Gulab Jamun Recipe, How to make Gulab Jamun with Milk Powder | Milk Powder Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab Jamun with milk powder step by step photos recipe - This is one of the popular Indian dessert and it is a deep fried dumplings made with milk powder(traditionally made of khoya ) soaked in sugar syrup. Simple recipe with easily available ingredients. This is one of the dessert that is loved by most people.
Gulab Jamun is oftenly made at home or purchase it from sweet shop for an auspicious or festive occasion like Diwali, Holi, Ganesha chaturthi or a religious ceremony conducted in our home or simply make them for any celebrations and enjoy them. You can even try Panjiri , moong dal halwa, saffron based sweet ricemotichoor laddoo for special festive season.

I usually made gulab jamun using with instant powder but this time I've prepared from scratch using milk powder.

What is Gulab Jamun?

Gulab jamun are soft delicious berry sized balls made of milk solids, flour & a leavening agent. The word “Gulab” translates to Rose in English & “Jamun” to berry. So gulab jamun are berry sized balls dunked in rose flavored sugar syrup. 

Gulab jamuns are prepared from milk solids and they have many variations, you can make with khoya, milk powder, instant mix or with bread also. So, we make a dough with milk powder and flour, then make balls from it and deep fry. Next we soak it in rose sugar syrup.

Festivals is around the corner, this month march is very special for me..This month my baby Aarush become 2.
Mine birthday is also on march and holi is also there.

My blog turns 5th , I can't believe it's been a whole year since I started my little foodie blog, and I really never expected it to come this far or even be successful at all! So I just wanted to say a huge, massive thank you to everyone who has ever taken the time to read, share, like or comment on my blog. 

This blog really means a lot to me, and it’s helped give me the confidence to keep writing and get where I am today!

Hue na perfect festive season month. So for this celebration banta hai and sweet is must for any occasion right. So celebrating this time with Gulab Jamun. 
This gulab jamun is perfect for any occassions...make them and enjoy with your family & friends. 

Course: Sweets/ Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 11-12 gulab jamuns

Ingredients :

Milk Powder - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour [maida] - 1 tablespoon
A pinch of Cardamom powder or 2 pods of cardamom
Baking powder - 1/8 teaspoon(just a pinch)
Melted ghee - 1 tablespoons
Warm milk, as needed to knead the dough - 2-3 tablespoons

For the Sugar Syrup

Granulated white sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Rose water - 1.5 teaspoon (optional)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1-2 drops (optional)

Preparation Method :

1. In a wide a pan add sugar, water, cardamom powder, rose water (if using).

2. Bring it to a boil. Add lemon juice. Then lower the heat and let the syrup simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Once it’s a little sticky after 5 minutes, remove pan from heat and set aside. Keep it warm.

3. In a large mix together milk powder, maida (all purpose flour), and baking powder. Mix until well combined.

4. Add melted ghee to the bowl. Use your fingers to mix ghee with the milk powder and maida.

5. Start adding warm milk, little by little until it all comes together as a dough. Don’t knead the dough too much. Just bring it all together to a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for 20 minutes.

6. Now give a quick knead to the dough. Grease your palms with oil and divide mixture into marble sized small portions (around 9-10). 

7. Take each portion and make a round shaped crack free ball from it. If crack appears, it means mixture is dry. Add a teaspoon of milk (or few drops of milk) to the mixture, mix well and make the ball. Do not make larger balls as its size will increase to almost double after deep frying and soaking in sugar syrup.

8. Heat oil in wide kadai/pan on medium heat. Heat oil for 5 minutes on medium heat and then lower the heat to low-medium. Add the jamuns to the warm (not hot) oil. Fry until golden-brown. This will take few minutes, keep rotating the jamuns regularly with a spatula so that they get cooked evenly.

9. Once they are dark brown in color, remove them from the oil.

10. Soak the gulab jamuns in warm (not hot & not cold) sugar syrup. Keep the jamuns in syrup for at least 2 hours before serving to allow it to absorb the syrup properly. You will notice their increase in size as syrup gets absorbed.

12. Garnish with pistachios/almonds and serve gulab jamun warm or cold. 

13. Serve warm gulab jamun with vanilla ice cream or rabdi as a dessert in party or serve it as a sweet after meal.

Important Notes**

**Do not over mix or knead the mixture into dough in step-5 to prevent jamuns from turning hard.

**Do not change the quantity of baking soda to prevent them from turning chewy.

**Deep fry the jamun over medium-low flame for proper frying.

**To check whether oil is hot enough or not for deep frying, follow this – when oil is medium hot, pinch a small portion of mixture and drop it into hot oil, if it comes upward immediately without changing its color the oil is medium hot. If it comes upward immediately and turns brown then oil is too hot. If it doesn’t come upward and dips to the bottom of pan then oil is not hot enough.

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  1. The gulab jamuns are droolicious Jolly! They look so spongy, fluffy and yummy!

  2. Homemade gulab jamuns are my absolute favorite. Use of milk powder instead of khoya is a lovely idea.
    Gulab jamuns have turned out perfect and juicy.

  3. Aaha....Gulab jamun is such a word which makes your mouth watering just be pronouncing it's name. You have nailed it. And thank you for letting me know the literal meaning of Gulab Jamun

  4. Congratulations on your 5th blog anniversary. Wish you many many more such milestones.
    Gulab Jamun look perfect - juicy and delicious. Thanks for the detailed recipe from scratch - will try it out sometime.

  5. Gulab Jamuns look so fluffy and soft. Perfect sweet juicy balls of goodness. Congratulations but thinking this must be an old post.

  6. Perfect treat for festivals.. this one is my favourite since my childhood.. Pics of soft and melt in mouth Jamuns are so tempting !

  7. That looks so delicious! I also make mine mostly from the store bought mix, but after seeing yours, I am tempted to try it from milk powder. Looks so fresh and tempting. Gulab jamuns are my favorite anytime :)

  8. Who would say no to these soft and melt in your mouth Gulab Jamun, absolutely love these. Wish I could grab few now from the screen :D

  9. Gulab Jamun with milk powder looks much delicious and yum ! Looks it is quite easy and simple way to make. Just mix and deep fry and soak in syrup :) Its after all most's fav sweets in India :)

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