Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab jamuns are one of the most popular desserts in South Asia. My phupo, who is visiting me these days, made delicious gulab jamuns for us yesterday and I shared the process on Instagram. That has to be my most discussed Instagram story to date, as my inbox buzzed for the written recipe. So here you go, presenting a gulab jamun recipe.

gulab jamun recipe

This gulab jamun recipe is good for 22 gulab jamuns. You can cut all ingredients by half if you want to make 11.


  • Sugar 4 cups
  • Baking powder 2 teaspoon
  • Nido dry milk 2 cups
  • Sooji 2 teaspoon
  • Eggs 2
  • Cardamom 4-5
  • All purpose flour 4 teaspoon
  • Saffron (optional)
  • Cooking oil

How to Make:

  • Put four cups of water in four cups of sugar and put on a pot to cook. Add some cardamom seeds. Stir well.
  • After it boils and becomes thick, set on the side.
  • Prepare the dry mix by adding two cups dry Nido milk, two teaspoon baking powder and two teaspoon sooji with four teaspoon all purpose flour. Mix well.
  • Beat 2 eggs and add 2 tablespoon oil to it. Now mix in the dry mix gradually and knead.
  • Take out 22 equal bites on a plate.
  • Shape into balls.
  • Heat oil in a wok or deep frying pan. To know that the temperature is right for frying add a small ball and if it rises the temperature is right.
  • Add the balls to the oil to fry on medium heat. Keep moving around so that they turn red from all sides and are uniformly cooked.
  • Add balls to the cooled down sugar mix and set aside for an hour.
  • Now heat the sugar mix and bring to a boil. Add the saffron threads (optional).
  • Turn off the heat and now the gulab jamun are ready to serve.
  • Take them out of the sugar mix, sprinkle some dry fruit and enjoy!

Here is our Instagram story video to watch the video.

Hope you enjoyed this gulab jamun recipe! Do let us know how they turn out! My phupo and I are really enjoying the feedback.

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