How to Prepare Instant Gulab Jamun at Home?

What is Gulab Jamun?

Gulab Jamun is a milk-solids-based sweet which is most preferred sweet in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

In this post, let you know how to prepare Gulab Jamun at home without breaking. Thought the recipe sounds very simple, there are a few steps to be followed to make tasty and soft Gulab Jamuns.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Ingredients Needed:

For 20 -25 gulab jamuns
Gulab Jamun flour – 1 packet – 200 grams (available ready made)
Oil for deep frying

For Making Sugar Syrup:

Sugar – 2 and half cups
Water – 3 cups
Cardamom pods -3 peeled (or) crushed

Method to Prepare Sugar Syrup:

In a big pan, mix sugar, water and 2-3 crushed cardamoms.

Bring it to boil and stir until the sugar dissolves completely and syrup becomes slightly sticky. Do not boil too much. Keep it aside.

Method to Make Gulab Jamun:

1. First mix the gulab jamun flour well with your hands to remove all lumps.

2. Then add water (according to the instructions on the pack) and make a soft pliable dough. Let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Divide the dough equally and make small balls without any creases. This is very important.

4. Heat oil and fry the gulab jamuns in medium heat so that the inside of the gulab jamun will also get cooked well. Keep stirring it gently for even cooking and browning. Remove with a slotted ladle when it becomes dark brown in color.

5. Allow the gulab jamuns to cool off a little, before dropping them in hot sugar syrup.

6. Let all the Gulab jamuns remain soaked in the sugar syrup for 1 hour. It can be served hot or cold.

If preferred, you can top it with vanilla ice cream and enjoy. Personally I love it hot.


Do not fry the gulab jamuns in high heat as it will get browned quickly but the inside will not be cooked properly. 

Allow it to cool a little before dropping them in the hot sugar syrup. 

Heat the sugar syrup before dropping the gulab jamuns, if it has become cold.

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