Gulab Jamun ಗುಲಾಬ್ ಜಾಮೂನ್ is one of the easiest and tasty sweet cum dessert.
It could be either prepared for festivals like Diwali, Dasara, Holi etc ( But not vrathas) . Also it is suitable if any sudden guests arrive home.
1 Ready made packet around. ರೆಡಿ ಪ್ಯಾಕೆಟ್ –> 250 grams orkay , maiyas, MTR etc
Sugar ಸಕ್ಕರೆ-> 250 grams
Water : Sugar ratio –> Equal, 3 cups each
Ghee ತುಪ್ಪ – 1 tspn
Cardamom ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ 2 to 3 powdered with Sugar in a mixer/Mortar and pestle
 Mix Gulab Jamun mix with 1/4 cup of water or just sprinkle water to make a soft pilable dough. Knead it very well with the backward side of the fist.
 Keep aside for 5-10 mins…
 Sugar Syrup ಸಕ್ಕರೆ ಪಾಕ::: Put 1:1 measure of Sugar and water in a pan and keep stirring continuously until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to boil (boiling would be enough for this sweet, extra care on consistency of syrup is not much required, hence it is an easy sweet to try even for beginners ). Keep it aside to cool. To this add cardamom powder or rose essence for good aroma and little Kesar for color.
 Now heat oil in another pan for deep frying.. Another side, take the rested pilable dough from step 1 and 2, and knead it well once again. Take some oil/ghee in hand smear it over the palm and gently make small rounds and deep fry..
Keep aside for it to cool and then soak in the Sugar syrup in step 3.
Serve it in bowls and enjoy with kids/guests. 🙂
Though many of us know the Jamun making procedure, there are few hints which might be helpful tips:-
 Kneading the dough, as soft as possible. ಹಿಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ನಾದಬೇಕು
 Making the rounds ( before frying ) into a very soft textured ball, so that the resultant texture also remains soft.
 Making small balls are enough, because the size increases once the ball is soaked in Sugar Syrup.
 Before soaking the jamun balls in sugar syrup, cool either the Sugar syrup or the deep fried balls very well or if possible both. If both are hot, definitely there are chances that the jamun breaks out immediately.
 We can make the shape into small ovals or triangular ones (by folding into triangle ತ್ರಿಕೋಣ) than the regular round shaped jamun balls, especially for kiddos . 🙂
 Fry on low medium flame.. Soak in sugar syrup for atleast 30 minutes.. 100 grams of mix makes approximately 25 to 30 jamuns.. 💐💐
Hope these are helpful tips.
Do try and let me know your feedback !!!💐💐💐