Gulab Jamun (homemade!)
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Gulab Jamun Recipe

In its authentic preparation, mawa is the key ingredient but its not generally readily available and you need to prepare it at home. If you are staying at a place where mawa is not easily available or you don’t want to make it at home, we recommend you to try this gulab jamun with milk powder recipe as milk powder is easily available at every grocery store.

Try a different version of one of India’s most loved sweet, Gulab Jamun. So, if you have milk powder at home, you can easily turn it into Mawa and make those delicious, soft and sweet Gulab Jamuns. So to make things easier, this  recipe explains how to make Gujab Jamun with milk powder.

Gulab Jamun Recipe :


Milk Powder – 1/2 cup
Maida (all purpose flour) – 1 tablespoon
Baking Soda – A pinch
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Milk – 2-3 tablespoons
Pistachios – 5 (Finely chopped)
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom pods – 3 Green
Water – 1½ cups
Lemon Juice – 1-2 drops
Oil for deep frying


Step 1:

Mix together water, sugar and crushed cardamoms. Boil the syrup until it turns slghtly sticky. Switch off before it goes to a 1 string consistency. Add lemon juice and mix. Set aside to keep it hot.

Step 2:

Mix together flour, milk powder and baking soda. Either sieve it or mix uniformly. Add ghee and mix well. Add milk of this to the flour mixture. Begin to bring the flour together to make a dough.

Step 3:
The dough turns sticky. Grease your fingers and make a ball. Make 8 to 10 equal sized balls and heat up the pan with ghee or oil. Also check if the syrup is hot. If it is not hot, heat it up a bit. It must be hot and not very hot.

Step 4:

When the ghee is just medium hot, add the balls. Make sure the oil is not very hot else the gulab jamuns will brown without cooking well.

Step 5:

Fry the balls until golden stirring uniformly.

Step 6:

Add them to the hot syrup. Allow them to rest for 2 hours and serve. Garnish with pistachios.

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