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Gulab jamun (ഗുലബ്ജമുന്‍, గులాబ్ జామున్, गुलाब जामुन, குலாப் ஜாமுன்)


Gulab jamun (ഗുലബ്ജമുന്‍, గులాబ్ జామున్, गुलाब जामुन, குலாப் ஜாமுன்) is a popular Indian dessert . The term gulab jamun comes from Persian, gulab, “rose” referring to the rosewater-scented syrup, and Hindustani jamun. Gulab jamuns are an Indian version of donuts immersed in the warm sweet syrup. Served as a dessert, this is a staple in most parts of India.

Regional dish : India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 30 minutes | Take it as snack | Type Sweet | Shelf Life : 5 days if it is refrigirated.

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving ( 2nos) :

Calories(453 Kcal), Carbohydrates( 23.7 g), Protein (4.7 g), Fat( 20.1 g).

Ingredients :

  • Whole milk powder 8 tablespoons
  • Flour 2 tablespoons
  • Ghee 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder or soda a pinch
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups
  • Water 1 1/2 cups
  • Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  • Rose essence a few drops (optional)
  • Ghee for frying

Method :

  1. Sift the flour and baking powder. Add the milk powder and ghee, and mix lightly until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the milk gradually to form a soft spongy dough. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Make a syrup of a one-thread consistency by mixing the sugar in water. Add the essence and keep warm. If the syrup gets thick, add some hot water, since the jamuns will not soak in thick syrup.
  3. Take out small pieces of dough and flatten them into rolls or rounds on teh palms of your hands. Fry on very low heat stirring continuously, till dark brown in colour.
  4. Place the jamuns in the syrup. After half of them have been fried and soaked in the syrup, transfer them to another bowl, and repeat the process with teh second half. Continue till all the dough has been used up.
  5. when all the jamuns have soaked in syrup and have been removed to a bowl, boil the remaining syrup with a little water, it too thick. Pour the hot syrup over the jamuns. Serve hot or cold.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : Gulabjamun with Kovva 2. Gulabjamun with paneer.3.Gulabjamun with sweet potato

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