For this week tasty thursday’s post, I have chosen to post about the spongy, soft and delicate Gulab Jamun dessert that I had at my brother-in-law’s house this week.
As I have not taken the photo of it, I posted one similar image from flickr.com as above.
Gulab jamuns are more popular at any corner of India and so most of us are experts in preparing them. And, now, the ready made mix is available in all shops to ease our work.
You need to procure the following items for preparing it.
- Gulab Jamun mix packet
- Cooking oil
- Cardamom (for flavor)
First, you keep the dough ready by mixing the gulab jamun mix adding some ghee (clarified butter) and water to form a soft dry paste. Then make medium size balls with the dough and keep ready.
Now, prepare the sugar paste. For one cup of Gulab jamun mix preparation, you need the syrup to be prepared with one cup of sugar added to roughly one-and -half cup water. Boil the water-sugar mixture till the solution becomes slightly sticky. Don’t over boil. Add cardamom powder to it for flavor.
Then heat oil in a deep frying pan for frying the balls of dough. Keep turning the balls in the oil while frying till they turn into golden yellow color (so that they do not burn into dark color).
Put the fried balls into the syrup that is kept ready. Leave them for half-an-hour to soak the syrup. Now, your gulab jamun pudding is ready for serve.