Gulab jamun – Black and Brown

Gulab jamun is a milk-solid-based South Asian sweet, particularly popular in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It is a traditional Indian dessert. Spongy milky balls soaked in rose scented syrup. Delicious with fresh cream, Kulfi, ice cream etc.

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Ingredients

  1. Khoya /mawa-1cup
  2. Milk powder-1cup
  3. Maida/plain flour–1tbspn
  4. semolina-1tbspn
  5. Sugar -1cup
  6. Cardamom powder-1tsp
  7. Baking soda – a pinch
  8. Chopped nuts
  9. Milk:4-5 tsp
  10. Oil-for frying and 2-3 tsp for adding to mixture

Recipe with khoya:

  1. Take khoya and separate a tbspn of it aside . Now to the rest of the khoya add 1 tbspn of maida and baking soda and knead into a soft dough by adding 3-4 tsp of warm Milk
  2. Now add the finely chopped nuts to the separated 1tbspn of khoya and keep aside
  3. Meanwhile add 1 cup of sugar with 1n half cup of water and let it boil until one string consistency is reached (if you place a drop of it between two fingers and pull apart one thin string will be formed) .then add cardamom powder and keep aside
  4. Now use the soft dough to form multiple smallballs after filling or placing a pinch of nuts mixture in the center and then shaping it in small round shape 
  5. Once you finish making all balls or mini gulab jamuns. Heat oil on a low flame just that it should be very mild hot.
  6. Now fry your gulab jamuns on a very low flame by shaking the oil surrounding the gulab jamun with a spoon very gently so that it is cooked well from within and turns dark brown i.e if you want black gulab jamun and very light golden brown if you want to have brown ones
  7. Immediately soak them into the sugar syrup atleast for an hour
  8. And enjoy hot or cold as per your choice
  9. Now you can directly make your gulab jamuns without making khoya  and you can add a little semolina to raise the texture of it a bit.Everything else remains same except the dough making.

Recipe with milk powder:

  1. Take 1 cup of milk powder , semolina,plain flour ,oil and a pinch of baking soda and knead into a soft dough by adding little milk 
  2. Now use the dough for making small dough balls
  3. Rest follow the same steps as above.

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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