Monday, June 3, 2013


This dessert needs no introduction.. It is the most popular and preferred one in the Indian Cuisine all over the world.

Milk powder .......... 4 serving spoons
White flour ............ 1 serving spoon
Ghee ...................... 1 tbsp.
Baking powder .... 1 tsp.
Milk ...................... for kneading ( room temperature)
Sugar .................. 1 cup.
Cardamoms ........ 4-5
Kesar ................... a pinch
Oil to fry


1. Add one and quarter cup water to the sugar and boil to make syrup. Add cardamoms and saffron to the syrup.

2. Mix the milk powder, white flour, baking powder and ghee and knead with milk

3. Make round balls and deep fry them.(make the oil medium hot and reduce the flame before putting gulab jamuns)

4. Keep turning them continuously to get the even colour.

5. Put them into the syrup and let them soak till soft.( about 10 - 12 hours)

(Makes about 20 medium sized gulab jamuns)

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you will try the recipe. Do send your feedback if you try it out.

      Do check out the other desserts too. Just click on the label titled "Sweet Tooth".

  2. Shobha,these gulab jamuns are so perfectly round and have such a smooth texture and a lovely color too,they look better than the store bought.I love the silver thali and the presentation:)

  3. yummy and must try it i make little variation if u used paneer in it it will taste more

    1. I have been making them this way since 40 years..

  4. Am sure after doing home made jamuns, we never will buy the ready made ones... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats

  5. Delicious homemade gulab jamun. Looks awesome.

  6. wow!looks sooo tempting!all time fav...Shobha!u have a wonderful space dear!!!

  7. Hi Di Luv the recipe.... Can u plzz tell me which Milk powder do we use, Whole Milk powder or Non Fat Milk powder? Kindly reply. Thxx.

    1. Hi Namrata, use full cream milk powder.. If you are in India you can make use of Amulya.

  8. Hi Di Thxx for ur reply. M in the US and we get Klim nd Nido which is whole Milk pwd. Do we use melted ghee? Kindly reply. Thxx. :)

    1. Namrata, Nido is fine .. I use it for all my desserts..
      Yes use melted ghee but at room temperature.. not too hot.

  9. These look delicious white flour do you mean all purpose flour or chapatti flour?

  10. i made it with pancake mix, this looks yummy


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