Remitbee Recipe : A Taste of India - Gulab Jamun

For the third installment of Remitbee Recipes, we are making dessert!

Canada is lucky to be home to different cultures and ethnicities, and with this melting pot of people comes different types of delicious food. In the Remitbee Recipe series, we have collected family recipes from immigrants across Canada! This recipe for Galab Jamun was submitted by Geeta from Brampton.

Sweets are a normal part of celebration when it comes to Indian culture! But you don’t always need a holiday to enjoy a delicious dessert. Gulab Jamuns are basically the indian version of a donut but soaked in syrup. Served hot, they are perfect to enjoy with a nice hot cup of Chai after a meal

Cook Time: 45 mins

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 3 cups powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or double cream, thickened; approximately)
  • Vegetable, canola, or sunflower oil (for frying)

Directions

Syrup

Step 1. In a deep pan, combine water and sugar and boil until all the sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and add rose water and Cardamom, let sit for 10 seconds and remove from heat and stir.

Fritters

Step 1. In a large bowl, mix the powdered milk, flour, and baking powder.




Step 2. Slowly add the heavy cream to the powder mixture and knead to make medium soft dough. Keep adding the cream until it is smooth. You do not need to use all of the cream, dough should be smooth and not sticky.



Step 3. Wash and lightly grease our hands. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized balls, and roll them between your hands until they are smooth. Make sure that the balls do not have any cracks.

Step 4. Heat up cooking oil in a pan suitable for deep frying the fritters

Step 5. Deep fry the fritters until they are brown on each side. Make sure to stir often and do not cook them at overly high heat as this will result in them being burnt on the outside and raw on the inside.

Step 6. Cook fritters fully then drain the oil off in a colander and soak in the syrup for a minimum of 3 hours!

And that’s it! Gulab Jamun’s go great with ice cream, fruits, or even by themselves. Hopefully, this recipe helps you think of home or has allowed you to try something new!

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