Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun Recipe

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Gulab Jamun is a very popular sweet across India. Come festival season, all the sweet shops will be full of variations of Gulab Jamuns – Paneer Jamun to Chocolate Jamun to Kala Jamun. This variation is made with sweet potatoes and is yummy as the original one. The recipe is simple and easy to prepare.

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun

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Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato – 1 cup
  • Maida – 1 tblsp
  • Pista – 5
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamon Powder – 1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly.
  2. Pressure cook them with required water for 4 to 5 whistles.
  3. Let it cool down completely.
  4. Peel the outer skin and mash them.
  5. Make sure no lumps or chunks formed.
  6. Take a bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes and maida together.
  7. Knead them together to form dough.
  8. Make small balls using the mixture.
  9. Place one pista in the middle and cover them by making a ball shape again.
  10. Follow the same way for remaining dough and cover them with a wet cloth.
  11. Add sugar to a pan and place it over medium flame.
  12. Add enough water (until all sugar has submerged) and stir well.
  13. When the sugar has fully dissolved and it reaches a one string consistency, switch off the flame.
  14. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  15. Deep fry the prepared balls until golden brown.
  16. Remove and put them into the sugar syrup.
  17. Allow it to soak for 6 to 8 hours (or overnight) before serving.
  18. Serve chilled.
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