Today is Diwali, so Happy diwali to you. I was chatting to mum about what she was cooking today and she said she was going to make some Gulab Jaman. Gulab Jaman is one of my favourite Indian Sweets.
Quick Easy and mouth-watering Gulab Jaman / Indian Donut Balls recipe from Laxmi Ganda, NZ
Desserts and Sweets
What is Gulab Jaman: An Indian version of homemade doughnuts dipped in a rose (Gulab) sugar syrup instead of granulated sugar. A tasty favourite and easy to make.
So if you've never tried it before, you may have the question, "What does Gulab Jamun taste like? Depending on the amount of sugar you add to your syrup will determine the sweetness, so feel free to add more or less to this recipe, but are they sweet - absolutely!! With a hint of cardamom and rose, it is absolutely divine.
If they are soaked for a long enough in the rose sugar syrup, they will melt in your mouth.
Quick and Easy to make, alongside being quick and easy to devour. Enjoy and Happy Diwali.
1 cup milk powder
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup fine semolina
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, ground
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon rose essence
1 litre oil
For the Dough
For the Sugar Syrup
Step 1 : Make the Dough
In a large bowl, combine milk powder, white flour, semolina, baking powder and cardamon. Make a well in the middle and pour in cream. Combine into a dry dough. Measure dough into tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls.
Step 2: Deep Frying
Heat oil in a wok on a medium heat and deep fry balls for 4 minutes or until a golden brown colour. Rotate while deep frying.
Step 3: Sugar Syrup
In a medium saucepan, dissolve sugar, water and rose essence on a high heat for 5 minutes. Add deep fried balls to syrup and let cool at room temp before refrigerating.
Serve chilled. Or heated with icecream. Will keep in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks