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Gulab Jamun Recipe with Milk Powder

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 10:47:00 PM

Gulab Jamun is a famous Indian sweet recipe often distributed during Diwali, Christmas, Parties, weddings and lot more. When I was staying in hostel I often craved for homemade jamuns and my mom used to prepare this delicious tasty Jamuns whenever I go home. This is the first thing I eat in the morning as soon as I reach home. Even now when I visited India last year,  my mom made me this Milk powder Gulab Jamun and surprised me. 
We can make Gulab jamuns from Khoya , bread and Milk powder , Khoya is little difficult to find in all stores so this method of making Gulab jamuns with milk powder is really simple and very easy. It requires just few basic ingredients. Lets start the preparation.

Serving Size           : 5 people 

Preparation Time  : 10 minutes

Cooking Time        : 25 minutes
Quantity Ingredients for Gulab Jamun Recipe
1 cup Milk Powder (125 gram)
3 tbsp All purpose flour / Maida
1 tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
1/8 tsp Baking soda
4 -5 tbsp Milk

For Sugar Syrup 
1.5 cup Sugar (300 gram)
1.5 cup Water (375 ml)
4Cardamom pods
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
few Saffron strands

Cooking Method

Step 1) Sugar Syrup:
Lets start with sugar syrup, Into a pan add sugar and water to cover the sugar , once the sugar dissolves and comes to a boil turn down the heat to low and let it simmer for 8 -10 minutes. Sugar syrup should not reach 1 string consistency, if it reaches 1 string consistency then the syrup will not penetrate more efficiently into the jamuns.
Once it reaches half string , add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent sugar crystallization also add crushed cardamom pods for flavoring and few strands of saffron ( optional)

Step 2) Dough:
In a mixing bowl add milk powder, Ghee, All purpose flour, baking soda and mix well. After mixing nicely add milk gradually and mix it gently to form a dought. Do not give too much of pressure and knead and also do not knead it for a long time (jamuns turns hard)
After kneading take a small portion of the dough a roll it into small balls, there should not be any cracks on the outside of the balls, it should be soft and smooth. If you see cracks then you can sprinkle a little more of milk and make it again.

Step 3) Frying:
Heat oil or ghee in a pan, Temperature of the oil should be medium it should not be high , if you drop a small portion of the dough it should come to the surface of the oil immediately whithout changing it color, if it becomes brown then the oil is very hot and if it stays down for a long time then the temperature of the oil is not hot enough.
Once you get that temperature, drop the balls and fry until golden brown. do not over crowd the oil , leave enough room for frying also use more oil the jamuns should be fully immersed into the oil.  In between swirl it with a spoon to ensure even browning.

Step 4) Soaking :
Once the balls develop nice uniform golden brown color take it off from the oil and drop it into the sugar syrup. If the sugar syrup is cooled then we need to warm it up for 1 minute before adding the jamuns.

Let the balls soak in the syrup for minimum 3- 4 hours before serving.

That's it our Gulab Jamuns using milk powder are ready to be served. Its quite simple and really easy to make, all we need is milk powder, milk , ghee , maida, sugar and water.


Gulab jamun is an awesome Indian dessert enjoyed during functions and festivals. Gulab jamun with milk powder is quite simple and very easy to make, gorgeous looking milk balls soaked in a light sugar syrup which literally melts in your mouth.
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    For Milk powder Gulab Jamun
  • 1 cup Milk Powder
  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/8 tsp Baking soda
  • 4 -5 tbsp Milk
  • For Sugar Syryp
  • 1.5 cup Sugar
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 Cardamom pods
  • few Saffron strands
  1. Make Sugar Syrup
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients
  3. add milk and make it into a smooth and soft dought
  4. fry the balls in oil over medium heat
  5. Add it to the sugar syrup
  6. Our Delicious Gulab Jamun with Milk powder is ready to be served.

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


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