Gujab Jamun - A very popular Indian sweet !!
Please use same measuring cup to measure Gulab Jamun Mix, sugar and water.
Makes: 12 - 14
1 cup /200 g (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity) instant gulab jamun mix
1/4 cup (3 tablespoons) water
2 teaspoon oil / ghee
225 ml oil for frying
1 1/4 cup (250 g) sugar
1 1/4 cup (250 ml) water
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
In a wide bowl, add 1/4 cup water (3 - 4 tablespoon) gradually to 1 cup instant Gulab Jamun mix and knead gently into smooth dough. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
Apply oil or ghee on both palms, then shape the dough into small balls / jamuns.
Heat oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Do not fry on high heat. It will brown immediately. Reduce the heat to low and deep fry on both the sides until golden brown in batches (5 jamuns at a time). Drain out from the oil and keep aside.
In a deep bowl, boil sugar and water for 10 minutes (until slightly thickens). Switch off the heat. Sprinkle cardamom powder.
Soak fried gulab jamuns in hot sugar syrup for1 hour (or in a flat serving bowl, arrange gulab jamun and pour hot sugar syrup over it) until they completely absorb the syrup. Serve warm or cold.