Gulab Jamun

For everyone who has never had the honor of trying a Gulab Jamun …I’m sorry man. You really missed out on an exotic and royal dessert. Please, I beg you to run to your nearest Desi eateries and search for them…like crazy!

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For my sisters who love and make this dish, try this super easy recipe that is fail proof!

PS – khoya or mawa milk solids made by simmering milk until all water is evaporated. You can easily make it, all it needs is about 5 minutes. Method : mix together 2 cups sweetened condensed milk with 6 to 8 tablespoons. Mix this well and refrigerate until needed. THAT’S IT.

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RECIPE

For the Gulab Jamuns:

  • Khoya 2 cups
  • Flour 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Water as required
  • Oil for frying

For the syrup:

  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Water 11/2 cup

You can also make your own Khoya easily at home with just milk powder and cream.

Instructions:

  • Combine sugar and water for the syrup. Heat the water until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • In a bowl add Khoya, Cardamom powder, baking powder and flour. Add water little by little until the mixture turns into a dough.
  • Heat the oil on medium-low flame.
  • While the oil is heating, divide the dough in 10-15 equal portions and roll it into smooth balls.
  • Now fry the balls until they turn golden brown and then add them directly into the sugar syrup.

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