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Issue Date 26 Aug - 01 Sept, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun
Ingredients

· 1 cup milk powder
· 6tbsp all purpose flour
· 1 pinch baking soda
· 1tbsp ghee
· 3- 4tbsp milk (for kneading dough)
· 1½ cup sugar
· 2 cups water
· 2 cardamoms
· 1 pinch saffron (optional)
· 2-3 drops lemon juice
· 1-2 cup oil (for frying)

Method
To prepare sugar syrup, add sugar, water, crushed cardamom, saffron and lemon juice in a saucepan and boil together until the sugar syrup becomes slightly sticky then turn off the heat. To prepare gulab jamun, add milk powder, all purpose flour and baking soda in a bowl and mix well. Then add ghee and mix well. Add milk little by little and knead a soft dough (do not over knead). Divide the dough into small portions and roll into the smooth small sized balls without leaving any cracks. Gulab jamun expands in its size when fried and soaked in hot sugar syrup. Deep fry over low-medium heat until golden brown and drain out the excess oil from the gulab jamuns. Add to the hot sugar syrup immediately when the fried gulab jamun is still hot and soak for a couple of hours. Serve gulab jamuns with a spoon fulls of sugar syrup.





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