Gulab Jamun

Ingredients

For Jamun-

  • 3/4 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Milk for binding
  • Oil for frying

For Sugar Syrup –

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 crushed cardamoms
  • 1/4 tsp saffron
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp rose water

Method –

  1. In a bowl, take milk powder, flour and baking powder
  2. Mix well
  3. Add 2 tbsp ghee and mix well
  4. Add milk as required to combine the dough
  5. Make a soft dough. Do not knead the dough
  6. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes
  7. Boil the sugar, water, saffron and cardamoms in a large saucepan
  8. Boil for 5 minutes until the sugar syrup becomes sticky but doesn’t attain any string consistency
  9. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice and rose water
  10. Cover and keep the sugar syrup aside
  11. Now make small balls from the dough
  12. There should be no cracks in the balls
  13. Deep fry in medium hot oil
  14. Stir continuously.
  15. Drain the oil and transfer the jamun to the hot sugar syrup
  16. Cover and rest the jamuns for 2 hours until the jamuns absorb the sugar syrup and becomes double in size

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