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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Choco Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun was made popular by the Mughals in India,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Nepal and Bangladesh. It is made of a dough consisting of khoya together with flour,rolled and then deep fried. Then soaked in sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater, kewra or saffron.Kemal Pasha,a turkish Dessert like Jamun, is done  adding unsalted Cheese. I tried a sweet Choco variant of it. It turned out Yumm. U can try it using Jamun ready mix adding 2 tsp Cocoa Powder for 1 cup of Mix for an easy Dessert. U  can try other variations like adding unsalted cheese,dessicated coconut etc...Try this recipe at home. Enjoy Easy Desserts at home!. BonAppetit!.

Choco Gulab Jamun

2 tbsp All-purpose flour
3 tbsp  instant Milk powder or 1 tbsp khoya
1  1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp butter - melted
4 - 5 tsp milk - to make the dough
1/2 tsp corn flour
1 - 2 tsp powdered sugar
Oil for frying

For the Sugar Syrup:
250 ml water
100 gms sugar
3 cardamon pods - crushed slightly
2 strands of saffron (optional)
1 tsp rose water
1.Combine all-purpose flour,milk powder or khoya,cocoa powder,corn flour,butter and baking soda to make the dough.
2.Add enough milk to roll into smooth dough.
3.Divide into 12 round shaped balls. Roll gently between your palms to make it even and do the same for all.
4.Heat oil in a non-stick kadai and fry on low flame.Deep-fry them till it turns little done on the sides. Not more than 3 mins as it will taste bitter
5.Boil water and sugar over a low flame in a sauce pan and mix it till sugar dissolves and add soaked saffron,cardamoms and rose water and let it thickens for sometime. Mix it well and turn off the flame.
6.Soak the Jamuns for 12 -15 mins atleast.
7.Serve these Jamuns in Dessert bowls with cashew flakes on top and 1 tbsp sugar syrup on it (or serve it with Cream in winter and Ice-cream in summer).

Sending it to Spotlight : Colourful Holi Event hosted by Chandrani of Cuisine Delights
Color n Sweet Holi fest hosted by Preeeti of Preeti's Kitchen
to Cakes,Cookies and Desserts Event hosted by  Anjali
and Holi Hai Event hosted by  'Cook ..Eat ...n Share'


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

I love this recipe...very tempting..cant wait to giv a try now..;)

Tasty Appetite

Seema said...

good combination...yummy

simran said...

very nice......two of my fav. things...gulab jamuns and chocolate!yum.

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting dear....
looks yummy :)

Faseela said...

wow........... choco jamuns...great recipe...thanx 4 sharing

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


Sunita Sriram said...

nice variation there- looks very tempting :)))

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Looks yummy! I will try this. My son will definitely like this.

sri said...

my mouth is jus filled with salaiva :P

Binys Recipes said...

thats called double treat...

Julie said...

Thats a perfect jamun color,loved the innovative idea..

Erivum Puliyum

Ramya said...

Coco gulab jamuns that is double treat!!

ra said...

wish i could jump into the first pic and eat all of them...

please parcel it Christy :P

Saru Singhal said...

I wish I can eat all those. Delicious...:) My attempt at it is always a disaster...:(

Surabhi said...

mouth watery...
Thanks linking 2 holi Hai
Ongoing Event

Unknown said...

Choco gulab jamun looks delicious and mouthwatering..Thans for linking my event.

Cuisine Delights
My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

This is quite creative for sure. I never heard of something like that ever. I hope they were as soft as t\The gulab jamuns.
thanks for linking.
Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

preeti garg said...

totally tempting....lovly recipe...thanks for linking this recipe with my event