Thursday 19 December 2013

Instant Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamuns do not need any introduction. Its favorite of all and can be made on any occasion. There are various methods to prepare Gulab Jamuns. The easiest way to prepare them is with Milk Powder. It’s a bit tricky but if you are going to follow the recipe as it is, I am sure you will have a great treat. 
Video :-


  • Milk powder (Full fat) – 2 cups
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp 
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tbsp 
  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Cardamom seeds – few 
  • Lime Juice – 1 tsp (this will prevent crystallization of the syrup )
  • Oil - For deep frying 
  • Water – 1.5 cups and 1/2 cup for kneading the doughFor the Sugar Syrup:-
  • Take a big saucepan and add sugar, pour water and mix well over a high flame. As the sugar dissolves add crushed cardamom and lime juice and stir well. Make the flame on medium to low. Cook until the syrup thickens slightly, this may take 5-10 minutes. Then remove from flame and keep aside.
For Gulab Jamuns :-
  • Take a bowl and mix maida, milk powder and baking soda, mix well with your hands.
  • Add ghee and mix well.
  • Now add water little by little and knead soft dough. 
  • Now take small portions and roll between your palms to make a ball. Make sure that there are no cracks.
  • Take a wok or a pan and pour oil to deep fry the balls. Make sure that the oil is not very hot neither very cold and gently slide the prepared balls into it.
    The balls will sink to the bottom and then it will gently rise up. Keep continuously stirring the balls with help of a stick (make sure that they don’t stick to the bottom).
  • When the balls are done take them out on a kitchen towel.
  • Slide them into the prepared warm sugar syrup and set aside for an 15-20 minutes or until it softens up well. 

Enjoy n Happy cooking
Priyanka :)



  1. Hi Priyanka...i tried ds gulab jamuns recipe.. evrythn ws ok xcpt dat it was harder frm outside ...plz suggst.

  2. Can we substitute the milk powder with something else?

  3. Your gulab jammun look perfect, they can be so hard to make even though the recipe seems simple. My mom has tried several time but they are either too soft that they break while frying or remain hard from the center.