Gulab jamun is super easy to make from scratch. Try this and see the difference in taste.
Cooking time : 30 mins
Prep time : 17- 20 mins
Khoya – 1 cup
All purpose flour – 2 table spoons
Cooking soda – 2 pinches
Sugar – 1 1/4 cup ( depends on the level of your sweet tooth 🙂 The more the sweeter! )
Milk – 3 table spoons
Cardamom powder – 1 1/2 table spoons
Water to make dough
Oil to fry ( Ghee can also be used to fry. Warning – it will surely be a sinful delight 😉 )
Dough: In a bowl- add grated khoya, baking soda, cardamom powder, all purpose flour, milk. Gently make a uniform mixture. Kneed into a dough while adding water. The dough should be soft and not sticky. Make small (uniform sized) balls out of the dough.
Sugar syrup: In a pan bring water to a boiling point and add sugar. Let it melt and then keep stirring the liquid till it becomes thicker. Now turn off the heat and let it sit.
1) In a deep pan- add oil and heat it. Once heated, lower the heat to a medium.
2) Gently roll in the dough gulab jamuns into the pan. Let them cook and fry till they turn golden brown.
3) Using a slotted spoon rally the golden brown gulab jamuns into the bowl of sugar syrup.
Yumm yumm gulab jamuns are ready. Serve them either hot or refrigerate them.
Exquisite combo: Warm up gulab jamun and add a scoop of ice cream.