Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gulab Jamun made with ready made mix / Blogging Marathon #25

             Today We are running Blogging Marathon #25 started by Srivalli.This week I am running on  the "G S N" alphabets theme.So for the alphabet "G" I took gulab jamuns .One more reason for posting jamuns is,today is my birthday.Yes I am celebrating birthday with my twin sister "Kavitha".Happy birthday "Kavi" :)
 
                Gulab jamun is the first sweet,I tried in my early stages of cooking.Believe it or not,it will always be a nightmare for me to get a good shaped jamun.Literally I have acquired a P.HD in making  jamuns.I have got all sort of troubles while cooking these simple (?) monsters.Either my jamun will break during frying or it will break during soaking.Whatever the reason is ,it will break.I have thrown batches in to the trash two three times..Though it may look so simple,but getting a good shaped jamuns will be tricky.But after my thesis and studies and experiences,started preparing good shaped jamuns which are soft and dense.Here ,I have listed all the trouble shooting methodologies .So beginners can learn from my findings (Ha ha ha).
 
 
 
Yield : 20 medium sized jamuns

Ingredients:
For Syrup:
1.Sugar           -           300 gm / 10 1/2 oz
2.Water          -            320 ml / 11 oz
3.Rose water  -            1/2 tsp

For the jamuns:
1.Gulab jamun mix       -        100 gm / 3.5 oz
2.Milk                           -         50-60 ml / 1 1/2 - 2 oz
3.Oil                              -         for frying
4.ghee                            -         for greasing
5.Cashews                      -         for garnishing

Method:
Syrup:
Take sugar and water in a pan and bring it to boil.Now reduce the flame to sim and keep it for 5 minutes,or untill a sticky syrup is formed.Add the rose water to the syrup.We can also add some lemon juice to stop the syrup from crystalizing.First prepare the syrup and keep it warm,so that the jamuns are fried and added directly into the warm syrup.

Making of Jamuns:
* Take a mixing bowl,add the ready made mix into the bowl.Now slowly add milk and form a soft dough.Don't knead the dough for long,then the jamuns may break while frying.Let it rest for 10 minutes.Cover it with a damp cloth.
* Grease your hands with ghee.Now divide the dough into 20 jamuns.Roll it into smooth jamuns.The jamuns should not have cracks.If not the jamuns will break while frying.
* Heat  oil in a wok.When the oil is hot enough,turn the heat to medium low.Now test the oil,by dropping a pinch of dough in the oil.The dough should go down and after a second,it should come up.This is the right temperature.If we are frying the jamuns in high flame,then the jamuns will get cooked partially.That is,the jamuns will turn black quickly,and the inner is not cooked .
* Now slowly drop the jamuns in batches.Fry the jamuns by turning them frequently.If not the jamuns will not have even colour.Don't over crowd the jamuns,while frying.If not they will not cook properly.
* When the jamuns are golden brown in all the sides,drop them directly into the syrup.At this point,syrup should be warm.If the syrup is not warm,heat it again slightly.
* Let the jamuns soak in the syrup for an hour and then serve.After ,an hour ,the jamuns should have absorbed the syrup and look soft and fluffy.If you feel that the jamuns are not soft ,then transfer the jamuns into a microwave safe bowl and heat it for a minute and  leave it there.After some time check the jamuns,it should have absorbed the syrup and if we touch it ,it should be soft.If not heat it again ,till you get soft jamuns.Usually soaking the jamuns overnight will work.Always make sure that the syrup should be warm.

Check for my "Ricotta Cheese Gulab Jamun " post for stepwise clicks.

33 comments:

Raksha said...

Hey, the clicks have come out awesome.
Love gulab jamnus anytime.

-Raksha
Raksha's Kitchen

Veena Theagarajan said...

Perfect gulab Jamun.. Love it

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Wishing you and your sister Kavita a very happy birthday.."Many many happy returns of the day" to both of you.
My all time favorite gulab jamun..looking inviting.

Swasthi Blank said...

Wishing you and Kavi a very happy Birthday. jamuns look beautiful.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy B'day to you and your sister. Great way to celebrate with gulab jamuns.
Deepa

Kitchen Queen said...

sometimes box comes very handy , still rest of the stuff we have to do it. nice clicks and dish too..

Biny's Recipes said...

one of my fav sweets...serve it anytime

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done

Subhie Arun said...

Awesome clicks dear.. N yummy !!

Julie said...

Tempting ones,my favorite too!!

Maha Gadde said...

Delicious looking n very tempting

Akila said...

Happy bday dear... N your jamuns looks great... Thanks the lovely tips... Bookmarking it...

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Chef Mireille said...

this is my all time favorite Indian sweet and yours look so perfect - just like the ones I get from the Indian mithai shops here in NY

Sangeetha Priya said...

Who say no to this delicious and instant treat, so tempting clicks too :-)

Shylaja Praveen said...

happy birthday to both of you. Gulab jamoon looks too tempting.Nice clicks

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wish you a very happy Birthday Savitha. That is loads of information on getting jamuns right. Jamuns look perfect...

Prathima Rao said...

Such soft & golden & tempting jamuns!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Nice click and awesome recipe..Happy Birthday Savitha..

Aruna Manikandan said...

perfect and delicious jamuns...

Arthy Suman said...

Perfect balls....looks so delicious...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you Twins. Love the GJs.

Suma Gandlur said...

First of all, accept my belated b'day wishes. Hope you had loads of fun. :)
I just want to gooble up those yummy jamuns from my monitor.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

Belated birthday wishes, Savitha! Gulab jamuns look absolutely drool worthy!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Belated Happy birthday to you and your sister! Hope you had a good one. Making perfect Gulab jamuns does take lot of skills. It took me a long time to master that. You have done it very well :)

Priya said...

Wow you have a twin sister, pass her my regards and belated wishes to you both.

Birthdayku sema sweet,juicy jamuns looks fabulous.

sushma said...

One of my family's fav sweet. Looks perfect.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Belated B'day wishes,gulab jamun looks yummy and tempting...

Pavani said...

Belated Birthday wishes to you.. And its cool to know that you are one of twins..
Gulab jamuns look awesome.

Rajani S said...

The gulab jamuns look perfect. They seem apt for celebrating the occasion :)

Happy (belated) birthday to you two!

Anonymous said...

Honestly if someone can post the results of trying to cook with this recipe, rather than b'day wishes and what not,that would be great.

Radhika Krishna said...

Hi Savitha,The JAMUNS look awesome, mouthwatering:-),let me try this diwali & definitely i will post the result(????????). Happy Diwali to allll!:-) first WISH ME ALL THE BEST YAR!!!!!!!!!!

Savitha said...

Radhika, all the best yaar. You can do it.

Radhika Krishna said...

Hi Savitha n Kavitha,thanks 4 ur wishes ma,i have sucessfully made ROUND ROUND delicious jamuns so SOFT and FLUFFY 2..............:-) EUREKA!!!!!! i have cooked the jamuns in a perfect shape.Thank u once again savi/kavi!.SWEET DIWALI TO ALLLL !!!!

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