Gulab Jamun Recipe | Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder

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Gulab Jamun Recipe
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Today’s post is about Gulab Jamun Recipe / Gulab Jamun with milk powder which is a very famous dessert known to everyone and doesn’t need any introduction. Until last year, I used to buy ready made mixes from stores to prepare jamuns and it is quiet expensive too. It was my long time wish to prepare it from scratch. I was not satisfied with my first trail, as I made some mistakes in proportion, but the second time, I made some changes and got it right. Usually gulab jamuns are prepared with khoya but this recipe calls for milk powder which is easily available everywhere.

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Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder

Gulab Jamun Recipe | Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder

Recipe Cuisine:  Indian |  Recipe Category: Dessert / Sweet
Preparation + Cook Time: 50 minutes  |  Makes : 25 to 30

  • Milk powder – 1 Cup
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 2 to 3 tblsp
  • Curd / Yogurt – 2 tblsp
  • Baking soda – 2 Pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tblsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Oil / Ghee – For deep frying
  • Almonds / Pistachios – For garnishing
For the sugar syrup
  • Sugar – 1.5 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Cardamom – 4 Pods
  • Saffron – Few strands (optional)
  • Rose Essence – 2 Drops

1. First get ready with the ingredients. Sift maida, milk powder, baking soda and salt. This step is optional, but it helps in even mixing.
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2. Add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Then add curd.
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3. Now add ghee and mix everything well. Knead the dough very gently only with your fingers. Just knead it lightly to form a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, then add 2 tsp of maida. Cover it and keep by side for 10 minutes. By the mean time prepare the sugar syrup.
Gulab Jamun Recipe Steps34. Add sugar and water in a large vessel. Boil it for about 10 minutes in medium flame until sugar dissolves completely. Stir occasionally till it becomes slightly thick. No one string consistency is required. Switch off flame.
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5. Now add crushed cardamom, saffron and rose essence. Pinch a small portion of dough, apply little oil on your palms and roll into even sized balls. Don’t make the balls bigger, as it gets doubled in size.
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6. Make the balls without any cracks. If the balls develop crack, then knead the dough again with 1 tsp of milk / curd. Heat oil in a pan and when the oil is hot enough drop few balls carefully. Flip the balls carefully with a slotted ladle for even browning. Cook in medium flame only, else it doesn’t gets cooked inside. Adjust the flame accordingly.
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7. Add the Gulab jamuns to the warm sugar syrup. The jamuns absorb the sugar syrup very soon and give atleast 2 hours soaking time.
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Serve this delicious gulab jamun with mlik powder warm or chilled.


Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder

Gulab Jamun With Milk Powder


1. Don’t use sour curd, fresh curd works best for this Gulab Jamun recipe. It gives softness to the Jamuns.
2. Don’t add maida more, it will turn the jamuns hard.
3. Never knead the dough tightly, else it make the jamuns dense and hard.
4. Ghee can also be used for frying jamuns,which adds nice flavour.
5. If the dough is too sticky, add 2 tsp of maida for binding.
6. If the balls cracks while rolling, add 1 tsp of curd / milk to avoid dryness.
7. To check the oil temperature, drop a small pinch of dough in oil, if it raises immediately the oil temperature is perfect.

8. Always fry the jamuns in medium flame, otherwise it would have not cooked inside and gets burnt outside very soon.
9. Sugar syrup should be warm, while adding jamuns. It should not be too hot else the jamuns will shrinks.
10. Addition of rose essence and saffron is optional, but it lends excellent aroma to the gulab jamun with milk powder.

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Gulab Jamun Recipe

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen on February 18, 2017

    Your gulab jamuns look so perfect, Priya. Love that you made it with milk powder.

    • posted by Priya Santhamohan on February 18, 2017

      Thank you Anu for your comments.


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