In this page I will share easy milk powder gulab jamun recipe. Here you can also watch a video that shows how to make gulab jamun with milk powder.
Gulab jamuns along with kheer are traditional and one of the most popular sweet dishes in India. They are soft and spongy milk based balls with melt in the mouth texture. These gulab jamuns are drenched in flavored sugar syrup, and are enjoyed hot or cold. They are sometimes served with rabadi and in summers hot gulab jamuns can be served with ice-creams.
Gulab jamun is traditionally made with khoya or mawa. If khoya is not available, it can be made with milk powder (milk extract/milk solids) with this easy milk powder gulab jamun recipe. Gulab jamuns come out soft and spongy with this recipe.
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In this easy milk powder gulab jamun recipe, I have used one cup milk powder. It yields 16 medium sized gulab jamuns. For testing you may half the quantity of ingredients. With one cup milk powder I have used one tablespoon all purpose flour (maida), a pinch of baking powder to soften the gulab jamuns further, and one table spoon ghee (rarefied butter). To make dough you will need some milk. I used four tablespoons of milk to make dough of perfect consistency. Add milk gradually till you get soft dough. The amount of milk needed may differ, so I suggest, you add milk one or two tablespoons at a time. Mix the dough gently so that there is still some air in the dough. We do not want tightly packed dough.
I have used cashewnut and pistachio filling in this recipe. Finely chop cashew nuts and pistachios. To make a compact filling add a small amount of gulab jamun dough and milk to these chopped nuts. You may skip this step if you want plain gulab jamuns.
Gulab jamun balls ready for frying
Take a small portion of dough and flatten it on your palm. Place some filling and close the sides. Make a smooth ball. If the ball has cracks, the jamun will break while frying. If you find that the ball doesn’t become smooth easily, that means the dough is hard. Add some more milk to soften the dough and then make the jamuns. Fry these balls on low heat till dark brown.
Gulab jamuns getting fried
Prepare sugar syrup. For 1 cup sugar, use half cup water. Add cardamom to the syrup. Also add a lemon wedge to this solution. Lemon prevents crystallization of sugar when the syrup is cooled. Cook on low flame till sugar dissolves. Syrup should be sticky but not of one thread consistency. We do not want very thick syrup. The gulab jamun will become very sweet in thick syrup.
Gently add fried gulab jamuns to warm syrup. Allow them to rest for at least 5 hours before eating; so that they absorb sugar syrup and become soft and juicy. They can be served hot or cold, though my personal preference is for hot gulab jamuns.
Gulab jamun is ready to be savoured
Other dessert recipes that can be made during celebrations and festivals are moong dal ki barfi and kalakand. Another dessert that is very easy to make and can never go wrong is bhappa doi – a popular Bengali sweet dish.
Easy milk powder gulab jamun recipe
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