Simple Gulab Jamun

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 20
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 500 g - khoya
  • 250 g - sugar
  • 125 g - plain flour
  • 1/4 cup - milk
  • 1/4 tsp - baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch - saffron strands
  • ghee to deep fry

How to Make Simple Gulab Jamun

  • Syrup:
  • Take the sugar in a heavy pan and add water to just cover the sugar.
  • Boil and add a tbsp of milk to separate the dirt.
  • Strain and boil again.
  • The syrup is done when, while dropping from a spoon, it falls in a thin single thread.
  • Jamoons:
  • Crumble the khoya.
  • Sieve in the flour and soda together.
  • Mix in the cardamom powder and crushed saffron.
  • Mix well to form a soft dough.
  • Use as much milk as required for kneading.
  • Make balls of even size.
  • Heat the ghee very well.
  • Take off from the fire and cool a little.
  • Add some of the jamoons.
  • When they rise up, put back on fire and fry till medium brown.
  • Remove from ghee and put in the syrup. Soak for 10 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a glass bowl.
  • Repeat for all the balls.
  • When done pour the remaining syrup over the jamoons.