Gulab Jamun are classic Indian dessert which is enjoyed by everyone. These are delectably sweet balls delicately flavored with rose water and dunked in sugar syrup.

Gulab Jamun

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 277 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Gulab Jamun are classic Indian dessert which is enjoyed by everyone. These are delectably sweet balls delicately flavored with rose water and dunked in sugar syrup. 

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Ingredients

  • 400 g Khoya
  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour
  • Oil or Ghee for frying

For Sugar Syrup

  • 1 kg Sugar
  • 500 ml Water
  • 20-25 strands Saffron
  • 2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Rose water
  • Almond and Pistachio slivers for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Mash the khoya nicely with the heels of your hands until smooth and grain free.
  2. Add flour slowly and keep mashing until well blended and a smooth dough is formed.
  3. Make small smooth balls from the dough.
  4. Heat oil or ghee in a pan and when the oil is barely hot, add the balls in the oil.

  5. Simmer the heat to medium low and fry the balls till golden brown from both the sides.

  6. Meanwhile heat sugar, water, saffron and cardamom powder in a pan.
  7. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

  8. Do not over cook the syrup otherwise the sugar will crystallise.
  9. Add rose water in the ready syrup and mix well.

  10. Add the fried balls in the warm sugar syrup and let them soak the syrup for at least 45 minutes.

  11. Garnish the gulab jamun with almond and pistachio slivers.
  12. Serve cold or warm.
Nutrition Facts
Gulab Jamun
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.