Gulab Jamuns are fried dough (mainly made of milk solids) balls soaked well in sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom, rosewater or saffron. .

Ingredients:
Gulab Jamun mix- 1 cup(contains 1cup milk powder, 1/4 cup all purpose flour, pinch of baking soda)
Milk - 1/4 cup

For Sugar Syrup:
cardamom - 2 crushed
saffron - 4 string (optional)
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 4 cups
Oil for frying.

Preparation:
Combine 1/4 of milk with 1 cup of gulab jamun mix, set aside and let it stand for 20 mins.
Heat water in a medium size pan, add the sugar and cardamom for 20 mins. Set aside.
take the dough and knead softly, divide in to equal sized small balls, Make sure you it has a smooth surface.
Heat oil in a pan, let it heat in low flame between 3-4.
Once the oil is hot enough drop the shaped doughs in to the oil about 5-6 at a time. it will rise slowly from the bottom of the pan to the top layer. If the oil is too hot, the outer layer of the dough will turn dark soon.
Keep turning the jamuns once in a while and it will take about 5-6 mins to cook, cook till the jamun turns Golden brown.
Remove from oil and drop it in sugar syrup. It need to be soaked in the sugar syrup for at least 20 mins before serving.

Comments (39)

On October 30, 2009 at 4:20 PM , Angie's Recipes said...

oh yep...I would love those wiht rosewater! The picture looks stunning!

 
On October 30, 2009 at 5:50 PM , A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

They look so delicious, very happy to see you posting for a long time.

 
On October 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM , chakhlere said...

Wow!! They are looking so yummmmmmmy and deliciousss.

Please pass it to me :)

 
On October 30, 2009 at 6:54 PM , Priya said...

Soft and delicious jamuns, looks great..

 
On October 30, 2009 at 8:46 PM , Joy said...

O yum! I want some!

 
On October 30, 2009 at 9:04 PM , Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow my fav Indian dessert can i have one or two!!

 
On October 31, 2009 at 12:58 AM , Prathibha said...

Lovely color of jamuns...

 
On October 31, 2009 at 3:59 AM , lata raja said...

Hey Ann, welcome back! How have you been?? Feast to eyes with the pictures, and am sure they were delicious! Smack :)

 
On October 31, 2009 at 4:30 AM , Srivalli said...

Beautiful gulab jamuns..for a moment I thought this was part of the ICC..:)

 
On October 31, 2009 at 5:22 AM , *sangi* said...

Welcome back Ann...jamun luks perfect!

 
On October 31, 2009 at 5:26 AM , Ramya Bala said...

Yummy jamuns :)

 
On October 31, 2009 at 6:27 AM , Parita said...

Yummy even i m planning to make gulab jamuns today :-)

 
On October 31, 2009 at 10:02 AM , Suparna said...

hello Ann,
So good to see u :) hope you are doing good :)

And what a heavenly gulab jamuns u've made ...my mouth's watering.
TC

 
On October 31, 2009 at 11:09 AM , 5 Star Foodie said...

Those sound so good, I would love the syrup with cardamom & rosewater!

 
On October 31, 2009 at 6:19 PM , Aysha said...

Delicious jamuns dear....wish i could have them now!!!

 
On October 31, 2009 at 9:41 PM , Leslie said...

Oh my goodness. We went out for Indian last night and as usual I never have enough room for dessert. This is my favorite Indian sweet. Yum :)

 
On October 31, 2009 at 9:57 PM , Tina said...

Super and yummy...want one now dear. Nice click too.

 
On October 31, 2009 at 11:29 PM , Padma said...

Looks so tempting Ann and know what- me too made jamoon with almost same kind of recipe for my son's b'day party today and nice to see you after a long time :)

 
On November 1, 2009 at 4:18 PM , Mythreyi Dilip said...

Yummy Jamuns cant stop with one!

 
On November 2, 2009 at 1:05 AM , RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering! Gorgeous click! Picture shows how tasty and juicy it wud hav been!

 
On November 2, 2009 at 9:22 AM , Anupama said...

mouthwatering jamuns that you've got there Ann... nice click!

 
On November 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM , Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

The pix are perfect... Mouthwatering! Can I get one too ?

 
On November 2, 2009 at 11:12 AM , Shri said...

The blogosphere is pouring with Jamuns..Lovely ones Ann!Long time..

 
On November 2, 2009 at 12:00 PM , Sushma Mallya said...

Hi ann...lovely gulab jamun,lovely pic too...thanks a lot for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment and for joining in as well..u got a very lovely blog ...hope to c u around more often

 
On November 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM , Vrinda said...

Mouthwatering jamuns dear...

 
On November 2, 2009 at 12:57 PM , Preeti Kashyap said...

yummmmy...these golden sweet juicy jamuns look so tempting!

 
On November 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM , Renu said...

WOW.........looks yummmmmmmm

 
On November 2, 2009 at 4:47 PM , Eric J. Hoffman said...

My wife was just asking my why I had a box of this mix in the pantry. Funny. Looks good.

 
On November 2, 2009 at 7:26 PM , Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look like such yummy little treats! I would like to try all the flavors - especially cardamom!

 
On November 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM , Anncoo said...

Hello Ann,
Your blog is great. I'll stop by often. Thank you for the link.

 
On November 3, 2009 at 3:38 AM , Kanchan said...

Prepared Gulab Jamun first time this Diwali, that was with a bot different recipe !
Yours too looks Perfect !

 
On November 3, 2009 at 8:02 AM , Muneeba said...

WOW ... those are beeeeeeeeautiful! Golden and luscious and perfectly shaped!

 
On November 3, 2009 at 2:41 PM , Sangeetha Subhash said...

Gulab jamun looks very tempting, delicious and perfect!!!Nice click!!!

 
On November 4, 2009 at 2:32 PM , sree said...

WOW!!! those are some picture perfect jamuns...
Nice to see you ...:)

 
On November 4, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Rohini said...

Wow.. They look so perfect and yummy!!
Thanks for dropping by; you have a great space here.. Following you :)

 
On November 4, 2009 at 8:05 PM , Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my...that is really mouth watering click, man. Very well done...must have tasted great too.

 
On November 9, 2009 at 9:17 AM , Erica said...

What a beautiful pictures! They look delicious.

 
On November 14, 2009 at 9:29 PM , Shayne said...

my kids and I so love these and are hard pressed to find them here in Mexico city and I am excited to know that I may be able to find the ingrediants to make them. thanks

 
On March 31, 2010 at 2:33 PM , An Open Book said...

The gulab jamun is making my mouth water..im craving it now