Today I will be making Gulab Jamun. One can say gulab jamun is the most popular and loved dessert in India. It is best described as a Indian version of donuts immersed in sweet syrup. This recipe is especially dear to me as it was very first video showcased on YouTube. To be frank I never dreamed that I will be still doing what I loved seven years later. Not everyone can say they are truly following their passion. So in this spirit I have decided I will present another version of gulab jamun. This recipe is simple yet delicious. This recipe will make sixteen gulab jamuns and will serve eight. To make gulab jamuns we will need: 1 cup non-fat milk powder 1/4 cup all purpose flour (plain flour or maida) 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 1/2 cup heavy cream For syrup we need: 1.5 cup sugar 1.5 cup water Gulab jamun is a simple and easy recipe. First I will make the dough and then make the syrup. Divide the dough into sixteen equal parts. Deep fry them and then immerse them in sugar syrup. Gulab jamun will be ready to serve. First I will make dough Milk powder All purpose flour Cardamom powder and baking soda. Mix it well. And now add the cream. And now just mix it well. This will become very soft and sticky dough. So like I said this is going to be very sticky and soft dough. So cover this and let it sit for about 10 minutes. I am ready to make the gulab jamuns. Dough has been sitting for about 10 minutes. So I will knead the dough. As you see dough has become much firm and just going to knead for few seconds. Okay this looks really nice. And I am just going to divide them into sixteen equal parts. Dough is looking really good. So just divide it into sixteen equal parts. Okay I have divided them into sixteen equal parts. And now I am going to roll them into a ball. And this is going to be about double the size after you fry them. See this is the last one. And make sure we have rolled them very smooth. I am ready to make the syrup. Bring the sugar and water to boil. Water Sugar Stir it and bring it to boil. I have heat on medium high. And as soon as sugar is dissolved we should turn off the heat. Syrup has come to boil and sugar is all dissolved. So turn off the heat. Syrup is ready and now I will fry the gulab jamuns. Heat is on low medium. I am ready to fry the gulab jamun. Frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. So first I will test the oil if it is ready. So will put a little piece of dough. And as you see oil is sizzling. And this should come up slowly. If oil is very hot they will get cooked very fast and it will not be cooked enough from inside. So oil is looking good. I am just going to fry them and as you see it has puffed up. Don’t over crowd because they are going to puff up about double in the size. I will fry them in two batches. And just keep rolling them. That way they will get fried evenly from all sides. Gulab jamun will take about 6 minutes to fry. But keep rolling so all the gulab jamuns have the same color all around And they should be brown. Gulab jamuns are ready. Very nice brown colour. I will take them out. They have to cool off little bit before you put them in the syrup. Otherwise they lose the shape. I am ready to put the gulab jamun in the syrup. Syrup should be hot but not boiling. Don’t put the gulab jamuns straight in the syrup from frying pan. Give about 5 minutes before you do that. Otherwise they will lose their shape. So I am going to add the gulab jamun. Mix them really well. Gulab jamuns are looking very good and you should soak them about 20 minutes before you serve so they have absorbed the syrup really good. Gulab jamuns are looking great. They are very addicting. Gulab jamuns are one of my favorite dessert. First they are very easy to make and then they can be served so many many different ways. My grand kids like the gulab jamun with chocolate. So you can take the gulab jamun out from the syrup
for about 10 minutes and pour the chocolate ganache over. My daughter-in-law likes the gulab jamun with coconut. So I have put some coconut over. You can make many other different ways. Another good thing about gulab jamun they have long shelf life. Enjoy! Thank You Till we meet again, check out more recipes on manjulaskitchen.com.