Gulab Jamun - Fool Proof recipe

Gulab Jamun - Fool Proof Recipe 

And FINALLY I hit the 5K followers on Instagram .. Alhamdulilah ❤ 
I am completely out of words, I literally had tears of happiness when I refreshed and saw the 5K! Alhamdulilah.. This is all because of you guys! ❤ 

Each of your likes, comment, share and words of encouragement has pushed me to do more and has put me where I am now. This was not something that happened overnight. Days, months and couple of years hardwork, countless sleepless night to write my blog when the toddler catches some sleep (even when she sleeps she wants me beside her) , avoiding a few outings for doing my blog work, having to make the hubster wait for so long until I get the perfect shot etc. Thank you hubsy. 
And finally I cannot thank you guys enough! I am overwhelmed.. I never thought to write this long lecture and bore you guys! If at all you guys think that I deserve this, please keep me and my family in your duaa (prayers) and always keep those encouraging words coming in, they are like drugs for me to do more.. 

It's not about the numbers but hitting 5K has made me realise many things, a few being; 
  • Always support and inspire others
  • find your own niche - get inspired by others and give due credits
  • always remember not everyone wants the best for you, sometimes the very few followers whom I thought to be are my real followers sometimes turn out to be the real ghost followers, while few others have turned out to be super supportive and encouraging to the extent that I really owe.. 
there is a lot more... but for now I would like to share this virtual treat with you guys!
Do try at home if possible and let me know how you liked it.

Being a foodie, my first love, and my favorite Indian dessert was Gulab Jamun. My mom used to make them quite often when I was a little girl. I could not get enough of those. I remember this is where my journey began, the first recipe in my manual Cookbook. This was when I was in 7th std probably, I thought to myself, I need more of these Gulab Jamuns in my life and I immediately found a new notebook, took down the recipe from my dearest mumma then and there. I was so happy to see the first recipe of my small cook book being gulab Jamuns. 
Ever since I followed her recipe and it was always a hit.

Fast forward many years later, after my high school, I placed this Cookbook on my oven and went to Indian for my vacation. When I came back I see this black stained pages on my cook book. No idea what happened there. I was literally heart broken, and soon even before I could realise and recopy the recipe, the book starting tearing off somehow😔, which was during the hustle bustle of my wedding. I did not get the time to note down too. I was literally heart broken because I am someone who keeps my things very carefully and I like to treasure them. Ever since, I have had so many flops, could never nail it. Felt so depressed. 

I have always been on a hunt to find the perfect gulab Jamun recipe. And with many trial and errors I understood my mistakes and took note of this fool Proof recipe. And now since a few years this has been my go to recipe. It's a keeper. 

I remember my mom placing an Almond or Cashew inside. Aaahh.. It was the best! 😍
This recipe uses milk powder. The prepared small balls are fried in oil on a low flame, till all sides are browned well. Drop them in the boiling sugar syrup, and allow them to rise and double. 

Always remember to drop your gulab Jamuns in boiling sugar syrup for the Jamuns to double the size. And place a lid once done and allow to simmer for 5 minutes and you are done. 
I mostly make this when I have sudden guests coming in, as they are very easy to prepare. The blissful moment when you cut through a gulab Jamun using a spoon is priceless. 

Come on! Let's make some delicious Jamuns! 😍😋

Ingredients :

Gulab Jamun:
  • 1 cup Milk powder
  • 1 tbsp maida
  • A little less than 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp milk (if required) 

Sugar Syrup:
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 3 Cardamoms ground
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 

Instructions :

  1. In a large vessel, add in the ingredients under sugar syrup and allow to boil. *
  2. Meanwhile let's make the gulab jamuns. 
  3. In a bowl add in your milk powder, Maida, and baking powder. Mix well. 
  4. Make a well in the middle and drop in your egg, ghee and milk and mix well. 
  5. Make small balls without making cracks and shallow fry on medium low heat, in batches 3-4 at a time and stir gently to fry them uniformly until golden. 
  6. Using a laddle, scoop the jamuns from the oil and drop in the boiling sugar syrup. Complete the balls similarly and once done place the lid of the sugar syrup vessel and allow to boil for 5 minutes on sim. 
  7. Garnish with nuts of your choice and serve warm or cold. 
  • *Don't stir the sugar syrup or else the sugar will crystallize, if you think the sugar isn't melting, gently mix 2-3 times to help the sugar melt. 
  • Don't allow the sugar syrup to boil more than 10 minutes or else they turn thick. If you feel the syrup is turning 1 string consistency add 2-3 tbsp water to loosen it. 
Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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