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Baked Gulab Jamun (Indian Dumplings in Syrup)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This a traditional Indian dessert, baked instead of fried. My family has made this recipe for generations and it's one of our favorites."
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37 m servings 120
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 gulab)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine milk powder and flour in a bowl. Add butter; beat together until creamy and blended. Add just enough milk to make a firm dough. Shape dough into 18 small balls and arrange on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until gulab are lightly browned, 12 to 20 minutes.
  4. Combine confectioners' sugar, white sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until sugars dissolve and consistency is syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Transfer gulab to the saucepan; let soak in the warm syrup, at least 10 minutes. Let cool before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Self-rising flour can be substituted with 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 120 calories; 1.5 24.1 3 5 92 Full nutrition

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I made this! Great starter recipe, but needs a few tweaks to be perfect! I replaced the flour with King Arthur's gluten-free all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and the dessert st...