Gulab Jamun

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Gulab jamun are imo the best desi dessert. Ever. They are basically powdered milk balls fried and soaked in sugar syrup. 🤤


  • 3/4 a cup of powdered milk.
  • 1/2 cup of semolina
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or clarified butter*
  • milk as required for kneading the dough approx. 3-4 tbsp.

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • lemon juice 1 tsp

Optional add-in for the syrup:

  • a few strands of saffron
  • rose water 1 tbsp.
  • cardamom


  1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and stir.
  2. Now add in the ghee and sort of crumble it up so its like moist sand.
  3. Now slowly add in the milk until it forms a firm dough.
  4. Now add the ingredients for the sugar syrup to a pan and cook until it boils.
  5. Now start making small ball of the dough and try to make them as uniform as possible.
  6. Fry the balls at a low flame until brown.
  7. Immediately add it to the sugar syrup which you should have poured out into a bowl.
  8. Let them sit for about half an hour so they soak up the syrup.


your done.