Saturday, October 26, 2013

Easy Gulab Jamun Recipe-Bread Gulab Jamun-Diwali Sweets Recipes

Bread Gulab Jamun is very easy to prepare and is a quick alternative to the regular gulab jamuns. You can use leftover bread also for this. I have already posted Gulab Jamun prepared with ready mix. Soon I will be posting gulab jamun from scratch using khoya.  Today we will learn how to make this instant Gulab jamun using bread following our easy recipe with step wise pictures.

How make Bread Gulab Jamun

Bread Gulab Jamun

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields:6 big or 12 small Gulab jamoons
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Bread - 4 slices
   Milk - 1/3 cup

  For the sugar syrup

   Sugar -1/2 cup
   Water -1 cup
   Cardamom - 2 crushed
   Rose essence - 1/4 tsp


Boil sugar and water on low flame. Let the sugar dissolve first. Then keep the flame on medium heat, add cardamom powder and boil the sugar syrup until it becomes slightly sticky. If you touch the sugar syrup between you thumb and index finger, it should be sticky. We call this sticky consistency stage or pisiku padam in Tamil. Always keep the sugar syrup ready before frying the gulab jamuns. Add rose essence to the sugar syrup if preferred once it cools a little.


Cut the brown crust of the bread and discard it. Dip both sides of the bread in milk, then squeeze out the excess milk. Repeat for all the bread slices.


Put the squeezed out bread in a blender and blend it just for a second. Alternatively you can also knead it to a soft dough.


Divide the dough into equal parts and make smooth balls from the bread dough without applying much pressure. The gulab jamuns will turn hard, if you apply too much pressure.


Heat oil in a kadai and fry the gulab jamuns on low flame until they turn brown. Keep stirring for even browning. If you keep the flame on high, the gulab jamuns will turn brown faster but the inside will remain uncooked. So fry the gulab jamuns on very low flame.


Drop the fried gulab jamuns into the warm sugar syrup (ensure that the sugar syrup is warm and not hot or cold)


Let the gulab jamuns remain soaked in the sugar syrup for 1-2 hours. Delicious bread gulab jamuns are ready. It can be served warm or chilled. It can also be served topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Check out my Gulab Jamun Recipe using Ready made Instant Gulab Jamun Mix. You will also find lot of tips on how to make soft gulab jamuns in that post

Find a variety of Diwali Recipes (both sweets and snacks) all compiled in one place or click the thirati pal picture below to take you to that page.

Diwali Sweet Recipes

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  1. very nice, unique & easy, I always try making Gulab jaman with dry milk powder but this one seems interesting, will definitely be trying today or tomorrow :) thanks for sharing!
    p.s.. I am not a fan of sweets but rarely I love meethaaa :) :) :)

  2. Wow..Padhu really good.Such a easy and simple way of doing jamun.Kids will love it.Do visit my site dear

  3. Wonderful recipe. I prepared rasagulla today which I learnt from your blog. It came out very well. Thanks

  4. Wonderful recipie..tried this weekend...came out well..thank you :)

  5. Tried this weekend...came out well...Easy and tasty...thank u :)

  6. I love your dishes padma ....yummy and awesome.thank u so very much :)

  7. Really nice recipe. I was wondering what to prepare for my guest this weekend. You made it easy

  8. I tried it... its really awesome. .. better than ready mix..... hmmmmmm loving it....

  9. Hello mam.
    இனிய காலை வணக்கம். எனக்கு சமயல் சரியா வராது. என் அம்மாதான் சமயல் செய்வாங்க. உங்களுடைய Blog பார்த்ததும் எனக்கும் சமயல் செய்ய முடியும் என்கிற நம்பிக்கை வந்துள்ளது. நேற்று நான் Bread gulob jamoon செய்தேன். என் பிள்ளைகள் மிகவும் விரும்பி சாப்பிட்டார்கள். மிக மி நன்றி Madam

  10. Very simple recipe. I have never heard of this before but it looks and sounds yummy. The sugar syrup sounds like it is the same as caramel. I don't really care for cardamom or rose essence but I bet you could add vanilla to the sugar syrup instead.

  11. Can we try this recipe with brown bread too!

    1. White bread works best for this recipe.

  12. Great recipe... Can be made even for unexpected guests... Thanks a lot... Though I am not a fan of sweets, my husband has a sweet tooth and this one can be made easily...

  13. Hi great recipe.
    I have tried it 3 times but my jamuns turn hard and taste like bread.
    What am I doing wrong!!??
    Could you please guide

    1. You must fry it well on low heat until it turns brown as seen in the picture.

  14. What is the amount of milk and other ingredients if I take 3 pav buns? Plz tell me

  15. Thanks for your recipe..i tried it but while frying ball broke down and it was a total failure.please advise what did i do wrong while kneading? TIA

    1. There would have been too much moisture.


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