-rose-cupcakes.html

Aps prabhu said... Reply To This Comment

Creativity = Priya
Lovely version priya

Amrita Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Belated happy birthday to you and happy birthday to preeti...lovely sweet dish for birthday party

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

looks so wonderful....

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

What a unique sweet, potato jamun looks yummy! Belated birthday wishes to you and happy birthday to Preeti :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks so soft and yummy.. Happy birthday Preeti

Magee's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow superb recipe, can you confirm me the shelf life time for this recipe...

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely treat for a lovely lady :)

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

what a yummy treat for preeti, n a very happy belated birthday to you too... today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/08/cucumber-peanut-butter-sandwiches.html

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and perfect looking jamuns, wonderful virtual b'day treat for Preethi. Happy b'day Preethi...

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a great idea to utilize potatoes in jamuns - they look so fab!

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

the minute I saw these jamuns fell in love with them, aks yours look super duper awesome ;) between they all have your fingerprints in them no wonder :p... and every word about Preeti is so true aks... lovely virtual treat for her

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

sooper soft looking jamnus..

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Jamuns look exotic, delicious and yummy Priya :-)

Gujarati Zaika said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe....looks perfect and juicy...

Preeti Tamilarasan said... Reply To This Comment

thank u so much akka for this lovely treat :)

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Jamun s looks perfect ! So sweet..

Charu Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

dats such an intersting recipe...wow

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

wow..juicy n delicious looking aloo jamuns, lovely treat to our PT...

Denny said... Reply To This Comment

spongy and juicy jamuns...i am so tempted to have jamuns now.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Never thought jamuns can be made with potato.. They look almost like the real thing.. Delicious.

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

I cant believe this is potato. Fabulous work

Preetha Soumyan said... Reply To This Comment

Jamuns looks perfect,,

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing jamuns with potatoes..shall definitely have to try.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

drooling drooling. Indha sunday post idhu daan