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Preparation info

  • Makes

    24

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

The Food of India

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

  • About

Literally translated to mean rose-flavoured plum, gulab jamun is an extremely popular Indian sweet made by soaking fried balls of chenna in syrup. A pinch of ground cardamom can be added to the dough for extra flavour.

Ingredients

Syrup

  • 440 g (2 cups) sugar
  • 4-5 drops rosewater

Method

Roll the gulab jamun into smooth balls. When they have fried to a deep golden brown, add them to the flavoured sugar syrup.

To make the syrup, put the sugar in a large heavy-based saucepan with