Monday, August 11, 2014

Homemade Shallow Fried Gulab Jamuns - 300th Post Special

This is a popular sweet / dessert in India.It is made during Diwali / Krishna Jayanthi and also served in marriages
This particular sweet goes well with Ice Cream
This is a shallow fried version which will ensure that diet conscious people can enjoy the treat without any guilt
Also look out for Deep Fried Gulab Jamuns

Part 1 - Jamun
  • Gulab Jamun Dough - as needed
  • Dry fruits / Chocolate chips - for stuffing
  • Ghee - shallow frying
Look out the previous post for Homemade Gulab Jamun Mix / Dough

Part 2 - Gulab / Sugar Syrup 
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Elachi - 2 nos
  • Saffron strands - 3 or 4
Step 1 - Jamun Balls
  • Pinch small sized balls from dough
  • Place dry fruits / chocolate chips inside each and every ball
  • Knead each ball smooth.Ensure they are crack free and put 3 or 4 small holes using a tooth pick in the balls

Step 2 - Gulab / Sugar Syrup
  • Take sugar in a deep bottomed vessel.Pour water in it mix well
  • Add saffron strands and start heating it in a medium flame
  • Sugar will dissolve and you will notice bubbles.Now switch off the stove
  • Add chopped dry fruits and cardamom pods to the clear sugar syrup

Step 3 - Gulab Jamun
  • Now we have jamun balls and sugar syrup ready.Let's make gulab jamuns
  • Place a paniyaram mold over the gas / induction stove
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee in each and every hole / mold
  • Place jamun balls in each and every mold / hole
  • Cook it in slow flame.You will notice brown crust in the sides
  • Now carefully flip over to the other side using a spoon / spatula that comes with paniyaram mold
  • Cook on this side for a minute 

  • Take out the cooked jamuns.Let it become warm
  • Carefully drop into sugar syrup.Let it soak for 4 hours before serving

  • You can slightly warm it before serving the jamuns