Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun
5 from 4 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 14
Rich and indulgent, gulab jamun is a mouth-watering Indian dessert. Soft, sweet, and syrupy, serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat. The perfect dessert to serve with mug of steaming hot Indian tea.

Nutrition: per serving



For the Gulab Jamun

  • 200 g Milk Powder
  • 75 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Ghee Or Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • Vegetable Oil For frying
  • Pistachios Garnish
  • Coconut Dessicated, garnish

For The Syrup

  • 500 g Sugar Granulated
  • 750 ml Water
  • 2 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Tsp Rose Water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the powdered milk, plain flour, and baking powder.
  • Pour in the melted ghee or butter and 2 tablespoons of milk into the dry ingredients. Mix the dough thoroughly until it becomes smooth and free of any lumps. If the dough is too dry, add a small amount of milk to adjust the consistency.
  • Roll the dough into small balls, approximately the size of a cherry. Be careful not to overwork the dough to prevent the gulab jamuns from becoming tough.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep saucepan or fryer over medium heat until it reaches 180°C. Test the temperature of the oil by dropping a small piece of dough into it. The dough should sizzle and rise to the surface immediately.
  • Carefully add the dough balls to the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry until all sides turn golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried gulab jamuns from the oil and drain them on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a separate saucepan, bring the granulated sugar and water to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the ground cardamom and rose water to the sugar syrup and stir well.
  • Place the fried gulab jamuns into the sugar syrup and let them soak for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios or desiccated coconut (optional). Serve the gulab jamun warm.

One Comment

Made of Milk

5 stars
Your ‘Gulab Jamun’ recipe is a timeless classic that holds a special place in the hearts of many. The detailed instructions and tips you’ve provided make it accessible for both beginners and experienced cooks. The golden-brown, syrup-soaked goodness of Gulab Jamun is truly irresistible, and I can’t wait to recreate this beloved dessert at home. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.


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