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Gulab Jamun

I wish every brother & sister a Happy Rakhi as they celebrate their bond of love!

Gulab Jamun, the name itself, makes you feel of a festive environment or some special occasion; if they are home-made, then nothing like it .
No "Khoya" or "Mawa" required, this recipe uses milk powder to make the juiciest, softest, golden gulab jamuns you will ever taste.You will never want to buy an gulab-jamuns from the store, after you try this recipe out.

Ingredients:-


For The Gulab Jamuns

3 cups milk powder

1 cup self raising flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

300ml fresh pouring cream

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1 tbsp ghee [clarified butter]

For The Syrup

4 cups sugar

3 cups water

1 tbsp cardamom and nutmeg powder

Small ones for my Little One



Method:-


Combine all the ingredients for the Gulab Jamuns in a big bowl and rub the mixture with your fingertips till it starts resembling breadcrumbs. Knead it well for a few minutes till the resulting dough is smooth. Cover and leave aside for 30 minutes to cure.

Meanwhile combine sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally for a few minutes on medium heat. Bring to a boil, remove from heat when the mixture has become thick and syrupy. Stir in cardamom and nutmeg powder and keep aside.

Divide the dough into 30 portions and shape them into balls with the palms of your hand. Make sure there are no cracks in the balls by smoothing out the surface with your fingertips. Heat oil in a fryer or deep wok/saucepan. When it starts smoking, reduce heat, wait a minute and then fry the balls on reduced heat, turning them constantly so they brown evenly. Transfer the fried gulab jamuns to the bowl of syrup and make sure they are well covered with syrup. They will swell a bit and become soft with the syrup after a few minutes. Enjoy hot or cold.


Tips:-


· Make sure that you have enough oil in the fryer, so that the gulab jamuns float freely

while frying and not stick to the bottom.

· Adjust the heat while frying so that it is always medium-low when the jamuns are being fried. Slow frying is the key to evenly cooked and browned jamuns.

· The gulab jamuns will keep well outside in cool weather for 3-4 days or in the fridge for well over a week.


Home Made Rakhis




This time I made Rakhi by myself.Although several new designs of rakhis are available in the market each year, nothing can match the handmade rakhis made with lots of love.
I made rakhis with whatever material was available at home.I have used satin ribbons,threads,stickers,all purpose glue ,Sponge,beads,broken ear rings,cloth and poster paper to make these rakhis.


This special Photo Rakhi I send to my cousin through Itasveer.com .

This is my contribution for Festive Food Event: Rakhi – Thread of Love hosted by Priti

26 Comments:

  1. SriLekha said...
    wow! yummy jamuns! its all time favorite for my family also! u tempted me more by ur jamuns and so going to prepare it immediately ur recipe!
    Laavanya said...
    The jamuns look perfect Sireesha - thanks for the 'from-scratch' recipe.
    Ramya Bala said...
    Wow..thats an ontersting recipe with self raising flour..must try this one day
    notyet100 said...
    LOOKS NICE FOR THE EVENT...
    Purva Desai said...
    wow Gulab Jamuns without khoya....
    will try ur version of Gulab Jamuns...
    Thanks for the wonderful entry....
    wishing you Happy Rakshabandhan
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Wow Wow mouth watering little balls of joy. Happy rakhi to u.
    Cham said...
    Gula Jam from scrach, great recipe! they re juicy! Happy Raksha Ban!
    Paru ... said...
    I have never tried making gulab jamoon from scratch..Thats a lovely recipe..I cant wait to try it out.

    Looks very delicious sireesha..

    Happy festivals
    Paru
    srikars kitchen said...
    Hi Dear...

    The jamuns look perfect Sireesha ...yummy & Amazing,..
    Priti said...
    Jamun....umm..looking so gud..loved your different sizes of jamun..so cute and thanks for the sweet entry
    Uma said...
    yummy gulab jamuns and the rakhis are too cute.
    Ranjani said...
    Yaaay I found another Hotalnta blogger!!
    Looking good! I've never made gulab jamuns from scratch,motivated now:)
    Suma Rajesh said...
    yummy jamuns sireesha..whts delf raising flour?..is it maida?..ur rakhi's too is very beautiful....happy raksha bandhan..
    rekhas kitchen said...
    hi yela vunnaru jamun mmmm yummy
    Nidhi said...
    Gulab Jamuns look yummy. Cute that you made them in several sizes.
    Sireesha said...
    Suma -Self-rising flour is all-purpose flour (Maida) with added salt and baking powder.
    U can also make at home .....

    For 1 cup self-rising flour use:

    1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
    1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    a pinch of salt.
    Jayashree said...
    I've never tried making gulab jamuns without a ready mix. The rakhis look adorable.
    Shreya said...
    I love gulab jamun!:-) Thanks for the recipe...great entry..
    SriLekha said...
    wow! the rakhis were so good!
    Indranee said...
    Sireesha, thanks a ton for passing me that beautiful award! Sorry for replying late...lots of piled work and constraints. I hope you enjoyed a lot on Independence Day and your blog truly reflects it. The photos and rakhis are fantastic...wish you loads of luck dear!
    notyet100 said...
    WOW,..I CAME TO SAY HI,..WHY NO PSTS,..AND SAW THE COLOURFUL RAKHIS VERY INNOVATIVE,...HOW U DNG.//?
    ramya said...
    yumm yumm gulab jamuns and the rakhis are too cute.
    notyet100 said...
    i am fine,..ur gulab jamuns are temptin me again,...:-)
    Divya said...
    The gulab jamuns are perfect, I like the way some are small and some big, kind of gives it a nice visual contrast.
    First time reading your blog, nice one!
    LG said...
    I am all drolling now over those gulab jamuns..please send that bowl :)
    SPICE OF LIFE said...
    lovely gulab jamuns...... they seem easy to make too ....I am drooling right now

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