Gulab Jamun SNC#2

Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food fame came up with the wonderful idea of recipe exchange where two teams challenge each other with their authentic recipes. The teams get a month’s time to prepare the recipe and post on their spaces. October month’s challenge was posed by Shruti on behalf of Northern team and Divya Prakah on behalf of Southern Team.

This is the 2nd event of the series and I am posing this month’s challenge on behalf of the Northern team.  Am glad to present to you Gulab Jamuns. I adapted this recipe from Vikas Khanna’s recipe and trust me it is lip-smacking. I would love to thank Shruti and Sheelu for standing by for the event. You guys rock.

SNC#2- North Team challenge- Gulab Jamun

You shall need:

1 cup… Milk Powder

3+1 tbsp… Ghee/Clarified butter

1.5 tbsp… Rava/semolina

2+1 tbsp… Maida

A pinch of baking powder

3 tbsp… Cream [I used Amul cream]

Oil/ghee to fry

1 cup… Sugar

1 cup…Water

Few drops of rose water [Optional]

1 tbsp… Dried Coconut flakes

1 tbsp… Pistachio chopped finely

A pinch of Cardamom powder


  • Sift the milk powder, maida, semolina and baking powder.
  • To this, add the ghee and mix well. Now add the cream, first add only 2 tbsp, and make soft dough out of it. Add another tbsp if you feel it is dry.

  • Bring the dough together and with a palm greased with ghee make a ball and place in a bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit for 20-30 min.
  • Meanwhile, in a pan, make the sugar syrup. Bring the sugar and water to the boil. Make sure the sugar dissolves completely. Add the gulab jal/rose water. Keep it aside till further use.
  • Make small balls out of the dough. In a wok pour sufficient oil that can immerse the dough balls completely. Heat the oil on full flame. Once it smokes, reduce the flame to medium. After the smoke disappears, add one dough ball first. If it turns black instantly, you must reduce the flame to low-medium. We are looking for an inviting brown color on the dough balls.

  • You may fry 2-3 at a time depending on the size of the wok. But be sure to constantly rolling the balls in the oil so that they get an even color.

  • Remove with a slotted spoon and keep on a kitchen paper. Now they are ready to meet the syrup that makes it a marriage made in heaven.

  • Lower them in the syrup and keep them immersed until further use.

  • In a small bowl, mix the dried coconut flakes, pistachio and cardamom powder.

  • To serve, put a few pieces of the gulab jamun, some syrup and the coconut-pistachio mix on top. Serve with love.


Be very careful while frying.

You may also add cashews and almond slivers as a garnish

Event details:

Sending this recipe to SNC (South Vs North Challenge)


Be very careful while frying.

You may also add cashews and almond slivers as a garnish

Event details:

Sending this recipe to SNC (South Vs North Challenge)

Do check Yashodha’s Kitchen blog to find out what challenge she has posed to the Northern team.

Contact me on any queries:

In case you have any query or suggestion regarding this recipe, please feel free to contact me through my email.

Please Note: 
Friends from Northern team will link their recipe in Yashodha’s Kitchen blog. And the ones in Southern team shall link here.

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  1. Swati Raman Garg · November 1, 2012

    love ur gulab jamuns … iam going to make both of them! awesome… totally excited…

  2. Yashodha · November 1, 2012

    Wow.. Very nice dear!!!!! Love it !! My favorite one!!!!

  3. sharanya · November 1, 2012

    perfect challenge for diwali pallavi

  4. meena · November 1, 2012

    one thought i cant make gulab jamuns myself either so cant switch sides for either team

    all the best

  5. shrutisrasoi · November 1, 2012

    Wow ….. This looks amazing :-) drooling !!!
    Can I change my group ?? Feel like making them right now :)

  6. Jaleela kamal · November 1, 2012

    wow yummy Gulab jamoon.

  7. Siri · November 1, 2012

    Wowwwww looks amazing dear..perfect challenge for Diwali…..looking forward to make these lovelies…

  8. vijayalakshmi dharmaraj · November 1, 2012

    OMG! hi Pallavi its great surprise for me dear to get this challenge…. coz i thought to prepare this for diwali… right time for me to do it… will mail u some doubts dear…

  9. Divya Pramil · November 1, 2012

    Yum yum yum challenge Pallavi :) Looks so perfect Pallvai…excellent job, good write up..Thanks for the wonderful challenge Pallavi :) And thanks to Shruti for helping me out….

  10. Asiya Omar · November 1, 2012

    Gulab jamun looks so tempting.. Soon try your method and link soon..

  11. sheeluagarwal · November 1, 2012

    These jamuns are to die for.. great work Pallvi.. :)

  12. Sherin · November 1, 2012

    I can’t wait to try them. yummy yummy.

  13. bhavna · November 1, 2012

    perfect challenge for southern team…you have made perfectly….would like to finish that…

  14. siri · November 1, 2012

    I have completed my challenge :) please visit my space


    Made Gulab Jamuns

  15. Shylaashree · November 1, 2012

    Pallavi – I have bookmarked this home made jamuns in my to do list for a longtime. But now i got chance for trying this for Diwali. thanks for choosing this. I loved your jamuns and the way you have garnishing is tempting to grab the cup from you. Will soon complete dear.

  16. Tamilarasi Sasikumr · November 1, 2012

    Lovely yummy jamuns…will try to make soon…

  17. Neela · November 1, 2012

    I’m going to make this for the competition :)

  18. Asiya Omar · November 1, 2012

    Pallavi , Just now completed my challenge,not able to link.Please check.

  19. Jiah · November 1, 2012

    Nice n yummy gulab jamuns,looks delicious

  20. Victoria · November 1, 2012

    Cute spongy balls, looks damn attractive and tempting.

  21. You have a nice blog!!! i’m in the south group and my first challenge is this yummy sweet :) thanks.

  22. Chandrani · November 1, 2012

    Wow. Gulab jamun looks so soft and yummy.

  23. themadscientistskitchen · November 1, 2012

    looks great. have been meaning to try these out for ages. Thanks for the nudge needed.
    I am hosting Kids Delight from 16th Nov to 15th Dec’2012 . Do send me your entries

  24. themadscientistskitchen · November 1, 2012

    Sos mine are dissolving as soon as I put then in the hot oil. Please help.

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  26. swasthi · November 1, 2012

    Hi Pallavi! Thanks for choosing this recipe. i have linked mine to the tool. do visit my space.

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