Hey people i was encouraged by my husband to do this post. He has a sweet tooth and (High BP) too...he is an IT professional. My hubby loves this thing and always orders up 2 plates of gulab jamun, so i thought why not make it at home. Besides we spend so much money to eat out, so thought i could save some money on that and spend on shopping...yippeee.....Also my MIL always sends homemade ghee which i use only for tadka..I'm gonna make some serious sweets...
Ingredients for gulab jamun :
Non sweetened Khoya= 2 cups
Maida= 5 tbs
Cardamom (elaichi) powder = a big pinch
Baking soda = 1 pinch
Water = 1/2 cup
Ingredients for sugar syrup :
Sugar = 1 Kg ( add 1 cup extra if you want the syrup to be sweeter i like mine with less sweet)
Water = 1 liter
Rose essence or cardamom powder can be used to flavor the sugar syrup.
How to : I have added in a step by step pic
|Make a very loose dough of the ingredients listed under gulab jamun dough|
|Take sugar and add equal amount of water to it|
|Heat the sugar syrup for about 5-6 mins|
|I have taken Kishmish, you could also use pista...to stuff inside the jamuns..|
|Like this you have to stuff it inside|
|Now make small balls of the dough..|
|sugar syrup is also ready....|
|Add the fried gulab jamuns immediately into the sugar syrup|
|There you go..its all yours to eat......|
- The sugar syrup attains the consistency in the first 5-6 mins.if you keep heating it again the syrup becomes watery.
- The dough should be very loose and soft.don't knead it like you would do atta for roti..
- Use a wide container to make the syrup so that there is lot of space for your jamuns to soak.