Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones!

Diwali / Deepavali – the festival of lights! Everything about Diwali is associated with joyous moments – beautiful rangolis, fireworks, shopping, food and those beautiful sweets. For now, I will concentrate on the last bit – the sweets! The legend says Diwali is the triumph of good over evil, and this all about the good stuff – the melt-in-your-mouth Gulab Jamuns.

You need –

For the dough:

  • Full fat milk powder – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour – ¼ cup
  • Baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • Warm milk – 4 tablespoons
  • Ghee – 2 teaspoon

 For the sugar syrup:

  • Caster sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 ½ cups
  • Green cardamom – 3
  • Few drop of lime juice
  • Rose essence – 2 drops

Gulab Jamun


How to –

To make the sugar syrup, in a sauce pan add the sugar, water, cardamom and bring to a boil, stirring constantly till the sugar has dissolved. Continue to boil till the syrup is slight thick. Now add a few drops of lime juice and rose essence. Stir well and remove from the heat.

while the syrup is boiling, make the dough, in a large bowl put the milk powder, flour, baking soda and mix well. Add the ghee and mix well. Now gradually add the milk little at a time and kneed to smooth and soft dough

Divide the dough and roll into a walnut sized smooth balls. Make sure there are no cracks.


Heat a oil in frying pan/ skillet. Over a medium heat deep fry the balls till golden brown. Remove the balls with a slotted spoon and Soak them in the sugar syrup for at least 30-45 minutes.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Gulab Jamun


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