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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gulab Jamun - SNC 2

Gulab jamun (Kannada: ಜಾಮೂನು), is a popular dessert in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. In Nepal it is widely known as Lalmohan, served with or without curd, which is a popular dessert on all occasions. It is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids. Traditionally, khoya, an Indian milk product (buffalo milk) is rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried, but at a low temperature of about 148°C.[1] It is then put into a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater, kewra or saffron.[2] These days, gulab jamun powder is also commercially available, so the dessert can be prepared easily. Gulab jamun is common at weddings. - WIKI

I am sure, everybody would be aware of SNC started by my dear friend Divya from you too can cook Indian food . i was really upset for not participating in first challenge itself. So I made it a point to participate in this second one. Thanks Divya.

For Southern India team, Pallavi Purani of Cook Eat Burrrp had raised a challenge on Gulab Jamun on the other hand Yasodha of Yasodha's Kitchen came up with adhirasam for Northern team for this month's challenge. I have made gulab jamuns many times but only with instant powders. I have not tried it with milk powder. Moreover, jamuns are all time favourite for me and my hubby. So immediately I decided to try. Its was quite easy to make though. Even my baby enjoyed it.


  • Milk Powder - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Rava/semolina - 1 tbsp
  • Maida - 3 tbsp
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • Cream - 3 tbsp
  • Oil - to fry
  •  Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Saffron
  • Dried Coconut flakes
  • Almonds chopped finely

  • Sieve the milk powder, maida, semolina and baking powder.
  • Add the ghee and cream, and mix well.
  • Knead it into a soft dough and cover with a kitchen towel for 20-30 min.
  • Meanwhile, in a pan, make the sugar syrup. Make sure the sugar dissolves completely and allow it to boil. Add saffron to it. Keep it aside.
  • Make small balls out of the dough.  Heat the oil in a pan.Fry the balls in medium flame., add one by one , take it when it turns brown in colour.Later fry 3-4 balls instantly.
  •  Strain it and dip in the ready sugar syrup. Let it soak for sometime.
  • Serve it with coconut-almond mix on top. 

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  1. Belated wishes for Diwali and the Jamun looks soft. Pls check out my blog for a surprise.

  2. Wow perfectly made ones :) Loved those soft yummy balls..Well made dear!!
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  3. Hey Jillu ....congrats for your surprise gift ...
    Lovely jamuns .....looks delicious !!!

  4. Delicious and yummy jamuns... perfect for the Diwali festival.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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