April 6, 2011

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamuns. I think of them of little dumplings of goodness. While I can't stand the cloyingly sweet store bought ones, I love the ones that are made at home. I have to stop myself from eating too many of these whenever Amma makes them.

She made them today and we had them after lunch. All I needed was one bite and I was transported to kingdom happiness. I even remembered that this blog has been neglected for too long. Never before has this blog gone for 3 months without a single post. But this was not without reason.

S and I are blessed with a baby boy. Our own little dumpling of goodness entered our lives 8 weeks ago. Needless to say, life hasn't been the same since. Like Amma's gulab jamuns, I can't seem to get enough of him.

Here's a simple recipe that never fails to satisfy:

200g Khoa
A pinch of Salt
A pinch of Soda Bicarb
1/2 cup Flour

For the syrup:

1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1/4 tsp Rose White Essence or Cardamom Powder

Oil for frying

Heat the oil.

Knead all the ingredients into a dough. Shape the dough into balls or oblongs and fry in the hot oil.

Make a syrup with sugar and water and bring to a boil. Do not make it very thick or attempt to bring it to any thread consistency. Add either the rose essence or the powdered cardamom.

Add the fried balls into the syrup. Allow them to soak a little and enjoy them.
I am glad to share news of the new arrival with all of you. Please have some gulab jamuns to celebrate the good news. 


jayasree said...

Congrats dear. Enjoy your new role.

Chitra said...

Congrats ... Gulab jamun looks yummy , mouthwatering :)

Hari Chandana P said...

Wow.. Congrats dear.. Gulab jamuns looks perfect and delicious.. Take care :)
Indian Cuisine

Divya Kudua said...

Good to see you back with a sweet post Arundhati..have fun with your dumpling!!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

I am so happy for you! I wondered if you might be busy with much more important things and I was correct!!! Taking care of yourself and your baby is the most important thing in the world. these look delicious as all your dishes do. Congratulations from the far side of the world...

Nupur said...

Congratulations on the new baby boy!

I've never made gulab jamuns from scratch, and given that khoa is hard to find where I live + my dislike for deep frying, I'll enjoy yours instead.

Bhagyashri said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your time with the little one, they grow up too fast :)

Cooking Foodie said...

Congratulations on the baby boy :)

And i love gulab jamuns too especially when my mom makes them :)

Laavanya said...

Seeing what a cutie he is I can see how you can't get enough of him! :)

I dislike super sweet gulab jamuns too.. i must try your mom's recipe.

Radhika said...

COngrats. I was missing your posts and wondering why you had not posted for such a long time and now I know the reason. Enjoy your time with him.

vandana rajesh said...

Congrats. The gulab jamuns looks absolutely tempting...liked ur mixed fruit crumble too...bookmarked!!

Arundhuti said...

Congratulations! And delicious gulab jamuns..:)

CinnamonNChillies said...

Congratulations Raaga! I was wondering where u have gone. Enjoy the well deserved Gulab Jamuns :-)


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