9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Gulab Jamun

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gulab Jamun

I have always made gulab jamun from the ready mix and this time South vs. North Challenge has made me do it from scratch!!! It was little intimidating for me but a big learning.. Now no more ready mix Jamuns in my house. This one is so good, so delicious and so perfect!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the process of making it.

Milk Powder - 1 cup
Ravai / Semolina - 1 1/2 table spoon
Maida - 3 table spoon
Baking Powder - A pinch
Ghee - 3 table spoons
Milk - 3 to 5 table spoons
Oil - to fry
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Rose Water - a few drops
Milk - 1 table spoon (optional) - for the syrup
Lemon Juice - 1 tea spoon

Soak ravai in 3 table spoons of warm water for 5 minutes
Sieve together milk powder, maida and baking powder well
Now add the soaked ravai and crumble the mixture with the palms
Add ghee and again crumble the mixture with the palms until all the mixture is well mixed
Now slowly add milk and make it to a dough. Do not knead the dough. Just put them together.
Set aside for 15 minutes covered
Heat sugar and water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes and add lemon juice and rose water and keep the flame on very low
Make crack free small balls from the dough
Heat oil in a pan to very medium heat and add the balls slowly and cook until the balls are golden brown. Oil should not be too hot as the jamuns will not cook inside.
Generally jamuns would take around 7 to 10 minutes of frying to get cooked. If it is reaching color before then, then the flame is too hot and there is a good chance that the inside is not cooked completely
Now dip the golden balls inside the sugar syrup and allow it to soak in it for 1.5 to 2 hours
Garnish with nuts or serve as is.. Serve warm or on room temperature. You could also serve it with vanilla ice cream

Couple of points to note
1. I used non fat milk powder
2. The oil should not be too hot and the right temperature would be when the balls sit on the bottom of the oil for a few seconds before it sizzles and starts floating.
3. Rotate the oil gently with the spatula before adding the balls and it will help even coloring and cooking. Continue to rotate the oil after adding the balls but without touching them
4. Jamuns should be soaked in the sugar syrup for at least 1 hour.
5. When adding the jamuns to the syrup, the syrup must be hot or very warm
6. Adding lemon juice to the sugar syrup ensures that the sugar does not crystalize
7. You can add milk to the sugar syrup when it comes to a boil and remove the impurities

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  1. wow , it looks glossy.. love it :)

  2. Such beautiful looking Jamuns ! Awesome :-)

  3. Looks yum and delicious.. Perfectly made dear.. :)

  4. That glossy jamuns are just teasing me..They looks so yum and loved the tips Sowmya...Looks so perfect with an evenly blended color too :) Good work :)
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  5. lovely jamuns :) you have made them perfect

  6. wow ... perfect looking gulab jamuns.. and look at the color and texture sooo spongy and juicy .love these perfect clicks... well done sowmya :)

  7. this is my all time favorite Indian dessert - yours looks perfect!

  8. wow! perfect looking gulab Jamun

  9. What lovely clicks showing the perfect gloss and its looking so so yum.

  10. Thanks for lovely post and gulab jamun

  11. Jamuns look perfect Soumya. good tips too. do visit my space in your free time. glad to follow you.

  12. Looks perfect and yummy!!! :) thanks for the encouraging comment, soumya :)

  13. wonderful sow. u have made it so lovely looking i wish i can grab the plate now
    well done

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  14. Yummy and delicious.all the best.

  15. I literally drooled at your gulab jamun...owh my!!! :D~~~~~

  16. Love the glossy effect,jamuns looks perfect.

  17. Super droolworthy jamuns, juicy and spongy.

  18. Sowmya,regarding your question about channadal event,yea u can prepare with besan flour.

  19. Very simple and easy to do. I would definitely try it.

  20. Very simple and easy to do method for a learner like me. The additional points mentioned are helpful.


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