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Gulab Jamun Recipe with Milk Powder

Gulab jamun- An classic Indian dessert made with milk powder dumplings soaked in sugar syrup. 

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai
Cuisine: Bengali Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: gulab jamun, milk powder, rasgulla
Servings: 10 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 cup Full fat milk powder
  • 1.5 tsp Refined Flour / Maida
  • 1 tsp Semolina / Sooji
  • 1 tsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1/3 tsp Soda bi carbonate
  • 2 cup Sugar / Chini
  • Few Threads Saffron / Kesar
  • 4 Green Cardamom crushed


  • Take sugar,saffron ,cardamom seeds and 2 cups of water in a pan,boil for 15 minutes on medium heat.till you feel the stickiness in the syrup.keep stirring
  • Now add 2 tsp of rose water in the syrup and keep aside.
  • Take milk powder,refined flour ,semolina ,soda and ghee in a deep plate and mix well ,add little water and mix and make a soft dough
  • Rub with your palm to smoothen the dough.
  • Now take a small portion from the mixture and make a smooth ball by rubing on your palm.
  • Make all balls from the mixture and keep aside(cover with a moist cloth)
  • Heat ghee or oil in a pan,when it become hot then lower the heat and slide the balls gently in the ghee.
  • Keep fryng and turning the sides on low heat till golden in colour.
  • Drain on a paper napkin and wait for 2 minutes.
  • Then add in the hot sugar syrup.
  • Now cover the sugar syrup pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes on low heat.
  • Serve after 3.4 hours so the gulab jamuns will absorb the syrup and become soft.
  • serving suggestions-serve warm or cold .or top with vanilla icecream


  1. You don’t need a thick sugar syrup for making Gulab Jamuns.
  2. The dough should be soft ,don’t make it dry.