A sumptuous meal is always incomplete without sweets. Gulab Jamuns will be on everyone’s wish list. This fantastic, “melt in the mouth” and refreshing dessert is a perfect way to get to someone’s heart. Try this easy recipe and be amazed at what you can do with a cup of flour and sugar.
- Khoya – 1-1/2 cups
- Maida (all purpose flour) – 1 cup
- Sugar – 3 cups
- Water – 1 cup
- Cooking/Baking Soda – 3 pinches
- Cardamom powder– ¼ tsp
- Saffron – a few
- Rose water/essence – 2-3 drops
- Oil for frying
Yield: Makes about 20-25 jamuns depending on the size
Cooking time: 30 mins
Sugar Syrup For Jamuns:
1) Mix sugar and water in a broad pan and simmer on a low heat until sugar dissolves.
2) Add cardamom powder, rose essence and saffron and keep the sugar syrup on v low heat (warm not hot syrup)
1) Heat oil on a medium flame. For rich taste, Ghee and oil 50-50 can be used to deep fry.
2) Now knead the homemade Khoya, maida and the cooking soda together to form a smooth batter(few tsp. of water will be needed to get the correct batter consistency)
3) Form small balls ( lemon size ) of this batter, because the balls will expand while deep frying and become larger when soaked in syrup. Grease your palms, either with ghee or oil while making the balls to ensure smooth shaped balls. There shouldn’t be cracks visible because it will disintegrate the balls when soaked in syrup.
4) Fry the jamuns till golden brown over a low to medium flame, keeping oil temperature uniform. 3-4 jamuns can be deep fried together depending on the size
5) Once they get uniformly brown on all the sides, remove them from the oil making sure to drain the excess oil and drop it straightaway on the warm syrup on the side.
6) Let it soak for at least 1 -2 hours for them to soak the syrup.
So why don’t you try it out and munch on soft and fluffy sweet balls!
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