Nov 15, 2009

Gulab Jamuns for Indian Cooking Challenge

My recipe for the Recipe Advent Calendar for the year 2010!

When Srivalli announced the challenge for the month as Gulab jamuns I was pretty excited, since it is one of my favorite sweets and I have never tried it from scratch. Srivalli suggested three ways to make the jamuns. I chose Indo's way and the gulab jamuns turned out great- soft and juicy.

Ingredients (from Indo)

4 litres whole milk
1/2 kg maida (all purpose flour)
1 tbsp curd (yogurt)
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups ghee
2 litres of sugar
1/2 lemon

To Make Khova
1. 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)
2. Reduce the milk for 3-4 hours till the milk solidifies and becomes thick.
3. Whip together yogurt and baking soda
4. 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)
4. Make 3/4 inch diameter balls and set aside

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

Deep frying
1. Heat the ghee and deep fry the balls, adding a few at a time till golden brown.
2. Cool the balls and soak them in the sugar syrup.
3. Let sit for a few hours.

These yummy gulab jamuns are off to Srivalli's Indian Cooking Challenge


  1. The jamuns look awesome, wish I could grab some from the screen.

  2. Looks gorgeous, like your presentaion and the jamuns are super yumm:)

  3. Looks perfect and gorgeous! Yummy jamuns!

  4. Jamuns have come out really very well. Loved the color very much. Perfect in shape and color and I am sure it is perfect in taste too.

  5. hi
    i am so happy to see jamuns in all the blogs..feel like fetching it

  6. Divya,lovely jamuns with a nice colour! They look soft that I can pinch them in your picture itself.

  7. Too good Divya!! I am drooling at your pics!! They have come out perfect and soft!

  8. Looks mouthwatering Div..I missed the challenge this time.Bad decision..I am drooling here..:)

  9. Wow... soft jamuns looks soo tempting divya!

  10. You made them from!! looks great...

  11. Perfect and soft jamuns Dhivya...looks awesome :)

  12. Fantastic Divya, I can imagine how these jamuns would have tasted...yum !

  13. These jamuns are leaping off the page, the are awesome. Thanks for dropping by my blog - I found your wonderful blog through your comment.

  14. looks delicious !! nice clicks and detailed recipe

  15. Nice colour on the jamuns Divya - looks so soft & tempting.

  16. OH MY GOD!! They have turned out perfect Divya, I am drooling at the pics. perfect clicks.

  17. appadiye inga konjam anuppu... sapadnum pola iruku.

  18. Jamuns looks spongy and yum,And ..Wow what a click yaar ..beautiful:).

  19. Your gulab jamuns look perfect!! I need to try these soon!

  20. Wow...mouthwatering and tempting gulab jamun's...Never had a thought to make this afercoming to Us...but the clicks in ur blog tempted me to the core to prepare this :)...Lovely blog ...thank u


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