Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gulab Jamuns & Awards

This is one of my favourite desserts. Once I tried making the jamun's from scratch. Actually it was a recipe which had sweet potato filling and all,it looked super delicious .So I thought I will try it. Well it took me a long time to make and the end result was not that good.[let's say disaster hehe...] So I gave up making jamun's from scratch and stick with the ready made mixes. Once I saw a from scratch recipe at Deepa's blog which recipe seemed so simple and easy to follow. So I though will give it a second chance. The jamun's came out delicious and was way better than the mix one's. Try it and see it for yourself.

Also I am so honored to get these lovely awards from our blogger friend Raje. Thank you so much for passing me this awards dear:).Shanti has also passed me this sScrumptious Blog award. Thank you so much dear.


1 cup milk powder
2 Tbs all purpose flour (maida)
1 Tbs semolina (rava, sooji)
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 Tbs ghee or unsalted butter (at room temp.)
Milk (to knead the dough)
Oil for deep frying

For the Syrup:

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/8 tsp cardamom powder
1/8 tsp rose water or rose essence
Saffron (few strands) optional


Combine the sugar, water, cardamom powder, rose water and saffron in a large pan. Stir it until the sugar dissolves and set it aside.
Soak the semolina in warm water for 10 minutes and drain the water.

In a bowl combine milk powder, flour, butter, semolina and baking soda. Mix well. Add milk little by little and knead to form a soft dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Knead the dough and divide it into 25-30 equal portions and roll them gently between your palms to make a smooth ball. Apply ghee or butter in your palms before rolling the dough. Cover it with a damp cloth.

Heat oil and fry the balls in small batches until it is dark brown[4-5 each]. It takes about 8-10 mins. Roll them around to fry them evenly.
Drain the excess oil. Transfer it to the warm sugar syrup and soak for about 30-45 minutes until they are almost double in size, soft and spongy. It can be served hot or cold.


I would luv to pass these awards to Karen,Vrinda,Babli,Home cooked,Homecooked Oriya food,Parita and Shanthi.


Tina said...

Ho..kothiyavunnu..looks perfect.

shanthi said...

Looks so soft wish to have one now

kitchen queen said...

congrats for ur awards and the nice sweet gulab jamuns.You can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Rohini said...

Thats sooo inviting!!

Homecooked said...

Wow Dhanya...the jamuns look delicious!!! Perfect! Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Dhanya - thank you so much for passing on those awards to me...
The gulab jamuns look so yum.... My MIL makes it all the time, I am not brave to try yet!

Vrinda said...

Mouthwatering jamuns ,Diwali adichu policho...?Congrats on ur awards and thanx for thinking of me...

Sangeetha Subhash said...

hey dhanya, gulab jamuns adipoli ayitundallo...vaayil vellam niranju!!

Raje said...

Gulabjamuns look so perfect and very inviting Dhanya. Congrats on the awards!

Parita said...

Wow gulab jamuns look perfect!
congrats on your award dear and thank you so much for sharing it with me :-)

Cham said...

Never did from scratch, they are spongy!

Gulmohar said...

Came here from Sangeetha's blog...Jamuns look very tempting :-)

Oraphan said...

Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your lovely comments and thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and can't wait to come back and read more about your home cooking:)

p.s. Congrats on the award and that looks yummy!

Akal's Saappadu said...

jamuns lookk nice spongy and soft, yet to relish them gently :):)
and congratulations for the award, enjoy!!!!

vidhas said...

Gulab jamoon looks softand perfect. Congrats on your awards and wishing you to get more and more.

Rohini said...

Buddy, Just stopped by to say that you’ve been tagged. Please collect your award dear!!

San!!! said...

Hi ,iam impressed on seeing your talents.Cakes were so beautiful,i looked at your student's creations as well.Wish i was at your place,i would have got a good tutor since iam fond of baking n interested in making cakes.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments:).

n33ma said...

Congrats on the awards......perfect and delicious looking jamuns.