Desserts and Sweets/ Indian Sweets


Radhika of Tickling Palates is hosting a fun event named BLOG HOP WEDNESDAYS.This week i am paired with Priya  of NOW SERVING.I tried out these super delicious Gulab jamuns her blog,. You can find the original  recipe here.


  1. All purpose flour- 1 cup
  2. Milk powder-1 1/2 cups
  3. Baking soda-1/4 tsp
  4. Yogurt or regular heavy cream
  5. Oil

For the syrup

  1. Sugar- 2 1/2 to 3  cups
  2. Water- 3 cups
  3. Cardamon pods- 4 nos
  4. Saffron -a few strands(optional)


  • Sift all purpose flour,milk powder and baking soda together.
  • Add sufficient quantity of heavy cream or yogurt  and knead well to form a soft dough.(like chappathi dough)
  • Keep aside for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine sugar and water in a pan and cook for 5 minutes or  until it thickens slightly.Add cardamom pods and saffron and keep aside. 
  • Make small balls out of the dough( almost 25 to 28 nos) and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls over medium low heat until it turns dark golden brown in color.
  • Drain these cooked balls into the sugar syrup and keep aside until the jamuns are completely soaked in the sugar syrup.


Sending this to Diwali special event at Tickling palates by Radhika
                      Diwali event at Anu’s healthy kitchen
                      My Diwali My way event at Yummy food blog

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    September 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Wow yummy and perfect jamuns…drooling here

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    September 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Great jamuns and great clicks!


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    Umm Mymoonah
    September 28, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Mouthwatering here by looking at this soft and syrupy jamuns, nice pictures.

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    September 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

    they are soooooo tempting!!! I will love to finish a bowl of these jamuns
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    September 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    :P…mouth is watering…it is my fav…
    It looks soo perfect…golden brown…wow!!
    shud have hot jamun with vanila icecream…bliss!!!!

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    September 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Wow! They look so good and delicious.

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    September 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    mouth watering.. yumm.. yumm..

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    Indian Khana
    September 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

    My my look at these beauties … perfect …I wish can have few 😀

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    Rinku Naveen
    September 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Oh my my such perfect jamuns. Drooling here! Lovely clicks!

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    vaishali sabnani
    September 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

    speechless!!…wonderful clicks!!..amazing presentation…love that pot…love the texture n color of the gulab jamuns..fried perfectly ..absolutely delicious..wish cud pop at least one…:))

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    Priya Suresh
    September 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Omg, cute looking spongy jamuns..

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    September 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

    home made dough for gulab jamuns !! wonderful clicks too 🙂

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    September 28, 2011 at 10:49 am

    YOu know what, your gulab jamuns are truly the most beautifully shot sweet that I've seen so far, honestly, even better than ones we got at restaurants..well done!

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    vandana rajesh
    September 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

    wow just loved your gulab jamuns…perfect and so temtping. Lovely clicks.

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    Sanctified Spaces
    September 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My god absolutely gorgeous clicks..feel like grabbing one from the monitor.

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    MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    September 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Deliciously Yummy,Divinely good Gulab Jamuns with a supergood recipe .Thanks for sharing and dropping in.

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    September 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Perfect gulabjamuns…….Very nice presentation ……I would like to grab that bowl out of the screen.

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    September 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    wow those jamun luks gorgeous and perfect…

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    September 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Vidhya, I must say you have done a marvelous job dear – this was one of my earlier blogged recipes and my photography was not the best – But you done this recipe great justice with your wonderful camera work 🙂 thanks for trying it out and I hope it was well enjoyed by all
    Cheers, priya

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    Priya Sreeram
    September 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    super looking jamuns- just calling out to gulp them all down ! lovely pics

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    September 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    oooh..mouthwatering pics. y do u kill us with so many pics 🙂

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    Taste Melanger
    September 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    They look simply perfect and so inviting too! Bookmarked

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    Suja Manoj
    September 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Wow,delicious and perfect shape,drooling here..looks divine

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    September 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Absolutely Mouthwatering!

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    September 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    my favorite ever, they look so tempting. What a great color and how soft they look, perfect job !!!

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    jaya's recipes
    September 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Wow perfect jamuns and wonderful clicks!

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    Love and other Spices
    September 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Am drooling…these looks absolutely your clicks.What camera do you use,kurryleaves..?

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    September 28, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Wow…perfect jammuns….beautiful presentation..

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    Sobha Shyam
    September 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    wow, they have come out so perfect dear, i cant resist these jamuns…:)

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    September 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    wow yummy & delicious jamuns !!!!!!

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    September 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Lovely gulabjamuns…. Bookmarking the recipe

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    September 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    perfectly made, they look simply irresistible 🙂

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    September 29, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Those gulab janum looks so perfect.

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    September 29, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Oooo..such tempting GJs..

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    September 29, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Wow!!!So tempting!!1Beautiful presentation.

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    September 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Tempting clicks. wonderful presentation and what else Totally speechless.

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    September 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    can gulab jamuns look more tempting than this? pls consider including a tutorial on photgraphy in the blog.

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    September 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    sigh I really want to grab one NOW

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    September 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Bookmarked! Have tried few before, but never came out so perfect like urs,thanks for the recipe. Lovely clicks,am all drooling.

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    September 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hyyoooo. What a stunning ans gorgeous Gulab jamuns???? Love them. Your pictures are also speaking so much. Love the pictures too.


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    Vineetha Sush
    October 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Oh wooww..That looks super delicios…Mouthwatering gulabjamun.
    First time here,will be following u 🙂

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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    October 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    gorgeous cliks makes me droooooooool…:P
    excellent preparation dear..
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    October 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Those jamuns look incredibly delicious ~ mind blowing pics!

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    Sensible Vegetarian
    October 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Perfectly made looks simply mouthwatering.

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    October 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Wow!! the gulab Jamun look really delicious and sweet, love the photos… so mouth watering!!

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    October 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you all for your lovely comments..
    @Priya Thanks a lot for the recipe…
    @Farwin happy to know that you liked the clicks..i use a canon p&s IXUS 90 IS
    Thank you all..hugs

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    MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    October 9, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Hi Ur Gulab Jamun Luks fabulously great and the recipe is perfect.Luv it dear.U have amazing recipes here in this gorgeous blog.

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    October 11, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Lovely jamuns….why dnt u send it to the event
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    October 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    wow…. i just feel like taking the gulab jamuns in my mouth… great snaps…

    first time to your blog and you have nice collection of recipes…


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    October 13, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Lovely Gulab Jamuns..:) beautiful presentation and pics.. Makes it even more festive..:)

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    December 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I absolutely love this dessert. Would love for you to share this with us over at

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    May 17, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Can whole wheat flour be used instead of All purpose flour? Awaiting your reply. Thanks for your wonderful blog

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    July 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

    It looks like very beautiful.
    gulab jamun

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    February 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    These look oh so perrrrfeect. My little one loves globe jamuns :). I will try these fr her

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    August 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I wish to try out the " made to kill" Gulab Jamuns
    Just wanted to know the quantiy of freshcream/yoghurt.How much do we need to use?

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      August 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Lakshmi..start with 2 tbsp and add more as required..about 1 tsp at a time,until it starts to form a soft dough…

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