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Gulab Jamun

Brown dumpling in aromatic syrup

Recipe by Dairyman of Dubai, AE

There are different ways of preparing Gulab jamun. This one is how most confectioners in India prepare it.

Ingredients vegetarian 10 servings

  • ¼ lb Indian Cottage Cheese, grated
  • ½ lb Dry Milk
  • 2 tbsps. All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsps. Raw Cream
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • Cardamom to taste, powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Dissolve sugar in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Keep stirring till the syrup thickens. Set aside.
  2. Mix khoya, paneer, soda, flour, cardamom powder and cream. Knead it into a soft dough.
  3. Shape the dough into 12 round balls.
  4. Heat oil and deep fry the balls over medium heat. Keep the heat low or else the insides of the gulab jamun will remain uncooked.
  5. As the balls turn golden brown, remove them and drop them into the warm syrup.
  6. Remove the Gulab jamuns from the syrup after 20 minutes and serve.


Rekha Paliwal

How to measure the consistancy of the syrup


Hi people out there who are asking for meaning of khoya is nothing but the dry milk powder what will be available in grocery stores i US and cottage cheese is nothing but paneer available in desi store.Hope this is heplful for the readers.Thanks.


soooooooooooo yummyyyyyyyyyy yuuummmm really good its very original


the recipee is really nice,but please explain how to use paneer and khoya.

urban baker

hey, is the first recipe ive come across on internet which is very original.i have to remark here,that this recipe is very close to JIGGS Kalra's recipe for gulab jamun....substitutions can be made for khoya,but with not so succesful results!!


i dint understand wt is all purpose flour.. n also the step 2 step way,,like 2 mix flour wt cream,khoya,paneer..plz explai it clearly


please give me the recepie of khoya , or the subtitute as i live in usa n coul'dnt found khoya out here .


wht do u mean by all purpose flour pls provide all ingredient


wat do u mean by raw chesse,where wud i find it?give a specific store name


you can use condensed milk and not use as much sugar


hi i read this recipe about gulab jamun i want to know about what is the khoya and what is drymilk and what is cottege cheese. thanks


I agree with some people that you should replace khoya with some other suitable inredients and i think you should replace to burfee becouse it's contain the similarity of khoya.


It would be nice to see alternative recipe for people living in USA since they cant get ingredients like khoya

Samina Tabbasum

I could't understand the procedure of mixing step by setp.


1) There is no mention on Khoya in the ingredients, but the preparation requires it. A substitute for Khoya would be useful. 2) How to know the right consistency for the syrup?


Pls give a substitute for the khova as it is not available here and to make at home is too tedious. Awaiting your reply.


khoya, we cant get. pl.replace this with any other suitable ingr.