Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gulab Jamun(Fried Milk Balls Soaked in Sugar Syrup) (ICC)

Know what you Eat - Gulab jamun is a milk based sweet deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup.This month's challenge in the ICC was really very tempting to try and it was the best Jamun i ever tasted. They were sinfully delicious and it was difficult to resist. I had to quickly pack up and distribute it to all our friends for Diwali, since i didn't have that much will to shy away from these sinful sweet balls. Now coming to the recipe it is divided in three parts, one is making the Khoa/Maawa, making Jamuns and frying them and the third is sugar syrup. Check out here for making the Maawa step by step and check here for the original recipe . Also check out our version of making Gulab Jamun from scratch in a very easy way.

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For Khoa

Use 6 cups of milk (1 & 1/2 litre)  to get 1 cup of  unsweetened Khova.


For sugar syrup:

Ingredients:

Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup (bit more or less)
Cardamom - 2-3
One spoon of milk (optional)
Few threads of saffron (optional)
2-3 drops of rosewater (optional but highly recommended)

Method:

1) Mix about 2 cups of white sugar in one and half cup water and leave it for boiling.

2) Add a spoonful of milk to remove the impurities (impurities if any, will form a scum on surface).

3) Add 2-3 green cardamoms also in syrup for strong flavor, and a few strands of saffron strings.

4) Boil until you get just a sticky syrup. The syrup should neither be too thick nor too diluted. If the syrup is very thick, it won't be absorbed by the Jamnu.

5) Strain the syrup, add few drops of rosewater when syrup is slightly cooled. Adding rosewater to boiling syrup & excess of rosewater will turn the syrup bitter.

For Gulab Jamun:

Ingredients

Unsweetened Maawa* - 1 Cup
All purpose flour - 1 Tsp
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Green cardamom - 1-2 crushed
Ghee for frying

Method:

1) Mix all the ingredients in a wide mixing bowl until soft textured dough is obtained (keep mixing until it is really soft)

2) Make very small sized balls (bit larger than pebbles) as they swell up after frying and soaking in syrup

3) Make sure that the surface of dough balls is really smooth without any cracks. In case the cracks refuse to go away, slightly wet your palms with water and roll the flour till absolutely smooth. If the balls burst open while frying add a tsp of cornflour and knead the dough once again.

4)Now heat ghee for frying in preferably flat bottomed pan and make sure to fry the gulab jamuns in LOW FLAME or else the surface will be browned while the core will remain uncooked.

5)Fry one or 2 gulab jamuns at a time and always remember to stir the oil with slotted spoon and not to touch the jamuns(which might crack open or break them), which means keep swirling the oil without tossing or turning gulab jamun.

6) Fry till light brown in colour, remove on tissue paper and repeat the procedure with rest of dough.

7)Now soak these in COOL syrup for few hours and the jamuns will swell up by absorbing the sugar syrup and leave them in the sugar syrup itself till they are used up.

36 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow!!!! mouth watering.Excellent click

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow awesome jamuns...

Nithya said...

Wow.. really drool worthy pic. getting so tempted. yummmm :)

Parita said...

Gulab Jamuns look so perfect! mouth watering temptations!

Nandini said...

Wow! Gorgeous and yummy Jamuns. Looks perfect and great work.

Pari said...

I agree it's difficult to shy away from these sinfully delicious beauties and urs looks just perfect.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Guess its jamun mela all over the blogsphere....looks perfect!

shanthi said...

Very soft and lovely click and like the way you have arranged it.

Tina said...

Jamuns looks soft and tempting....

Cham said...

They are gorgeous!

Bhagi said...

Lovely Jamoons.....

lata raja said...

These are lovely, grab worthy and your pictures as always give one the urge to help themselves with these!

Abhilash said...

Looks really tasty and delicious...

Superb shot and good recipe.

Mriganayani said...

Why - Oh why? Diwali is done - I'm trying to get the 5 lbs off before thanksgiving and Christmas - and this is not helping - all of this awesomeness just makes me add a few just by looking!

Looks great and I love your little matkas at the background!

Oraphan said...

Oh, Those look fantastic and it sounds so yummy. I'd love to try some, must be very sweet, Mmmm!!! I'm a BIG fan of sweet:)

Rohini said...

Woow...they look gorgeous!!! Am stop staring at them, praying they pop out of the screen into my mouth :D

Priya said...

Spongy, juicy and delicious jamuns!

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. delicious jamuns dear! Yummy !

Anncoo said...

How I wish I can try this...looks delicious and pretty D

SE(Denufood) said...

mmmm...yummy...look so delicious..wish i could just pick them up from the pic :-)

sandhya said...

soft & delicious jamuns... looks yummy...

kothiyavunu said...

Gorgeous!!!Gorgeous!!!
Such an yummy and delicious gulab jamuns!!! Feels like grabbing the plate! Wonderful presentation.

Shri said...

Mouth watering!They look so good, perfect and golden!

Gulmohar said...

Perfect jamuns...yummy yumm

Medhaa said...

Lovely Click. Gr8 challenge

Padma said...

Has come out so soft... nice click :)

Uma said...

looks so yummy!! Lovely presentation as always :)

Bhagi said...

Gulab jaamun look delicious....
thanks for visiting my blog

Gulmohar said...

You have an award waiting in our blog :-)

Preety said...

i still have to try this but yours are tempting me to try it soon

Vrinda said...

Lovely jamuns dear...perfect in shape and color...

Pavithra said...

Wooooooooooooooooow looks so delicious dear... hey header is very nice.. missed lot or ur post and the rolls/bun looks so good and feel like grabbing one healthy treat.

Anupama said...

I want to grab a few right away! Great click and really yummy jamuns!

my kitchen said...

Wow perfect Jamuns,Beautiful click,Grab from screen eat now itself

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfectly clicked yummy jamuns.perfect shapes too.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely.. Feel like grabbing a few from the screen itself...

 
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