Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gulab Jamun Recipe with Khoya
 

 
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 18-20 gulab jamuns
Ingredients
for the jamuns:
  • 1 cup khoya/mava/evaporated milk, 100 gms
  • ¾ cup grated paneer, 100 gms of paneer
  • 3 tbsp maida/all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sooji/rava/semolina
  • 4 cardamoms/choti elaichi, powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 tbsp milk or add as required
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • oil for deep frying the gulab jamuns
for the sugar syrup:
  • 250 gms sugar, about 1 and ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tbsp milk (optional) - read notes

step by step gulab jamun recipe with khoya:

1. take khoya/mava/evaporated milk in a bowl.
khoya for making gulab jamun
2. mash it very well. there should be no lumps or small bits or pieces in the khoya. you can also grate and then mash the khoya.
mash khoya - making gulab jamun
3. then add grated paneer, rava/sooji, all purpose flour/maida, baking powder and cardamom powder to the mashed khoya. there should be no lumps in both the mawa and paneer. if there are lumps, then the texture of the gulab jamuns is not even and smooth. the bits and pieces of mawa or paneer give a bite while eating the gulab jamuns.
mix gulab jamun ingredients
4. mix well.
mix gulab jamun ingredients
5. add milk and gather together to form a dough with milk. don’t knead. just gently mix. if you are unable to form balls or if the mixture appears dry, then add a few teaspoons of milk. cover the dough and keep aside for 30 mins.
mix gulab jamun ingredients and milk
6. dissolve sugar in water.
sugar solution for making gulab jamun
7. heat the sugar solution till it become sticky. you just need to switch off the fire before the syrup reaches a one thread consistency.
sugar solution for making gulab jamun
8. add rose water and stir. keep the sugar solution aside. on cooling if the sugar syrup crystallizes, then just add 2 to 3 tbsp water and warm the syrup again. it will again return to a liquid state.
sugar solution for making gulab jamun
9. make small balls from the dough. cover the balls and keep aside.
make gulab jamun balls
10. heat oil till its medium hot. lower the flame and wait for a minute. then gently place the gulab jamuns in the oil.
fry the gulab jamuns
11. once they start to have tiny golden spots, keep on rotating them in the oil, so that the gulab jamuns are evenly browned. since i was taking pics, i browned a few of them extra.
remove fried gulab jamuns
12. remove the gulab jamuns and then drain them on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
fried gulab jamuns
13. then place the hot gulab jamuns in the sugar syrup. continue frying the gulab jamuns this way in batches.
add gulab jamuns to sugar syrup
14. when all the jamuns are placed in the sugar syrup, then keep the whole pan on a low flame for a few minutes, till the gulab jamuns become soft. heating helps the jamuns to absorb the syrup and become soft. the gulab jamuns increase a bit in size. don’t over cook as then the gulab jamuns break. use a large pan, so that the jamuns are not overcrowded and you can easily stir them gently while they are simmering.
gulab jamun recipe with khoya
15. serve gulab jamuns warm or at room temperature. you can also chill the gulab jamuns and serve them cold. garnish the gulab jamuns with rose petals or almond slivers.

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