Gulab Jamun for Indian cooking October Challenge

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We are so used to the ready made Gulab Jamun mix,the thought about making this from scratch never occurred to me.Thanks Srivalli for this one...this was indeed a wonderful challenge and i enjoyed making them.I made them twice,played a li'l with the shapes.A must try sweet!!!!

Gulab(less) Jamun from The Yum Blog

Makes: around 25 jamuns


Khova – 11/2 cups/ 1 recipe
Maida – 1 cup
Sugar – 3 cups (if you want excess syrup i.e floating jamuns increase by a cup)
Water – 1 cup (increase if you’re increasing sugar)
Cooking Soda – 3 pinches
Cardamom – 4 pods
Saffron leaves – a few
Oil – 1 cup (for deep frying)


1. Combine sugar and water in a flat bottomed broad pan and simmer on a low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cardamom powder and saffron leaves and remove from fire.
2. Knead khova, maida and soda and quickly shape into balls.
3. Heat oil on a medium flame. Fry the jamuns till golden brown over a low to medium flame, keeping oil temperature uniform. Oil should not smoke.
4. Drain the jamuns and soak in the warm sugar syrup.

Serve the jamuns after half an hour.

Verdict: They are delicious,very soft and easy to make.


shanthi November 15, 2009 at 11:01 PM  

lovely presentation and soft. Please pass on the bowl to me

Parita November 15, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

I too made them first time from scratch and now i feel they are so much better than the readymade mixes ones and easy too :-)
Your gulab jamuns look superb..especially the last click :-)

Akal's Saappadu November 16, 2009 at 1:26 AM  

they look perfect, nice texture and spongy; delicious!!

Priya November 16, 2009 at 2:58 AM  

Woww Nithya, tempting and spongy jamuns looks fantastic.

Sanghi November 16, 2009 at 3:33 AM  

Wow..Wow.. Yum yum jamuns dear! Pic looks soo perfect!;)

Chitra November 16, 2009 at 3:33 AM  

Wow, tat looks mouthwatering nithya ..very well tried :)

Shama Nagarajan November 16, 2009 at 4:10 AM  

yummy delicious jamun

Gita November 16, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

Gorgeous and soft gulab jamuns Nithya :)

sowmya.s November 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

they look so perfect..very true,,have never tried this way because of the readymade packets..but am sure going to do so now..

jayasri November 17, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

A big WOW, they look simply delicious no, no, Gorgeous, lovely click you are not just a good baker, that is absolutely well done, just the look of it says, it's very soft

Anonymous November 25, 2009 at 7:56 AM  

it looks delicious!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


Daisy Blue March 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

Wow thats so juicy and slurpy...first time here.. nice blog...

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