Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gulab-Jamun!

What do i say about this mouth-watering luscious dish. It is the most popular dessert in India, mostly eaten during festivals and major celebrations. Though it is a very easy recipe, it needs utmost care in the making as the whole taste of the sweet lies in its sponginess. So the flour needs to be mixed in a right proportion. My first experiment with this dish has been a disaster and my husband named my dish as "Gulab Rocks", the impression still remains the same . But this can be your exquisite dish....so here’s the simple, yet fantastic recipe for you.

You will need:

  • 1 Gulab jamun mix-MTR (preferably)
  • Oil or ghee for frying
  • For syrup:-
  • 2Cups sugar
  • 1Cup water
  • Cardamom pods-4-5
  • Vanilla essence (optional)
  • Cashew powder

Directions:

  • In a vessel add sugar,water & cardamom pods & boil for abt 15min...keep it warm.
  • Add one drop of Vanilla essence to the syrup. This adds a great flavor.
  • Put the Gulab Jamun mix in a bowl & add water bit by bit and make into dough (keep it soft) .
  • keep it covered for 5-10mins
  • Divide the dough into small balls.
  • In a low flame,fry the balls untill golden brown.
  • Add those balls to the sugar syrup.
  • Sprinkle Cashew powder on the top.
  • Leave it overnight for best result.

4 comments:

mr said...

mom is overwhelmed to view one of her favourite dishes and wishes that your expertise to overtake her with your innovative capabilities

mom/dad

ARUNA said...

thanq mommy n daddy!!!!I cannot beat mom in taste though:)

Shabs.. said...

Hi....I've got a gulab jamun recipe from scratch...try it out wen u get a chance..u wont be disappointed..i used to use the packet mix initially....now shifted to the home made version...but the packet one is also delicious:)

ARUNA said...

sure thanks yaar, will have a look at it now!