So, how are the days going for you all ? I know by this time each one of us is just praying for the well being of the entire nation. With a positive hope in heart, I know we shall all would be able to overcome this.
Now, coming to the lockdown moment, Yes as the subject already suggests, I did try the most famous Indian dessert Gulab Jamun and to eat this you must remember to leave behind all your calorie intake anxiety and should eat it freely like a King. One cheat day should not affect your diet plan ..haha.. You also have multiple options of choosing the healthier alternative but this time I did try the classic one and taste was scrumptious.
This recipe has been inspired by one of the most famous Chefs of India – Chef Ranveer Brar. All you need is handful of ingredients like – Milk Powder , All Purpose Flour, Semolina,Baking Powder and sugar 🙂
So, before I start with the recipe, let me give you a brief on Gulab Jamun – This is a dessert which from the olden times has been made out of Khoya but has also been replaced by Solid milk Powder in the recent past. These desserts are known for its various varieties, shapes and sizes and can be found in almost all the Indian sweet shop. This is often eaten at festivals, birthdays or major celebrations such as marriages.
So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!
- Milk Powder – 9 tablespoons
- All Purpose Flour – 3 and 1/2 tablespoons
- Semolina/Rava – 1 tablespoon
- Baking Soda – 3/4 tablespoon
- Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
- Milk – 2 tablespoons
- Oil – to Fry
- Sugar – 250 gms
- Cardamom cloves – 3
- Saffron strings – Very little
- In a mixing Bowl, mix the milk powder, all purpose flour, semolina and baking soda.
- In this mixture add the yogurt and milk. As soon as you add milk to this mixture, milk powder would start releasing water, so go really easy with the milk.
- Knead all of them together for about 5 minutes and make sure there are no lumps in the dough.
- Massage little oil on the hand and apply them on the dough so that it retains moisture. The consistency of the dough should be crumbly, and not too stiff.
- Now, start rolling small balls out of this dough, cover and place them aside.
- In a frying pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Make sure that the Gulab Jamuns would be deep fried, so adjust the quantity accordingly.
- While the oil is getting heated up, in another pan, add 250 gms of sugar and 250 ml of water. Bring it to boil and add peeled cardamom cloves and saffron strings.
- All the sugar syrup to heat.
- Once the oil gets heated up, reduce the flame to medium low and dip in the gulab jaamuns to it. Make sure to reduce the flame to cook it evenly from inside.
- It takes about 15 minutes to make them evenly golden brown.
- Once the gulab jaamuns are fried, immeditaley, dip them into the sugar syrup and turn off the flame.
- After 30 minutes, you will see that the dessert has doubled up its size and the syrup has immersed duly to it.
Gulab Jaamun is now ready to be eaten.
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