One of the sweet dishes loved by all throughout India is the Gulab Jamun. Practically nothing but dough balls in the size of berries soaked in sugar syrup. So lets take a look at how it’s made at home in minutes.
- 1 cup Khoya ( Evaporated Milk Solids)
- 3/4th cup paneer (Cottage Cheese)
- 2 tablespoon Maida (All purpose flour)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina)
- 1/4th tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Ghee (Clarified butter)
- 250 grams of sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon rose water
Take the paneer and mix it with the maida, sooji and baking powder. Mash it well. there should be no lumps.
Now take the Khoya and milk and mash well. Then mix it with the paneer dough. There should be no lumps once both are mashed together. Form a dough. Don’t knead just mix the ingredients.
Now make small balls from the dough. There should be no cracks in the balls, it should be smooth.
keep the balls aside for 30 mins and make the sugar syrup during that time. Add the sugar and water and heat it until it reaches a one thread consistency. Then add the rose water to it and stir it well. Keep is aside.
Heat the oil and ghee in a pan. Fry the dough balls in medium heat until it becomes evenly browned from all sides. Don’t cook it in high flame as it will brown the balls from outside whereas it’ll not be cooked inside.
Take out the Jamuns from the oil after it is evenly browned and add them to the sugar syrup. Keep it in the sugar syrup for at least 30 mins.
Garnish it with pistachios. And your Gulab Jamuns are ready to be served.