Gulab Jamun - Gulab Jamun is a very popular Indian dessert and I am sure it needs no introduction . These are cute balls made of milk solids (khoya) and flour , that is  deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom or rose essence. They are absolutely soft and delicious. 

There are quite a few different ways in preparing these gulab jamuns. You can use milk powder,  paneer or khoya. I have made it twice with khoya and was completely happy with the results.Khoya is prepared by boiling milk in a heavy bottomed pan until it thickens , though it is a time consuming process , khoya adds richness to the desserts we prepare. I have also tried the instant gulab jamun mix and will post that recipe too. 

Now coming to the recipe. I made these jamuns with Homemade Khoya alternatively you can use store bought khoya and when using it make sure it comes to the room temperature. Mix flour, baking soda and crumbled khoya, knead this dough until soft and smooth. No need to add water as the moisture in khoya is sufficient, if you feel the dough is dry add little water. Divide it into medium sized balls.Meanwhile, heat water in a saucepan and mix the sugar in it to make the syrup .Stir the sugar till it dissolves , add cardamom powder and rose essence.Remove from heat and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan,drop the balls slowly and deep fry the balls in medium heat. When it turns golden brown remove and drain in a kitchen towel .Add the deep fried Jamuns into the syrup. Let them soak for a few hours or overnight.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time         : 25 - 30 minutes
Yields                       : 20 medium sized balls

Ingredients for Gulab Jamun Recipe

  • 1 cup of Khoya/ Mawa
  • 1/3 rd cup of All purpose flour | Maida
  • 1/8 tsp. of baking powder
  • Few pista's chopped - for garnishing (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying

For Syrup

  • 2 cups Sugar 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of  Water
  • 2 tsp. of  Rose essence
  • Pinch of cardamom powder


In a mixing bowl , add the flour , soda along with the crumbled khoya and start kneading the dough. The moisture in Khoya was sufficient so I did not add water. If you find difficult then add little water accordingly and start kneading. Make small  equal sized balls .

Meanwhile heat water in a saucepan , stir in the sugar, when it get dissolved completely add cardamom powder and rose essence, remove from heat and keep it aside.

Heat oil on medium heat and deep fry the balls until it turns brown. While frying make sure the oil is not very hot or else, the outer gets cooked very fast and inside remains uncooked. 

Here's a small video of frying the gulab jamuns.

 Drain the excess oil by placing the balls in a kitchen towel and Drop them in the warm sugar syrup. Allow it to soak for few hours or overnight .


Delicious Gulab Jamuns are ready to be served. 

Garnish the gulab jamun's with chopped pista's and enjoy :)
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Nothing can beat homemade jamuns. So tasty.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looks so perfect and delicious

  3. Perfect shaped jamuns.... Lovely clicks and video... Expecting more videos dear...

  4. Who can say no to gulab jamun.. delicious.

  5. Drooling here.. Yummy it looks..

  6. delicious jamuns n watched the video to, gr8 work!!!

  7. wow suerb...looks delicious...:)

  8. Delicious jamuns, looks so yummy.

  9. Wowww.. these look so gorgeous and delicious.. inviting pictures too :)

  10. Tempting with khoya...Love it
    Shobas Delight

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  12. gulab jamun looks so good. yummy too.

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