Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)

5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT    6 REVIEWS ALL GOOD

Added to 388 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 70956 times

There are umpteen ready mixes available in the market for making Gulab Jamun, but none can beat the traditional recipe made with homemade khoya. Authentic Gulab Jamun made with hariyali mava has a very rich mouth-feel that gels well with festivity. In a bygone era, when everything was made at home, khoya would be made in winter and used in summer, by which time it would have acquired a mild green colour (hence the name hariyali) and grainy texture perfect for making Gulab Jamun! If you are not unable to achieve this feat, you can buy some soft khoya and get started.

Add your private note

Gulab Jamun ( Mithai) recipe - How to make Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 30 gulab jamuns
Show me for gulab jamuns

For the sugar syrup

  1. Combine the sugar and 1½ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Simmer on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the syrup is of one string consistency.
  3. Remove any impurities which float on top of the syrup using a slotted spoon.
  4. Add the saffron and mix well. Keep the sugar syrup warm.

How to proceed

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead well into a very smooth dough.
  2. Divide this mixture into 30 equal portions and roll each into round balls ensuring there are no cracks on the surface as otherwise the gulab jamuns will crack while deep-frying. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, 10 gulab jamuns at a time, on a slow flame till they turn brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Drain well and immediately immerse in the warm sugar syrup.
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 to deep-fry the remaining 20 gulab jamuns in 2 more batches.
  6. Soak the gulab jamuns in the sugar syrup for at least 1 hour.
  7. Serve warm or store refrigerated in an air-tight container for upto 3 days.

Handy tip

  1. Hariali mava is a special kind of mava used to make gulab jamuns.

RECIPE SOURCE : MithaiBuy this cookbook

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new account will be created.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.


Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)
 on 28 Sep 16 02:28 PM

i love Indian sweets and gulab jamun is one of my favorite dessert. So i make this recipe and my family loved it... thanks for the recipe.
Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)
 on 31 Jul 16 03:55 PM

What I use instead of arrowroot powder
| Hide Replies
Tarla Dalal    Hi Saswat, We have tried this recipe only with arrowroot, it is available everywhere. We advice you to use the same.
01 Aug 16 09:13 AM
Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)
 on 13 Jul 16 12:32 PM

Mam, can u tell me what could i use in place arrowroot powder? I cant find it in jakarta. Thanks
| Hide Replies
Tarla Dalal    Hi Ahlam, You can try with cornflour but we are not sure as we have not tried it that way. Arrowroat is also called a paniphal flour
13 Jul 16 12:48 PM
Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)
 on 28 Jun 16 09:26 PM

Hi Maam,as my previous msg for Dal Kachauri ,this time again i followed recipe for Rasgulla which my kids loved and i found my self proud papa in front of their friends as well for making some thing delicious for them. Honestly credit goes to u coz it wud have not been possible without ur post. greatful to u and pls keep encouraging people by posting new delicious dishes. Warm regds
| Hide Replies
Tarla Dalal    Manoj: Great to know your recipes are turning out correctly. Please keep posting your thoughts and reviews to us.
29 Jun 16 10:53 AM
Gulab Jamun
 on 14 Aug 14 04:31 PM

Gulab Jamun
 on 13 Aug 14 03:11 PM

I had always tried making gulab jamuns using the readymade packets. I tried this recipe and my family just loved it. So no more readymade packets...I will always make us of this recipe. tx a lot.