There is the most diverse cuisine in the world. One of them is Indian cuisine. Religious beliefs and culture in India strongly influence their cuisine. Now all over the world is trying to make Indian dishes. From the total population in India, 20–42 percent follow a strict vegetarian diet and less than 30 percent population in India are regular meat-eaters.
This food belongs to Indian desserts. It is considered as one of the sweetest food in India. Gulab Jamun is a milk based, berry sized, sweet ball. These are fried and dipped in sugar syrup. The flavor of Gulab Jamun is amazing. People who are loving to sweet taste, exactly will love this food. Everyone can be eaten Gulab Jamun, but you pay more attention to your sugar level that can you obtain for the body. Enjoy this delicious dessert in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and The Maldives.
History of Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is introduced to India by Persian. Gulab means rosewater and Jamun is a small sized and shaped South Asian fruit. Jamun is a Hindi word. It is firstly prepared by the chief Persian priest of Mughal king Shah Jahan.
- Milk Powder
It is the main ingredient of the Gulab Jamun.
- All-purpose Flour
This material is needed to make the Gulab Jamun dough.
- Sugar Syrup/Honey
The Gulab Jamun is soaked in sugar syrup/honey.
There are some types of Gulab Jamun. They are,
- Brown Gulab Jamun
- The solid milk and sugar content gives the eye-grabbing brown color.
- Black Gulab Jamun
- The Gulab Jamun gives black color because of getting caramelize after frying. This black color is known as Kala Jamun.
- This is the Bengali variant of Gulab Jamun. It is similar to traditional Gulab Jamun.
- Ki Sabji
- This is a Rajasthan variant of Gulab Jamun. They are not soaked in sugar syrup. They are cooked in nuts and tomato gravy.
- Dry Jamun/Kumbakonam
Without Gulab Jamun, no Indian festival is complete. This dessert can be served in all celebrations, like birthdays, marriages, ceremonies. Some people like to eat Jamun with Kulfi in summer.
Now, Let’s See How to Make Gulab Jamun.
- 1 Pot
For making Gulab Jamun
- 2 cups milk powder
- 2 tbsp butter
- 7-8 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp semolina
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- ghee or any other oil
For making sugar syrup
- Add 3 cups sugar and 3 cups water to a pot.
- Add 4 cardamom pods into the pot.
- Boil this until the syrup turns slightly sticky.
- Sugar syrup put aside and close.
For making Gulab Jamun
- Add 2 cups of milk powder, 2 tbsp plain flour and 1/2 tsp baking powder to a bowl and mix it. make sure the mixture is uniform.
- Then add butter to that mixture and mix again everything.
- Add semolina, 7-8 tbsp milk and make a soft dough.
- Keep the dough for few minutes.
- Devide the dough to equal protions and make smooth balls without any lines or cracks on them.
- Add the balls gently and fry them on a medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes of frying, reduce the flame to low and fry until golden.
- When they turn golden, take them off the pan and drain them very well.
- The sugar syrup heat again, it must be hot and not very hot.
- Add the balls directly to the hot sugar syrup. Keep ith aside for 3-4 hours.