Gulab Jamun Recipe | How to make Gulab Jamun with khoya at home

Gulab Jamun is an Indian sweet dish made with khoya (dried evaporated milk solids) , sugar, all purpose flour (maida). Gulab Jamun is one of the popular Indian dessert to be made during marriage receptions, ceremonies, Indian festivals like holi, diwali etc.

Can be made very easily at home, follow below step by step recipe to make mouth watering Gulab Jamuns.

What is Gulab Jamun?

Gulab jamuns are soft sugar syrup soaked balls made of khoya, flour , sugar, cardamom powder. Here is the step by step recipe to make Gulab Jamun.

Gulab Jamun Recipe

Ingredients to make sugar syrup

  • 1.5 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cup water
  • 1 Teaspoon rose water
  • 1 Teaspoon cardamom powder

Ingredients to make Gulab Jamun

  • 1 Cup grated khoya( 200 gram)
  • 1/4 Cup all purpose flour( maida)
  • 1 Teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • Ghee or Oil for frying

Preparation Time

  • Preparation time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 15 minutes
  • Serves – 15 Gulab Jamun
  • Meal type – Dessert (Veg)

Method to prepare sugar syrup

  • Pour 2 cups of water in a pan
  • Add 1.5 cups of sugar and 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Boil this until the syrup turns slightly sticky. To check its consistency take little syrup in a plate, let it cool then dip your finger in it and touch with your thumb, it should be slightly sticky. It should not reach one string consistency. If it becomes sticky then you can add little water and stir
  • Add rose water.

Method to prepare Gulab Jamun

  • Take khoya in a pan heat it until it becomes soft or take grated khoya and mash it well until it becomes soft
  • Add all purpose flour then mix it well
  • Add baking powder and mix it together
  • Add cardamom powder
  • Mix well to form a dough, don’t knead
  • Make small balls, if you are unable to form balls add some milk and mix it well to form a soft dough
  • Place the gulab jamun in medium hot oil or ghee at low flame. once they start getting golden , keep stir them in ghee. they should be evenly brown
  • Remove gulab jamun and place them in paper towel to remove excess oil/ghee
  • Place them in hot sugar syrup
  • Garnish gulab jamun with your favorite nuts and serve them

Tips to make Gulab Jamun

  • If khoya is bit hard then heat it in a pan to make it soft.
  • If sugar syrup has impurities, add 1 table spoon milk and simmer. a layer of scum will be formed, remove this layer with a spoon.
  • Don’t add gulab jamun to the syrup immediately after frying. this might cause a layer of ghee around the gulab jamun after some time.
  • You can also make stuffed gulab jamuns by filling the center with chopped nuts.
  • Oil should be medium hot.


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