Gulab Jamun(with khoya) is the king of all Indian sweets.
Kala Jamun is the bigger brother.
Both taste similar except that latter is black in color.You can make it in various ways.
Gulab jaman with milk powder and maida/Plain flour if you do not have mawa handy.Some people also make it with paneer.You can also make gulab jamun gluten free by using only sweet potato and milk powder.In this case,we do not add any flour.You will fall in love with it every time you taste it.It is a must for parties and weddings.Best served hot with cold vanilla ice cream.It always makes you go weak in the knees.No wonder there are so many Gulab Jamun mixes and canned tins available. However, this recipe is for those who love to make it from scratch.
I loved making Kala jamun without maida/plain flour.Both versions are tasty and sinful.
what is gulab jamun?
It is an Indian dessert balls filled with crumbled cottage cheese or nuts.They are dunked in a sugar syrup eaten hot or cold.It comes in many sizes round,cylindrical.
Small round ones /mini version are also called angoori jamun.
Mawa Bati Nostalgia
My love for Gulab Jamuns started with I visited Mhow cantonment.My favorite uncle was posted there in the Army cantt. I fell in love with this sweet on my bus trip to Mhow and Indore in Madhya Pradesh.Hot Mawa baati sold in small terracotta pots stole my heart away.
I must be around 10-12 years old.Decades later,the memory is still fresh.Just as the one I just gulped down while writing this post.
Amritsar definitely has beautiful Gulab Jamuns.Best ones fried in Ghee.
I loved watching huge woks at local sweetshops.One of them definitely was Chappan Bhog at Bhopal Madhya Pradesh. Guess the foodie in one always reminds you of your childhood.
I can never eat just one.Eat it hot when its cold outside.Eat it cold when its hot.You can never get over it.For the gulab jamun there is no season and you need no reason!
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