Shahi Gulab Jamun

Ingredients for Gulab Jamun dough:

Milk powder- 1 cup
All purpose flour (maida)- 2 tbsp
Semolina (suji)- 1 tsp
Butter/ghee- 2 tbsp
Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Milk- as required (for making the dough)

Ingredients for Gulab Jamun Syrup (Chashni):

Sugar- 2 cup
Water- 2 cup
Cardamom- 5 pieces
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Saffron (Kesar)- a pinch
Rosewater or Kewra- 1 tbsp

For frying Gulab Jamun:

Oil- as required for deep fry

To Garnish:

Silver foil (chandi ka warq)
Dry nuts (chopped)- 1/4 cup


1. In a suitable bowl, Mix: Milk powder, all purpose flour, semolina, butter/ghee, baking soda; and rub by using your palms (to mix properly). Add just enough milk to make smooth fine dough, and set aside for 10-15 minutes (cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel).
2. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan; Mix: sugar, water, cardamom, saffron, rosewater or kewra on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved with water (occasionally, mix the syrup with spoon).
Tip: Avoid overheating the sugar syrup (this will caramelize the sugar).
Now add lemon juice in the syrup
Tip: lemon is added so the syrup after cooling down does not solidify or crystallize.
3. Divide the gulab janum dough into portions of small balls.
4. In a deep frying pan, add in oil and place it on high heat. After two minutes lower the heat to medium flame, and add in the rounded balls to fry.
Tip: Gently shake the pan to keep the balls cooking from one side.
5. Add the fried gulab jamuns directly to the warm syrup for around 20 minutes.
6. Dish-out and Garnish your Gulab Jamun with Silver foil and chopped dry nuts…. and ENJOYY…your delicious homemade SHAI GULAB JAMUN… :::))))
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