Mar 8, 2014

Gulab Jamun (with milk powder)

Milk based dessert, fried and soaked in rose scented sugar syrup.
Total Time......25 min (Prep - 10 min, Cook-15 min)    
Yield...............12 to 15 gulab jamuns
Level..............Easy


 Ingredients for the gulab jamun
  • 1 cup Milk Powder
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 2 tbsp Butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • A pinch of Baking soda
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
Directions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients well. Add butter and milk. Knead well and make very small balls.
  2. When the oil is low-medium hot, fry all the gulab jamuns till golden brown. Keep aside.
Ingredients for the sugar syrup
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 5 Cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp Rose water/essence
  • Pinch of Saffron strands
  • Few Pistachios
Directions
  1. In a wide and shallow pan, add all the ingredients and boil on a medium-high  flame for 5 to 7 min. (Container should be wide enough for the gulab jamuns to expand in double size & to get fully soaked)
  2. Keep stirring in between and turn off  flame when the syrup is slightly thick. Take off the cardamom pods.
  3. Transfer all the fried gulab jamuns into the syrup. Decorate with Pistachios and keep aside for at-least 2 hours.
  4. Serve hot or cold. It goes well with vanilla ice-cream too!

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