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Recipe for Gulab Jamun

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India is a land of diversities, which is well portrayed in its culture and cuisine. A land where taste changes at every 100 kms. Hence, it has a wide spectrum of food. Here we bring you an authentic Gulab Jamun Recipe from India that’s not only quick but, can be easily made at home. The Gulab Jamun recipe we listed below is most basic of Indian recipes also one of the tastiest! Trying this Gulab Jamun recipe at home is an easy way to get a delicious meal.

Here is the Authentic Gulab Jamun Recipe:

Gulab Jamun


For the Gulab Jamuns
2 cups (250 grams) hariali mava (khoya), grated
5 tablespoons plain flour (maida)
1/4 teaspoon cardamom (elaichi) powder

Other ingredients
Ghee or vanaspati for deep frying

For the sugar syrup
3 cups sugar
A few saffron strands (optional)


1. In a large pan, dissolve the sugar in 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
2. Simmer over a slow flame till the syrup is of 1 string consistency.
3. Remove any impurities which float on top of the syrup using a slotted spoon.
4. Add the saffron and keep the syrup warm.

For the Gulab Jamuns
1. In a bowl, combine the khoya, flour and cardamom powder and mix well. Knead to a firm dough without using any water.
2. Divide this mixture into 25 equal portions and roll into rounds. These should have no cracks on the surface as otherwise the Gulab Jamuns will crack while frying. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Deep fry in ghee over a slow flame till the Jamuns are golden brown in color (approximately 10 to 12 minutes).
4. Drain and immerse in the warm sugar syrup. Soak for 30 minutes.
5. Serve warm.