From Grandma’s Kitchen: A Traditional Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab Jamun Recipe

People of all ages enjoy Gulab Jamun, making it the most popular dessert in India. To make this delicious dessert, you knead milk solids and flour together, shape the mixture into balls, and fry them until golden brown. These balls are then soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom, rose water, and saffron, giving them a unique and irresistible taste. The Gulab jamun recipe is simple; you can make it at home. People often serve this dessert at weddings, festivals, and other special occasions because of its sweet and rich flavor that people love.

In this blog, we will share our traditional gulab jamun recipe passed down from generation to generation in our family. So, let’s get started!


  • 1 cup khoya (milk solids)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • Oil for frying

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A few strands of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon rose water


  1. In a mixing bowl, crumble the khoya until it has a fine texture. Add in the all-purpose flour and baking powder and mix well.
  2. Add the ghee to the mixture and mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3.  Add the milk to the mixture, one tablespoon, while kneading the dough until it reaches a soft and smooth consistency.
  4. Cover the dough and keep it for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, make the sugar syrup. Combine sugar, water, cardamom powder, saffron, and rose water in a mixing bowl. Let it boil for 5-7 minutes, then reduce the flame.
  6. After removing the syrup from the heat, set it aside.
  7. Divide the dough into small, equal-sized balls after it has rested. Check for cracks or creases on the surface of the balls.
  8. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low. Next, carefully add the balls to the oil, ensuring you do so gradually.
  9. Fry the balls on all sides until golden brown. Make sure to keep stirring the balls gently to ensure they cook evenly.
  10. Remove the balls from the oil and pat them dry with a paper towel to absorb excess fat.
  11. Now, gently add the fried balls to the sugar syrup and let them soak for at least 30 minutes. You can leave them longer if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  12. If desired, serve the gulab jamuns warm or chilled, garnished with chopped nuts.

Our traditional gulab jamun recipe is a great way to enjoy this classic dessert in the comfort of your own home. With just a few simple ingredients and patience, you can prepare a dish that will impress your family and friends.

So, the next time you crave something sweet, try making this delicious dessert.You won’t be disappointed!

In conclusion, Gulab jamun is one of the most famous and beloved Indian desserts. This traditional recipe has been passed down through generations of our family and will surely please anyone who tries it. We hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as we do, and remember to let us know how it turns out!