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Gulab Jamun

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One of India's most popular sweet ever made during festivals and special occasions.
Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular dessert throughout India. Often served during festivals and special occasions, they are made using khoya and flour, then shaped into small balls which are deep-fried and soaked in a sugar syrup.

No Indian wedding meal is complete without this iconic dessert. It is one dish that needs no introduction whatsoever. They are delicious and is often called as Indian fried doughnut.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Come festival season, all the sweet shops will be full of variations of Jamuns. Some of the most popular variations are Paneer Jamun , Chocolate JamunKala Jamun.

Gulab Jamun
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Gulab Jamun Recipe

One of India's most popular sweet ever made during festivals and special occasions.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gulab jamoon, gulab jamun, Indian Festivals, Indian Sweet

Ingredients for Gulab Jamun

  • 2 cup Maida
  • 2 cup Unsweetened Khoya
  • 4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Ghee
  • a pinch Cooking Soda
  • as required Ghee
  • as required Milk

How to make Gulab Jamun

  • Combine the maida, khoya, ghee and cooking soda in a bowl.
  • Mix well without any lumps.
  • If required, add a little milk and mix.
  • Keep aside for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Make small balls of the mixture and keep them on a plate.
  • Add sugar to a pan and place it over medium flame.
  • Add enough water (until all sugar has submerged) and stir well.
  • When the sugar has fully dissolved and it reaches a one string consistency, switch off the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a frying pan.
  • Deep fry the prepared balls until golden brown.
  • Remove and put them into the sugar syrup.
  • Allow it to soak for 6 to 8 hours (or overnight) before serving.
  • Serve chilled.

Recipe Video


At step #3, do not add water, add only milk.

This recipe was first published on Oct 23, 2007. It has been updated on Nov 09, 2020.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


rika May 24, 2009 - 8:02 am

i tried it was superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amulya March 28, 2009 - 11:43 am

I like it. I’ll try now. hankyou very much


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