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    Sweet Milk Balls (Gulab Jamun)

    Sweet Milk Balls (Gulab Jamun). Photo by sharda

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

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    1 hr

    sharda's Note:

    This is a very universal recipe as very easy to make and can be made for any occasion.

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    Ingredients for the sweet balls

    Ingredients for sugar syrup

    for frying


    1. 1
      To make khoya:.
    2. 2
      Take 2 and half cup of half-and-half in wok, and reduce it till the thickest consistency without turning brown.
    3. 3
      To make chena:.
    4. 4
      Take 2 and half cup of 1/2 and 1/2 milk and spoil it with lemon juice.
    5. 5
      Drain out the water and put the milk consistency in a cheese cloth and press it with some heavy weight so that all the remaining water comes out.
    6. 6
      It takes about 60 minutes.
    7. 7
      Now mix all the ingredients for the sweet balls.
    8. 8
      Make into small walnut size balls.
    9. 9
      On medium heat (NEVER ON HIGH HEAT) deep fry them like dark brown in colour.
    10. 10
      To make sugar syrup.
    11. 11
      Mix the water and sugar in a saucepan large enough to fit all the fried sweet balls.
    12. 12
      Boil the mix until the sugar dissolves and keep boiling for 5 minutes.
    13. 13
      Put the cardamom pods in the sugar syrup.
    14. 14
      Then slowly drop down the fried milk balls.
    15. 15
      Don't make mess by dropping much fried balls in smaller sauce pan.
    16. 16
      This is because after soaking the sugar syrup the milk balls expands.
    17. 17
      Boil it for 15 minutes on medium heat,all the milk balls will expand to double its size soaking the sugar syrup.
    18. 18
      Serve it when it comes to the room temperature.
    19. 19
    20. 20
      ONLY USE Half-and-half MILK.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 18, 2006

      Hi Sharda! your gulab jamun recipe is really great and easy. By the way i am a fellow indian with a very sweet tooth. looking forward to your famous chicken recipe u were talking about. bye

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Milk Balls (Gulab Jamun)

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 893.5
    Calories from Fat 669
    Total Fat 74.3 g
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    Cholesterol 5.6 mg
    Sodium 427.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 54.1 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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