Tuesday, October 29, 2013


This is the most famous sweet  in India.  Besides the original recipes, there are so many brands available in the market for readymade gulab jamoon powder.  I have never tried these. I prefer the original recipes always. Among them, this is the only recipe I love always to follow. 25 years back, I got this recipe from a friend who was working in a five star hotel in the abroad. The hotel was following this recipe only. After following this recipe and tasted the soft and delicious gulab jamoons, I have stopped trying the other recipes of gulab jamoons. Now the recipe follows..... 
குலோப் ஜாமூன்

Self raising flour- 3 tbsp
Full cream milk powder- 8 tbsp
Bicarbonate of soda and baking powder- 1/4 tsp
Soft butter- 1 tbsp
oil to fry the jamoons
water- 2 to 2 1/2 tbsp
cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
saffron- a few threads 

For the syrup: 

Sugar- 2 cups
Water- 3 cups 


Sieve the self raising flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and the cardamom powder  thrice.
Mix in the butter and mix well with the flour evenly.
Now add the water little by little and make a soft dough.
The dough should be shiny and soft without cracks.
Make small goose-berry sized balls.
Do not press hardly the dough and do not give pressure to make the balls.
Heat the oil on low-medium fire.
Fry the balls ten at a time.
When the balls become golden brown evenly on all the sides, take them away and keep them on a kitchen towel.
Now mix the sugar in the water, pour it in a pan and heat it on medium fire.
When the syrup starts simmering, put in all the balls with the saffron..
Allow the balls to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
Now the delicious Gulab Jamoons is ready to serve!
When you fry the balls, the Gulab Jamoons should become double in size.
Then when the jamoons are boiling in sugar syrup, again they must become double in size.
This is the correct method to follow. 

PS:  Plain flour can be used instead of self raising flour.



  1. super delicious jamuns, very beautiful and yummy...

  2. Excellent jamuns, feel like finishing them..

  3. Looks very delicious home made jamuns.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks a lot for the lovely comment Priya Anandkumar!

  5. Thank you very much for the nice compliment Priya Suresh!

  6. Thanks a lot for the nice feedback Asia!

  7. Thank you very much for the lovely compliement Sangeethapriya!