Gulab Jamun Recipe

 I have a lot of memories from my childhood, but the most remembering is making sweets for special events. Everything is fresh in my mind when my grandmother asks for help from my mother in making sweets. Making sweets are a tradition in eastern countries. There were a lot of sweet recipes with along preparation time in the past. As time goes people have less time to make time to take traditional recipes. But till nowadays, I am still in love with the taste of my grandmother's traditional recipes. Especially in the winter season, my grandmother's recipes with clarified butternuts and brown sugar gives the feel of a warm blanket.

There is no event completed without sweets. Even we make our festive functions or events memorable by sharing sweets. Sweets are delightful and cute; it helps smile on everyone's face. I love cooking and always try to make different recipes from all traditions. If you know how to make sweets or desserts? You can win a lot in your life, especially the hearts of your loved ones. For once, I attended an event about Indian culture and cooking. There were a lot of colorful sweets and desserts; their fascinating taste, color, and texture forced me to try them at home.So finally the day comes; let’s go with me a star to make Indian dessert

Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab jamun

Gulab jamun is one of most favorite sweets in India. It’s a combination of milk, nuts, sugar, and butter; if you get a chance to attend an Indian event, you will see Gulab jamun there. Gulab jamun is the combination of two Hindi words. Gulab means 'red rose' and Jamun means 'barriers .'It means something looks round-shaped, red or brown colored. Yes, Gulab jamun is small round balls dipped in super sweet syrup of sugar.

Ingredients for sugar dip  

·         White Sugar 1 and a half cup

·         Water 1 and a half cup

·         Whole Green Cardamom 2-3 pods

·         Lemon Juice,  1-2 drops optional

Ingredients for Gulab jamun

·         All-purpose/ White Flour  1/3 cup

·         powdered Milk 1/3 cup

·         Baking powder one pinch

·         Clarified butter 1 tablespoon

·         Milk 2-3 tablespoons

·         Oil 2 cups for frying

How to prep?

Sugar syrup

·         Please put a pan on medium flame; pour water, add sugar, Cardamom, and lemon juice.

·         Stir it continuously for 10-12 minutes

·         When it turns sticky; turn off the heat

·         Set it aside for cooling

Prep of Gulab jamun

·         Please take a bowl; whisk the dry milk powder, all-purpose flour, and baking soda.

·         Mix all powdered ingredients and add a tablespoon of clarified butter

·         Mix it well; add 2 tablespoons of milk and mix gently

·         Add more milk if required

·         Make the dough and set it aside for 10 minutes

·         Spray oil on your hands; make small bolls 

·         Please take a pan; pour cooking oil, and turn on the heat

·         When oil reaches the proper temperature, drop one by one round ball

·         Stir carefully

·         When Gulab jamun turns to a golden brown; take it off from the frying pan

·         Drop them into sugar syrup

·         Garnish with gold or silver leaves

·         It ready to serve


·         Please don't overcook the sugar syrup. Otherwise, it will be hard after cooling, and sugar crystals will appear. 

·         Please don't over knead the dough; if you do, Gulab jamun will soak oil during frying.

·         Fry on low-medium heat, not on high flame

·         You can add saffron in sugar syrup to enhance the color and flavor.


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