Gulab Jamun

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This is a traditional Indian dessert. Spongy milky balls soaked in rose scented syrup. Delicious with fresh cream, Kulfi, ice cream etc. To make it even more fancy, sprinkle gold-leaf on top of each serving.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry milk powder

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter), melted

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins (Optional)

  • 1 pinch ground cardamom

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for deep frying

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 7 fluid ounces water

  • 1 teaspoon rose water

  • 1 pinch ground cardamom

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the milk powder, flour, baking powder, and cardamom. Stir in the almonds, pistachios and golden raisins. Mix in the melted ghee, then pour in the milk, and continue to mix until well blended. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

  2. In a large skillet, stir together the sugar, water, rose water and a pinch of cardamom. Bring to a boil, and simmer for just a minute. Set aside.

  3. Fill a large heavy skillet halfway with oil. Heat over medium heat for at least 5 minutes. Knead the dough, and form into about 20 small balls. Reduce the heat of the oil to low, and fry the balls in one or two batches. After about 5 minutes, they will start to float, and expand to twice their original size, but the color will not change much. After the jamun float, increase the heat to medium, and turn them frequently until light golden. Remove from the oil to paper towels using a slotted spoon, and allow to cool. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool slightly.

  4. Place the balls into the skillet with the syrup. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, squeezing them gently to soak up the syrup. Serve immediately, or chill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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