Monday, October 27, 2008

Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun, usually i prepare them with store bought packet for diwali...but this time, i want to tried out from Sireesha's gulab 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
1cup Milk
1tsp Ghee
Oil for deep frying

For syrup
2cups Sugar
1 1/2cup Water
2nos Cinnamon stick
5nos Cloves
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)!!!


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

looks awesome and mouthwatering Priya. Happy Diwali!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Looks just awesome..Happy Diwali!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

oooooh you make my Diwali very happy with this award thanks aton dear u know one thing iam also a chocalate lover A VERY VERY HAPPY DIPAVALI TO U AND YOUR FAMILY PRIYA
hey jamun looks so perfect

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

ooh, delicious jamuns. Perfecto!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

ooh! it loooks yummy i love jamuns very much...even my 2yrs old daughter loves it more..

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Mahimaa..glad to see u here..

Happy Diwali Divya..thanks for ur comments...

Rekha, am very happy for u too..

Thanks Uma..

Pavani, thanks n thats cool to know that ur daughter like the jamuns..

Divya said... Reply To This Comment

Priya neenga diwaliku invite pannala....where is my share gulab jamuns..really looks yummy...

Uj said... Reply To This Comment

Love Gulab jamuns and without khova its easy to make since i dont get it here. thanks for posting

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Divya yenna ippadi sollitinga..u r always welcome thana...sure will send ur share..lolz

Thanks UJ for ur kind comments..

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya...while surfing i came accross your blog and must say its very impressive. I did try your gulab jamun recipe and they turned out to be great :) I have blogged about at
I have linked your post to it as well. Thanks once again for the wonderful recipe

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Nikita said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya
i visit your blog regularly and love the recipes you post. i tried out the gulab jamuns yesterday. but for some reason, it was a big disaster. the gulab jamuns did puff up a bit while frying but shrank after a putting them in syrup. The biggest disaster was that the syrup just didn't penetrate the jamuns even after I pricked them with fork and kept them overnight :) It was too elastic instead of soft. I guess I made some mistake. I used 3 cups of nestle carnation milk pwd, 1 cup APF, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 cup milk. Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Nikitha, the same thing happened to me when i tried making jamun yesterday. When i put the first batch of jamuns in the sugar syrup, they shrunk and shape was aweful and it was hard also. So for the second batch i let the sugar syrup cool down a litte bit before putting the jamuns in it, it turned out fine. So my guess is if both jamun and sugar syrup are super hot then the jamuns shrink.