It’s been real long time that I came up with my post at indianrecipe4u. But, when it’s a trip to India, how would I really find time?? 🙂 Okies.. back to have fun in cooking and sharing.
Now, after having eaten some yummy Gulab Jamun’s made by my dearest Mom at India, I would call for this recipe now. Aww.. I am still remembering the tastes.. slurp! 😀 So, as the title says, this is an easy dessert, anytime! This is a super easy dessert recipe because there is no much prep work at all. This is such a super delicious dessert which is an every Indian’s most fav. I bet! Mom’s made are my all time fav. 🙂
Before getting into the recipe, little to say, there are 2 easy ways to start with. Get an instant mix for the jamun’s or prepare an instant mix by yourself. Would explain how do you make an instant mix too.
1 cup milk powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour(maida)
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp Vegetable shortening(if not, butter @room temperature would also do)
Milk(@room temperature) to knead the dough
Oil for deep fry
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
3 saffron strands(optional)
1 tsp Rose water(optional)
1/2 slice lemon
Sugar Syrup: First, make the sugar syrup. Heat a bowl, add sugar and water to it. Bring it to boil. Add saffron stands, cardamom powder, rose water, stir and remove the bowl from heat. Now, squeeze the lemon slice into the syrup making it not to crystallize.
— Now, If it is a store bought powder, just empty the packet into a bowl and mix it with water adding little by little to make a soft dough. Let it rest for 15 mins. The pics shown here are the jamun’s made with store bought mix– MTR.
Otherwise, this is the method for making your own Jamun’s dough–
— Take a bowl, add milk powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, vegetable shortening or butter and mix all these dry ingredients. Add milk little by little to make a soft dough. Let it rest for 15 mins.
1. Meanwhile, heat oil on medium low. If the oil’s temperature is more than required, jamuns would cook outside but not inside. When it’s ready, start frying the Jamuns in batches.
2. Keep stirring the jamuns, turning them over in between to get that nice golden brown color evenly.
3. Meanwhile, Make sure the sugar syrup is little more than warm. Add the fried jamuns in the syrup and let them soak for 2 hours.
Yummy jamuns are ready to serve now. Having them with chilled ice-cream is another choice 🙂