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Gulab Jamun

The famous dessert which takes centre stage of every festive and celebratory dining table.

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

30 min


~18 Jamun


Gulbal Jamun:

  • 1 cup milk powder
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 20g ghee
  • Additional ghee for deep frying
  • Chopped pistachios (optional)

Sugar Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbps rose water (optional)


Sugar Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on a medium heat until boiling. Stir until mixture starts to become a sticky consistency.
  2. Take off heat immediately and stir for a few seconds.
  3. Add rosewater while sitting if you desire.
  4. Don’t let the syrup completely cool. It must stay at a warm-to-hot temperature until the Jamun is added.


  1. Combine milk powder with ghee and cardamom.
  2. Add the flour and mix together. Knead to form a soft dough.
  3. Make berry-sized balls out of the dough.
  4. Deep fry them in ghee on a medium heat, stirring gently, the balls will float once cooked.
  5. Add them directly to the sugar syrup when cooked. Allow to rest for 3 hours. 
  6. Garnish with pistachios, saffron and even rose petals, then serve.


  • 1 Cup = 240ml
  • Don’t use too much baking soda as it can cause the Jamun to crumble while frying or soaking in the sugar syrup.
  • Frying the Jamun on a very low flame will make them hard.
  • Frying the Jamun on a very high flame will make them brown without cooking well.

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