Gulab Jamun

March 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm 3 comments

I always thought making Gulab Jamuns at home will be a difficult task. Some time back I decided to give it a try since my son relishes them. Most of the recipes I browsed required Maida (all purpose flour). A friend suggested, I use Arrowroot instead of Maida. My Mom too used Arrowroot to make Gulab Jamuns when we were kids. So I decided to use arrowroot to make my first ever Gulab Jamuns (made at home).The result was fantastic; and it was a pleasure to watch my son feasting on them.




Gulab Jamun recipe

Makes~ 25-30 Gulab Jamuns




For the Gulab Jamuns

500 gms Khoya/Khawa/Mawa

75-80 gms Arrowroot powder

1 pinch baking soda


For the Gulab Jamuns

3 cups sugar

3 cups water

Few strands of Kesar/Saffron

2-3 drops of Rose essence


Other Ingredients

Ghee (preferably Cow Ghee) for frying



*     Make the sugar syrup by boiling the Sugar and Water till the sugar dissolves (~7-10 minutes).

*     Add saffron and rose syrup, mix nicely and keep aside. 

*     Mix Khoya ,Arrowroot powder and baking soda to form a dough. Knead this dough slowly, taking care it does not stick to your hands (if it does, add a little Arrowroot powder and knead)

*     Once the dough is soft and uniform, make small smooth balls from it.

*     Heat the Ghee in a kadai/wok

*     ‘Test’ the Ghee temperature by dropping in a pinch sized ball of the dough

*     Fry the Gulab Jamuns evenly on low heat till golden brown. The ghee temperature is the key to good, well fried gulab jamuns. So you need to keep on regulating the heat.

*     Add the warm gulab jamuns to the warm sugar syrup. Soak them at least 30-40 minutes before serving. (Actaully they tasted better the next day)

*     Serve them warm or at room temperature

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sonal  |  March 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    looks awesome. yummy..made to perfection. wish i could taste em ;).

  • 2. Mina  |  May 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I normally make gulab jamuns from the ready-to-make packets. But using arrowroot is certainly a good suggestion. I will certainly try this out. thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  • 3. rani  |  September 30, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    what is arrowroot powder ? Is it sold in packet?


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