Step-by-step recipe of how to make Gulab Jamun will help you to make these divine sweet at home. Gulab Jamun are traditional Indian sweets or dessert that are usually made in every Indian home during festivals and weddings. Gulab Jamun are mostly liked by one and all. They are soft, spongy, sweet and just melts in your mouth. Let me tell you, you just can not stop at one or two Gulab Jamun, as they are very delectable and addictive too.
Gulab Jamun are made using store-bought mawa, also know as Khoya with all-purpose flour or maida, that is formed into a soft dough. Later it is shaped into small balls, fried in ghee and dipped and soaked in saffron and cardamom flavor sugar syrup. I have not used rose water or rose petals in this recipe as my daughter is allergic to it. If you want you can add rose water in the sugar syrup for authentic Gulab Jamun flavor.
There are many variations of Gulab Jamun like Bread Gulab Jamun, Kala Gulab Jamun, Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun, Ready Mix Gulab Jamun, and the list can go on and on. When I learned to prepare Gulab Jamun that is one of my favorite sweets, I have never bought it from stores. It can be made in just 30 minutes having all the ingredients handy and it’s very cost-effective too. Try making Gulab jamuns during the Ganpati festival, Navratri or Diwali. Just follow the steps and recipe of Gulab Jamun and you will surely bookmark this recipe forever.
How to make jamuns:
Crumble the mawa (khoya)with hand of use a grater. I have used store bought mawa here. Add sifted all purpose flour (maida), 1/4th tsp baking soda in it.
How to make sugar syrup:-
Divide the dough, grease your hands with little ghee and make into small and even sized balls. Make sure there are no cracks in the balls, or else they may crack while frying.
How to fry jamuns:-
Heat ghee in a pan on a medium flame, once its hot just put a small part of dough in the ghee to check if the ghee has reached the exact temperature to fry the jamuns. The trick is if the dough comes upward it means the ghee is hot enough to fry. Fry the jamuns in small batches on a medium to low flame. It will take 5-6 minutes for one batch to fry. Do not fry them on a high flame as they will be hard from inside. Be patient and fry all the balls on a medium to low flame till the balls are even and golden brown in color.