Nov 4, 2008

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is among India's most popular sweets! It consists of dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup. It gets its name from two words: Gulab which means rose (for the rose flavored syrup) and Jamun which is a kind of deep purple colored Indian berry (the cooked dumplings are dark brown in colour). 

This was the first time I made gulab jamuns at home from scratch. I have always made them using mixes earlier. They came out too good!!

I adopted the recipe from here.

Ingredients

For the dumplings

Unsweetened kova - 1/4 kg
All purpose flour / maida - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tblsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Milk enough to make the dough

For the syrup

Sugar - 3 cups
Water - 3 cups
Cardamom powder - 1 pinch

Directions

Add the ghee to the flour and rub in with fingers to form a crumbly mixture. Add the kova and baking soda. Sprinkle some milk just enough to knead into a soft smooth dough. The dough should have a very smooth texture. Roll into small  lemon sized balls. Cover with a tea towel and allow to rest for sometime.

Meanwhile prepare the sugar syrup. In a saucepan, add the sugar and water and bring it to a boil. Add the cardamom powder. Simmer until the syrup thickens.

In a heavy bottomed vessel add oil to about 1 1/2 inches height. Keep the flame in low heat. Add the balls carefully and deep fry them in batches until they turn golden brown.This might take about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the deep fried dumplings in paper towels. Drop them in the warm sugar syrup.

Leave aside for at least half an hour for the dumplings to get soaked in the sugar.

Enjoy!

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49 comments:

  1. Gulab jamuns look heavenly and droolyfying divya:)

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  2. Gulab jamuns look soooooo nice. great u made it from scratch. I tried it once long long back. and it did not turn out that right. so never again. but now recipe and ur picture is tempting me to try it again.

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  3. Perfectly shaped without any crack :) I got to try soon her recipe!

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  4. Sweet Gulab Jamun,perfectly round:)

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  5. Chance e illa.. super a iruku paakave.. pass some here plz.

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  6. Cute jamuns...prefect n looks delicious DIvya..

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  7. Wonderful texture Dhivya, they have turned out perfect for you.

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  8. I am drooling... tell me one thing, how can I avoid cracks in the jamuns while cooking? I have that problem everytime! :(

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  9. wow they look divine, perfect shape.I am mouthwatering, u should give me some.

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  10. Looks perfect & fantastic... nice click...

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  11. They look delicious, Divya! I've never tried making with khoya... Should try next time. Perfectly round, too! :)

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  12. Those look just perfect. I've not yet tried to make these at home, though it is one of my favorite desserts.

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  13. I am catching a flight stright to your place right now

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  14. these look soooooo tempeting. my husband loves gulab jamuns. good job. wish i could taste one of these!!!!

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  15. wow wonderful gulab jamuns..Mouth watering ..Gulab jamun nalla gundu gundunu irruku....

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  16. jamuns look very fluffy N nice .. Lovely dessert

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  17. Oh yes i love gulab jamoons and thislooks so inviting

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  19. Gulab jamoons used to be my favorite sweet, Divya, before I went vegan. I think they are the only food from my old life that I miss! A kind reader left me a recipe for vegan gulab jamoons a while ago, but because it calls for soy powder which I cannot find anywhere, I've been unable to try them. Until then, I'll just enjoy looking at your beautiful pictures.

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  20. thanks Divya for trying out mine..Comes out nice..

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  21. perfect Jamuns Divya! its been a while since I made these from scratch:) I've started relying on Gits too much:)

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  22. Divya send me some yar. looking so tepmting n mouthwatering. very good.

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  23. wow those look delicious, i love gulab jamuns and adding vanilla ice cream makes it a perfect combination:)

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  24. gr8 instant jamun......lovely golden color.

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  25. Wow Divya these look awesome...I have yet to try gulab jamuns from scratch...your pictures are tempting me to try soon :-)

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  26. Wow these look brilliant such a sticky treat. Love the close up pictures. :-)

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  27. I have always made them from scratch...It is worth the effort. Looks too good.

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  28. my fav indian dessert!!!urs look too good...mouth already watering :)...good job!!!

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  29. Hi divya!!jamuns look delicious.I have got an award waiting for u @ http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2008/11/looks-like-i-did-good-job.html

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  30. jamun looks divine divya hey congrats you won the cheese event check siris blog

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  31. 2nd gulab jamun i'm seeing today.. perfect colour Divya.

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  32. waw I got to see some very delicious looking soups and salads:) surely late for this event. but drooling!

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  33. Jamuns r looking so yummy!
    BTW I pass on an award to U. Please check my post Awards in my blog n copy n paste it!

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  34. so do i get a packet? no really, i am not joking at all. if they can be couriered please do so. i am such a big gulab jamun fan. and you're such a good girl - fried them to the just right colour - neither too dark, nor too light. looking superb.

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  35. One of my favorite indian desserts. Yum.

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  36. Where do you get unsweetened kova here in US?

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  37. Looks soft and delicious. Like the recipe.

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  39. Mmmmmm...can't wait to make these. :)

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  40. Excuse me while I pull up my chair, sit in front of that dish and eat them until they are gone...
    The recipe seems so simple, even for a non-baker like me.

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  41. Okay, Divya, this is what I'd like to make for T&C, if I can get the ingredients! What is "kova?" Could I use powdered milk? Also, if I wanted to use rose water in the syrup, how much?? Thanks!

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