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Bread Gulab Jamun

The festival of lights is here and on this auspicious day may god bless you with happiness, prosperity and success. Wishing you a Happy Diwali!

It’s also the time to savor on some sweets/methai.   On that note here’s a recipe of Gulab Jamun which is made from bread.
A recipe from Nithya’s Nalabagam, is delicious and quick to make too. I have not made any change to the recipe except for adding in Rose water to the sugar syrup. 
You need –
  • Milk bread – 4 slices, edges trimmed
  • Milk – 2.5 tablespoons
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Rose water – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cardamom – 2 pods
  • Saffron – a good pinch, soaked in 1 tablespoon warm water.
  • Oil/ghee – to deep fry
How to –
 
In a food processor, crumble the bread slices. In bowl mix the crumbled bread and milk and knead with your palms to a soft dough. Make small equal sized balls. set aside.
 
In a sauce pan add the sugar, water, and cardamom. Bring to a rolling boil and turn off the heat. Add the rose water and stir well.
 
Heat a oil in frying pan/ skillet. Over a medium heat deep fry the bread balls till brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
 
Soak the fried balls in the sugar syrup for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
 
Garnish with soaked saffron and serve.