How to Cook Perfect Gulab jamun recipe

Gulab jamun recipe. In a large bowl, stir together the milk powder, flour, baking powder, and cardamom. Stir in the almonds, pistachios and golden raisins. Mix in the melted ghee, then pour in the milk, and continue to mix until well blended.

Gulab jamun recipe It's a popular dessert recipe across India—if there is one dessert that you can find at all weddings, parties and festivals, along with kheer, it. Gulab jamun is a classic Indian sweet made with milk solids, sugar, rose water & cardamom powder. It is very famous & is enjoyed in most festive and celebration meals. You can cook Gulab jamun recipe using 9 ingredients and 17 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Gulab jamun recipe

  1. Prepare cups of Sugar 1½.
  2. You need cups of Water 2½.
  3. You need 8-10 of Saffron Strands (kesar), optional.
  4. It’s 4 of Green Cardamom Pods (or 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder).
  5. Prepare 100 gms of Pack of Gits Gulab Jamun Ready Mix (or any other brand).
  6. It’s 3-4 tablespoons of Milk or Water.
  7. You need 2 tablespoons of chopped Pistachio or Almonds, optional.
  8. You need 10 of Saffron Strands (kesar), optional.
  9. You need of Oil or Ghee, for deep frying.

For the gulab jamun: Sift the milk powder, flour and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add the cream, lemon juice and ghee. Shape the dough into marble-sized balls (jamuns) that are smooth and creaseless. At first, for preparing dough for gulab jamun using milk powder pour ghee into the frying pan.

Gulab jamun recipe step by step

  1. Take 1½ cups sugar, 4 green cardamom pods, 8-10 saffron strands and 2½ cups water in a deep pan..
  2. Stir until sugar dissolves and bring it to boil over medium flame. When it comes to rolling boil, reduce flame to low and cook it until syrup turns little sticky, it will take around 10-12 minutes. When syrup is ready, turn off the flame.
  3. Take a 100gms pack of Gits Gulab Jamun Ready Mix. (You can use any brand of ready mix.).
  4. Open the packet and transfer it's content to a wide mouthed bowl..
  5. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of milk evenly over it..
  6. Mix it together gently using your hand. Do not worry if mixture turns sticky..
  7. Knead the mixture into smooth and soft dough. If mixture turns dry, add few tablespoons of milk and knead again..
  8. Prepare the dry fruit and saffron stuffing. Take chopped pistachio and saffron strands in a small plate. This is an optional process and you can skip this..
  9. Divide dough into 18-20 equal sized small portions. Take one portion and make a round shaped ball from it (Grease your palms with ghee or oil to prevent dough from sticking to your skin while making balls). Press it a little between your palms and give it a flat pattie like shape as shown in the picture. Put a 5-6 pieces of chopped pistachio and a strand of saffron in the center..
  10. Fold together edges such that it wraps the filling around it and make a round shaped ball from it. Make sure that ball has smooth surface..
  11. Make remaining balls in a same way. Cover the balls with wet cloth while you are making balls from remaining dough portions to prevent them from drying..
  12. While you are making the balls, take oil/ghee in a deep frying pan and put it to heat over medium flame so that when you are done preparing balls, oil will be almost ready for deep frying them. Before proceeding to deep fry them, check whether oil/ghee is hot enough for deep frying – drop a small portion of mixture in oil and if it comes on the surface immediately without changing the colour, oil/ghee is ready..
  13. If it turns brown immediately then oil is too hot and you need to reduce the heat to let to cool a bit, if it drops to the bottom, you need to heat it a bit longer. Add 3-4 balls in hot oil from the side and deep fry them over medium-low flame, stir occasionally to get even golden brown colour on all sides. If required, increase or decrease the flame to low or medium to maintain the even temperature and deep fry evenly..
  14. Drain jamuns using slotted spoon and transfer them over kitchen napkin on a plate. Let them cool for 4-5 minutes before adding them to sugar syrup. As you can see in the picture, the size of the the jamuns increases after deep frying. Deep fry the remaining balls.
  15. Darm the sugar syrup by heating it over medium flame for around 4-5 minutes. Turn off the flame and add deep fried jamuns in it and keep them in syrup for at least 1-2 hours before serving. In photo you can see how the size of jamuns deep fried in the first batch has increased compared to the ones deep fried in the second batch (two small jamuns near top of the photo are from second batch)..
  16. Notice the size of jamun at different stages of preparation – raw, after deep frying and after absorption of sugar syrup. Gulab Jamun with ready mix can now ready for serving. Serve it warm or put them in the refrigerator and serve chilled..
  17. Gulab jamun is ready..

Melt the ghee in low flame. Traditionally, one of the main ingredients for gulab jamun dough is khoya (also known as khoa, or mawa), a form of dried milk that's prepared by simmering a large and wide pot of milk slowly over several hours until all the water evaporates, leaving behind the milk solids. Gulab jamun doesn't need any introduction! In its authentic preparation, mawa is the key ingredient but its not generally readily available and you need to prepare it at home. So to make things easier, this step by step photo recipe explains how to make Gujab Jamun with milk powder.

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