Khavyache Gulab Jamun | Gulab Jaman Recipe with Khoya/Mawa

How to make soft, melt-in-the-mouth, Homemade Gulab Jamun from Scratch

Hello Foodies,

          Gulab Jamun is a very popular and absolutely delicious Indian dessert. Another year of adding a little sweetness! 

The sugar syrup for gulab jamun is flavored with cardamom, saffron, and then fried mawa+flour dough balls soaked in the sugar syrup, hence the term Gulab Jamun. It is made traditionally with dried milk solids. These dried milk solids are also called khava, khoya, or mawa. 

Video Recipe:

Hot Gulabjamun with chilled Icecream, Golabjamun with Gajar Halwa, Gulabjamun with Sweet Boondi(Diljamai), Gulabjamun Cake jars is the best combinations that I have ever tried! Have you ever tried any one of them? How do you prefer your Gulab Jamun, Hot or Cold? Let me know your favorite combination. 


To Make Gulab Jamun:

  •  1 ½ Cups Khava/Khoya/Mawa, grated or crumbled
  • ½ Cup All-purpose flour/Maida
  • 2 Tbsp Semolina/Rava
  • ½ Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • ¼ Cup Milk, add little at a time, use more if needed
  • Ghee or Oil for frying
  • Almonds, Pistachios sliced, Rose Petals to garnish

To Prepare Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar 2 Cups
  • Water 2 Cups
  • Saffron few strands
  • Cardamom Powder 1 Tsp
  • Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp


To make the dough for the Gulabjamun:

  • In a bowl, add grated khoya, rava(semolina), baking powder, all-purpose flour(maida), and mix it well.
  • Now add milk a little at a time, so the dough starts to form(We don't want the dough to be sticky, so add enough milk for it to come together). 
  • Knead and make a smooth and soft dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • After 10-15 minutes, grease palms with some ghee. 
  • Make small balls from the dough and make sure the dough balls are smooth and crack-free, else they might break when frying. 
  • Squeeze the dough between your palms to make it smooth and crack-free(If there are cracks, add a few drops of milk to make it smooth).
  • Make equal-sized balls.

To Fry the Gulabjamuns:

  • Meanwhile, heat oil/ghee in a kadhai/pan.
  • Add 5-6 dough balls in the hot oil and keep stirring and frying.
  • Fry on medium to low flame until it turns golden brown.
  • Once fried place them on the plate and fry the remaining dough balls.

To Make Sugar Syrup:

  • In a pan add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water and let it boil for 5-6 minutes.
  • Now, to the syrup add cardamom powder, saffron strands, and lemon juice mix well.
  • Turn the flame off and sugar syrup is ready to soak the Gulab Jamun.

To Soak the Gulabjamun in the Sugar Syrup:

  • Add fried Gulab Jamun to the sugar syrup while the syrup is warm, so they soak in all the sweetness and become soft. 
  • Soak the Gulab Jamun for at least 30 minutes before enjoying it. 
  • Soaking for up to 4- 5 hours works great too.
  • Once cooled garnish it with almonds, pistachios, and rose petals.
  • Here, soft, melt in the mouth, and delightful Gulab Jamuns are ready to Enjoy!!!

Tips to Make Khavyache Gulab Jamun:

  • If the shape of Gulab Jamun not coming means add a little amount of milk to your palm and make a ball.
  • If the syrup is too hot, the balls might break. If it is cold, then the balls will not soak the syrup well.
  • If the syrup thickens means Jamun will not absorb the syrup as required.
  • The balls were fried on high heat, which can make them hard from the outside and uncooked from the inside.

Some More Indian Desserts to Try:

Good Time To Eat:

             It is good to eat khavyache gulab jamun as a dessert.

  • If you make this recipe, share your food picture with hashtag #aaichisavali on Instagram and Facebook, so everyone can enjoy it too! 
  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel for Healthy, Tasty, Instant Pot, and Air fryer recipes.
  • I love it when you try my recipes and send me pictures & feedback.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Latest Video Recipes from YouTube

Insta Feed