Gulab Jamun
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Serves: 6
Sugar Syrup
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp rose water
Gulab Jamun
  • 1 cup full cream milk powder
  • ½ cup self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp bi-carb soda
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 25gm butter
  • ⅓ cup water
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Combine water, sugar, cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. Stir in rosewater. Cool slightly.
  2. Combine the milk powder, flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground cardamom in a bowl. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients. Add enough of the water to make a soft sticky dough (add more water if necessary). Shape heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls.
  3. Heat oil in a large wok (to test temperature I put a wooden spoon handle in the oil, if it has little bubbles all around it, then it's ready). Reduce heat to low. Cook the balls, turning occasionally, for 2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a tray lined with paper towel.
  4. Put all balls into a deep dish and cover with sugar syrup. All to sit for at least 30 mins.
Recipe by The Life of Clare at