Homemade Gulab Jamuns for Taste n Create

For this months Taste n Create I was paired with Parita of Parita's World. Parita has a beautiful blog and there were so many delectable dishes to choose from. In the end I decided to try these awesome Gulab Jamuns. It's my favorite sweet and I could have any number of them at a time. I make these often, but they are always from packaged mixes, so it was great making them from scratch. This is a wonderful recipe and the Jamuns were just perfect.
I made these in the afternoon, so they would be ready by the time Manoj got home but we also had some friends come over that same evening, so I had to literally hide some Jamuns so I could take a picture of them. The jamuns were gone in minutes and everyone was so surprised that I actually made them at home. Thanks Parita for this wonderful recipe.




Gulab Jamun
Ingredients:
2 cups Milk Powder
1/2 cup + 1tbs all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 tbs ghee or melted butter
oil for frying

For the sugar syrup:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp crushed cardomom seeds
few strands of saffron

Method:
Mix the milk powder, flour, baking soda and ghee till the mixture resembles crumbs.
Add milk little by little to make a soft dough. Cover and keep aside for 1/2 hour.
Make small balls of the dough ( I got 40) and deep fry on medium low heat till brown. Fry each batch for atleast 4-5 mins. The oil should not not be too hot or they will brown too quickly.
Drain on paper towels.

When frying, make the sugar syrup. Bring the water, sugar and cardamom to a boil and then simmer for 10 mins.

When all the Jamuns are fried drop them into the hot syrup and let it soak for about 4 hours.
Serve the Gulab Jamuns warm.

20 comments:

  1. I tried making home made gulab jamoon years ago and it was looking perfect, but then i soaked in sugar an kept it overnight in the fridge, next day itwas like it tripled up in size, this looks so yumm and delicious.

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  2. looks Prefect & tempting dear...Keep rocking!!!

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  3. wow wow looks gorgeous..home made jamun always the best.. Looks so tempting.

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  4. Looks absolutely delicious, very beautiful click.

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  5. OMG!! it looks nice and soft n spongy..n you made it from scratch?..way to go girl!!

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  6. Gulab jamuns sound delectable and perfectly shaped. Great choice for the event.

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  7. Perfect gulab jamus Poornima :)

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  8. Thats an amzing recipe...spotted that in paritas blog and wanted to try that ever since.....great one!

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  9. Wow... one of my all-time favt poorni..! My entry is in poll for 'SoupnJuice' event dear, if you like my entry pls do vote for me at http://momrecipies.blogspot.com/2009/09/soup-n-juice-event-poll.html

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  10. Also if you wish send some entries to my FIL-ghee event dear!

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  11. Gorgeous and soft jamuns looks fabulous!

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  12. woooooooooooooow they looks so soft and so delicious wow looking just yummmmmmmmmmmmm.

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  13. Oooo these look perfect and so yummy, i really wish i could grab few rite now :) m glad everyone enjoyed them, thanks for making these :)

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  14. looks so perfect n nice...tempting pic is making my mouth water!!

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  15. Looks yummy and delicious. Nice click.

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  17. yum yum, they simply look just as they should be, puffed up, spongy, soft and I'm sure delicious!!

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