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air fryer gulab jamun
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5 from 3 votes

Air fryer Gulab Jamun

Evergreen Indian dessert cooked in air fryer
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Freezing time3 hrs
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: glutenfree, glutenfree kala jamun, gulab jaam, kala jaam
Servings: 12



  • 1 cup sweet potato boiled and grated
  • 2 cup milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot ghee

For sugar syrup

  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 2-3 drops of lemon juice
  • 5-6 saffron strands


for sugar syrup

  • Bring all ingredients to a boil and cook until you get a light sticky syrup.
  • Keep it hot turning the heat for few minutes.It will thicken once it cools down.

for air fryer gulab jamun

  • Boil/steam sweet potato,remove the skin and grate it.
  • Add milk powder to it with 1 tablespoon hot ghee.
  • Knead the dough, add more milk powder if required,keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Grease your hands with ghee,shape the mix into balls of any shape.
  • Transfer the tray into the freezer,allow to freeze for 2-3 hours.
  • Pre heat the air fryer at 150C for 10 minutes,place trimmed muffin cases ,greased with ghee/butter in the air fryer
  • Place the frozen gulab jamun balls in the air fryer.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes, brushing with ghee twice in between.
  • Once they turn light brown,remove them slowly from muffin case, move them to the warm sugar syrup.
  • Let them stay in the syrup for few hours.
  • Serve chilled or at room tempreture.


If you place these on a silicon or baking sheet in the airfryer, them the shape will be less round.