Gulab Jamun ( Mithai)
by Tarla Dalal
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gulab jamun is a Punjabi sweet served not only at restaurants but also on the streets in North India. Learn how to make gulab jamun.
There are umpteen ready mixes available in the market for making gulab jamun, but none can beat the traditional recipe made with homemade khoya. While it is slightly time consuming, making them is not very difficult.
Though famous from North India, this sweet is famous across India, especially in the west of India. Make and relish gulab jamun with khoya with family and friends on occasions like Diwali Raksha - Bandhan and Dussehra.
To make gulab jamun, make the sugar syrup first. 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. Simmer on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the syrup is of one string consistency. Remove any impurities which float on top of the syrup using a slotted spoon. Add the saffron and mix well. Keep the sugar syrup warm. Then combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead well into a very smooth dough. Divide this mixture into 30 equal portions and roll each into round balls. Keep aside. 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. Drain well and immediately immerse in the warm sugar syrup. Soak the gulab jamuns in the sugar syrup for at least 1 hour. Serve gulab jamun warm.
Authentic gulab jamun with khoya 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.
Milk powder and arrowroot flour have been added in this Indian mithai for binding the dough. Ensure that your dough is smooth to get soft gulab jamuns.
Tips for gulab jamun. 1. Keep stirring the sugar syrup continuously and ensure you do not miss the one string consistency. 2. While making the gulab jamun balls ensure that there are no cracks on the surface as otherwise the gulab jamuns will crack while deep-frying. 3. As you deep-fry keep adding the fried jamuns in sugar syrup. 4. You can store them refrigerated in an air-tight container with the sugar syrup. They stay fresh for upto 3 days.
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