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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gulab Jamun - ICC (October Challenge)


Gulab Jamun is a delectable sweet famous among Indian people, specially prepared during festive seasons like Deepawali and happy occasions. I have already posted a recipe on Gulab Jamun, you can catch it here.

Srivalli proposed 3 different ways of preparing gulab jamuns, she choosed from the yum blog, Indo and Alka's blog. I followed the recipe as stated in the Yum Blog, sending this tempting & delicious Indian sweet to Indian Cooking Challenge for the month of October.

Ingredients:

  • Khoya – 1&1/2 cups
  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3 cups (if you want excess syrup, increase by a cup)
  • Water – 1 cup (increase if you’re increasing sugar)
  • Cooking Soda – 3 pinches
  • Cardamom – 4 pods
  • Saffron leaves – a few
  • Oil – 1 cup (for deep frying)

Method

  1. Combine sugar and water in a flat bottomed broad pan and simmer on a low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cardamom powder and saffron leaves and remove from fire.
  2. Knead khoya, maida and soda and quickly shape into balls. (Apply a little ghee to have a smooth texture).
  3. Heat oil on a medium flame. Fry the jamuns till golden brown over a low to medium flame, keeping oil temperature uniform.
  4. Drain the jamuns and soak in the warm sugar syrup. Serve the jamuns after half an hour

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