Gulab Jamun

Deep fried sweet dumplings stewed in sugar syrup.

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Gulab Jamun

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Main Ingredients Mawa (khoya), Chenna
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Mithais
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Gulab Jamun

  • 1 1/2 cups Mawa (khoya)
  • 1/4 cup Chenna
  • 1/4 teaspoon Soda bicarbonate
  • 3 tablespoons Refined flour (maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • to deep fry Ghee


  1. Grate khoya and mash chenna and keep aside. Mix the two along with soda bicarbonate, refined flour, green cardamom powder and a little water to make a soft dough.
  2. Divide into sixteen equal portions and shape into balls. Prepare a sugar syrup with sugar and two cups of water. Clear the syrup by removing the scum, if any.
  3. Heat ghee/oil in a kadai. Add the balls and deep fry on low heat till golden in colour. Drain and soak in the sugar syrup for atleast fifteen to twenty minutes before serving.