Gulab jamun is one of the famous Indian dessert traditionally made from khoya which is nothing but milk solids. The people from different parts of India prepare this sweet dish for their festive and it is common all year round. This soft gulab jamun dessert finds its place in all Indian weddings, birthday parties, potlucks, and in any buffet meals. This is soft, juicy, tasty, and melt-in-mouth sweet that can be made with few ingredients available at home.
Gulab jamun is a classic deep-fried milk sweet soaked in cardamom and rose flavored sugar syrup. This sweet is traditionally made with khoya(milk solid) or with instant ready-made mix bought at stores. The word Gulab means rose and Jamun means berry in Hindi.
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About Gulab Jamun
The recipe given below uses milk powder, all-purpose flour, semolina, baking powder, and milk to make a dough. This dough is then fried and then soaked in cardamom flavored sugar syrup. This is an easy home-style recipe which results in soft, smooth, crack less, juicy, and airy jamuns and tastes delicious. This dish is the perfect dessert for any party, festival, or can be enjoyed even on a regular day.
Gulab Janum Recipe video instructions
I have shared easy, detailed video instructions below to make this soft and juicy Gulab Janum at home. And I believe it will help you prepare and enjoy this sweet. For a quick reference, you could also find the Gulab Jamun recipe in story format.
How to make perfect soft and juicy crack less Gulab Jamun?
The key to getting perfect Jamun is making the dough in the right consistency. The dough should have enough moisture and it should be in semi-solid consistency. Do not knead the dough. The dough should rest for at least 10 minutes before shaping into balls.
Always fry the Gulab Jamun dough in medium heat which helps the jamuns to cook evenly. Do not cook in high heat which results in hard and cracked jamuns
Always allow the fried Jamuns to cool down to room temperature before adding it to the hot sugar syrup. This results in juicy and moist Gulab jamuns.
- 2 cup Milk Powder
- 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp Semolina, or rava
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 Cardamom
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 2½ cup Water
- Oil, for frying
To Prepare Gulab Jamun Dough
- In a bowl, add milk powder, Rava, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and ghee
- Gradually add milk in batches and combine all the ingredients well
- Make sure the consistency of the dough is semi-liquid
- Cover and rest the dough for 10 minutes
- Open the wrap and grease your hands with oil or ghee to avoid stick off the dough
- Divide the dough into equal parts and roll the dough into medium-sized balls with the help of your hands
To Fry the Dough
- In a frying pan with medium heat, pour oil and add gulab jamun dough one by one
- Fry the dough and flip it on and off
- Continue to do so until the dough turns golden brown in color
- Remove the balls from the oil and allow it to cool down to room temperature
To Prepare Sugar Syrup
- In a wide bottom pan with medium heat, add sugar, water, and cardamom pods and allow the sugar to dissolve completely
- Let the syrup to boil, squeeze lemon juice, and mix well
To Soak The Gulab Jamun
- Add the fried gulab jamun balls into it one by one
- Simmer the heat and close the pan with a lid for 2 minutes
- Switch off the heat and let it soak for 2 hours
- Open the lid and the gulab jamun and notice that it is doubled in its size
- Serve the delicious juicy gulab jamun immediately. Alternatively, you could refrigerate it to enjoy for the next 3 to 4 days
- To make perfect gulab jamun without cracks, make the dough into a semi-solid consistency
- Applying oil or ghee in palms before shaping the dough helps to shape it without any cracks
- Shaping doughs into medium-sized balls gives a bigger jamuns after soaking it in the sugar syrup
- Adding lemon juice to the sugar syrup helps to avoid crystallization of sugar
- This gulab jamun can be stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 12mgSodium 90mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 0gSugar 40gProtein 3g
Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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