Gulab Jamun recipe

Gulab Jamun recipe
                                Indian sweet dessert

Gulab jamuns are Famous Indian sweet dessert in which  milk powder mixed with sooji and maida and made to soft dough,fried in oil and soaked in sugar syrup. Occasionally served on festive season.But dont wait for any festival or function.You can prepare right now and enjoy its unbelivieable  taste

For Gulab jamuns

Milk powder – 1 ½ cup
Maida – 2 tbsp
Rava or sooji – 2 tbsp
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Warm milk or water – ¼ cup
Oil for frying jamuns

For sugar syrup
Sugar – 2 ½ cups
Water – 2 cups
Cardamom – 2 crushed
Lemon juice – ½ tsp
Rose essence (optional)

Sugar syrup

Place wide opened big vessel on the stove and add in water and sugar syrup. Simmer the flame to low and boil the mixture for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes add in cardamom seeds crushed,rose essence and lemon juice into it
Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
Lemon juice helps in preventing the sugar syrup from being crystallized.
After you rolled all dough into thumblings, fry them in oil till they are golden brown.

Note:Make sure that your vessel is big enough to accomodate the jamuns as the jamuns would double in its volume after soak them in sugar syrup.

Jamun preparation

In a mixing bowl add milk powder,sooji [rava], maida [All purpose flour],baking powder,lemon juice and ghee.Crumble [rub ]the mixture in between your palm so that  all the ingredients would bind well.
Now add in the warm milk or water and make it to soft dough. Rest it for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, apply some ghee in your palm, take small dough and roll it to thumblings.
Make sure the rolled thumblings are even without any cracks.Make sure the oil is medium hot.
If it is too hot the thumblings may crack and get dark soon with out cooking inside
.To check the oil temperature, add little bit of dough into oil. If it stays at botton for 2 seconds and come up that is the right temperature.
 Once the thumblings are fried well, transfer it into paper towel to absorb excess oil.Now add them into warm sugar syrup and soak for 4 hours.

Note: Both sugar syrup and fried jamuns should be hot or warm while adding them together. Dont let them to cool down.

After four hours of soaking, the jamuns are ready to serve. Garnish it with dry nuts llike cashews,pistachios or almonds along with sugar syrup

Enjoy with your family and do share your experience with me as well.

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