Sunday, July 26, 2009

Gulab Jamun - Indian Recipe

Gulab jamun is an extremely popular indian sweet made by soaking fried balls of chenna in syrup. Sometimes made with cardamom, it is a dessert that is open to creative ideas and additions.

2 cups sugar
5 drops of rose water

[Gulab Jamun]
1 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons self-rising flour
2 teaspoons fine semolina
2 tablespoons ghee (butter)
4 tablespoons milk
32 pistachio nuts

Syrup: Put sugar in large saucepan with 4 cups of water. Stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes to make a syrup. Stir in the rosewater and remove from flame.

Gulab Jamun: Combine the powdered milk, flour, semolina, and ghee in a bowl. Add milk and mix until smooth. The result should be dough-like. Cut dough into 32 portions and place pistachio nut in the center of each. Roll into ball so pistachio is in the center.

Pour oil into karhai (saucepan) until it is 1/3 full with oil. Heat the oil and fry balls over low heat until brown. Remove the ball and transfer directly to syrup. Bring the syrup to a boil and then remove all from heat. Gulab jamun is served at room temperature.

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