Homemade organic gulab jamun

Gulab jamun is a very familiar delicious Indian dessert, consisting of dumplings, traditionally made from solidified milk / khoya, mixed with flour and deep-fried in ghee to golden brown colour and then soaked in cardamom-scented sugar syrup. We often prepare this and is a favourite in the family. However this time I’ve also tried a twist by soaking them in höney 🍯 and it tasted real yum…

Ingredients:

Sugar syrup:

  • 1C organic sugar
  • 1C water 💦
  • Pinch of saffron
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • Few drops of lemon 🍋

How to prepare?

  • If you had refrigerated khoya, let it come to room temperature.. else if you have freshly prepared khoya, you are ready to get started.

  • Meanwhile in a saucepan pan bring the water to boil and add sugar. Mix with a spoon and then heat at medium heat for about 10 minutes until sugar is dissolved in water. Do not overheat, that will caramelize the sugar. Add few drops of lemon this will ensure that once syrup cools down it does not solidify. Add saffron and cardamom powder and switch off the flame.
  • Mix the flour n baking soda to the khoya.

  • Knead it with your hands to form a soft dough, and make a small ball.
  • In a frying pan, add ghee and let it get heated. Add one ball into the hot ghee to test if it is not breaking. <It doesn’t break, but incase it breaks you can add another tbsp of flour to the dough n knead it.> Make small balls from the dough as shown below 👇

  • Fry them in ghee..

  • Gently stir until it turns into dark brown color as shown below 👇

  • Remove them using a ladle with holes <for the ghee to drip> and put them into the above prepared hot sugar syrup.

  • In few minutes, gulab jamun will absorb the sugar syrup and is ready to be tasted!
  • Remove few gulab jamuns from the sugar syrup and add into a jar of höney… The milk khoya, ghee n höney – mmm this gulab jamun  tastes heavenly!

  • These can be refrigerated and reheated as n when required. They should stay fresh for about a week…

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swethareddem

Hello! For all those who are new to the group or don't know me, a little intro about myself - I am Swetha Reddem, have a 4+ years old naughty boy and another one 30+ (my husband 😊) . And about my likes I love ❤️ doing yoga - nothing feels more relaxing that that, n swimming 🏊‍♀️ n photography 📸 n playing with my kid. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian 👩‍🌾 by choice from since almost a decade. Am a DIYer - I do prepare almost all my family 👪 n home 🏡needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄👁👣💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all! I am greatly inspired by the zero waste, minimalistic & eco friendly lifestyle! My goal is to inspire at least a few to lead a eco friendly lifestyle!!!

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