Gulab JamunPreparation time : 20 mins. | Serves 24-30 gulab jamun balls

Gulab Jamun is the most popular sweet of South Asian cuisine, it is prepared usually with browned ricotta cheese or lassa khoya. Milk powder can also be used instead of khoya to make the gulab jamun and here is given the Gulab Jamun Recipe with Milk Powder which tastes almost similar to the old fashioned gulab jamun.

Ingredients:

2 cup full cream milk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp melted butter or clarified butter
2 eggs (lightly beated)
Clarified butter or oil for deep frying
Chopped pistachio for garnishing

For Syrup:

2 cup sugar
3 cup water
Pinch of yellow food color
2 green cardamoms

Procedure:

1. To make syrup cook all the ingredients of syrup together in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat until sugar dissolves completely. It would take 8-10 mins.
2. Meanwhile prepare balls for the gulab jamun, in a mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients including milk powde, baking powder and flour.
3. Add clarified butter to the mixture and mix well.
4. Now slowly add beaten eggs to the mixture to make soft dough. The dough will be sticky, you can make balls by lightly grease your hands. The balls should be small in size similar to small lemon balls. Place these balls onto the greased platter.
5. Heat clarified butter for deep frying in a wok to moderate temperature, don’t over heat the butter it will burn the balls.
6. Now add the prepared balls into the melted butter for frying, keep flame to low and stir the butter only to evenly brown the balls. The balls will become double in size and appear on the top surface of butter.
7. When the balls become brown in color, transfer them to the prepared syrup and cook for 5 mins. in the syrup.
8. Take out the gulab jamun balls into the serving platter with little syrup and garnish with chopped pistachio.

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