Friday, September 2, 2011

Gulab Jamun- Gulab Jamun Recipe-How to make Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamun is a very popular dessert in India. Thought the recipe sounds very simple, there are a few tricks to be followed to make tasty and soft Gulab Jamuns. Today let us learn how to prepare Gulab jamuns following this easy gulab jamun recipe.

Instant Gulab JamunIngredients needed
For 20 -25 gulab jamuns
Gulab Jamun flour - 1 packet - 200 grams (available readymade)
Oil for deep frying

For making sugar syrup

Sugar -2 1/2 cups
Water - 3 cups
Cardamom pods -3 peeled or crushed

Method to prepare sugar syrup

In a big pan, mix sugar, water and 2-3 crushed cardamoms.

Bring it to boil and stir until the sugar dissolves completely and syrup becomes slightly sticky. Do not boil too much. Keep it aside.

Method to make Gulab jamun

1. First mix the gulab jamun flour well with your hands to remove all lumps.

2. Then add water (according to the instructions on the pack) and make a soft pliable dough. Let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Divide the dough equally and make small balls without any creases. This is very important.


4. Heat oil and fry the gulab jamuns in medium heat so that the inside of the gulab jamun will also get cooked well. Keep stirring it gently for even cooking and browning. Remove with a slotted ladle when it becomes dark brown in color.

5. Allow the gulab jamuns to cool off a little, before dropping them in hot sugar syrup.

6. Let all the Gulab jamuns remain soaked in the sugar syrup for 1 hour. It can be served hot or cold.

If preferred, you can top it with vanilla ice cream and enjoy. Personally I love it hot.

Note

I have given the important points to be kept in mind in bold. Do not fry the gulab jamuns in high heat as it will get browned quickly but the inside will not be cooked properly.

Allow it to cool a little before dropping them in the hot sugar syrup.

Heat the sugar syrup before dropping the gulab jamuns, if it has become cold. 


Now that Diwali is round the corner, try making these easy Gulab jamuns at home and enjoy. 

Do check out my Easy Bread Gulab Jamun also.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com



9 comments:

  1. One of my fav sweet dis,thanks for the recipe

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  2. beautiful presentation and awesome recipe.

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  3. An all time fav, classic indian sweet...Looks so soft & droolworthy!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. drools, Padhu! this is always a preferred dessert be it at home or at restaurants - I made it from scratch once - but have not tried with the pack yet

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  5. Delicious jamuns...My all time favorite

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  6. Just want to prepare..So came to the blog for as usual exact and perfect step wise receipes...Jamun came out well as per ur instruction...Yummy jamuns are ready...

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  7. hi how to make dough & balls without creases? can u help me with some pic?

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