Gulab Jamun – Using Milk Powder !!

Gulab jamun is the cheese-base traditional dessert in Indian Cuisine. It is always special dish for diwali feast in my home. To make the things easier, one can buy commercially available instant gulab jamun mix (available in Asian market). In scratch, jamuns will prepare by using sweetless khoya / khova. I never made jamuns before, this is my first attempts using milk / mava powder. It is really easy & simple dessert recipe. Garnish the jamuns with almonds & pistachio.


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Milk powder – 1 cup

Maida / All purpose flour – ¼ cup

Baking powder – ½ tsp

unsalted butter- 1 tbsp (optional)

Water – ¼ cup (as required for dough)

Salt – ¼ tsp

Sugar – 1 cup

Water – 1 ½ cup

cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Rose water essence – 1 tsp

Oil for deep frying

Making Dough & Dumblings:

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Sugar Syrup:

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Frying & Soaking:

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  • In a small bowl, add milk powder, maida, salt, butter, baking powder & knead soft dough.
  • Make small balls from dough (don’t press too much).
  • Add sugar, essence and cardamom in water and boil till it become ½ thread sugar syrup.
  • Heat oil in a pan on low flame.
  • Fry each ball in it, till it becomes brown in color.
  • Now soak the fried Gulab Jamun in sugar syrup & cook for 3-5 minutes on very low flame.
  • Switch off the flame, cover it & keep it for at least for 60 minutes or more than 2 hours.
  • Serve it chil & enjoy topping with ice cream !!.


  • Rest the dough for at least 10 minutes.
  • Always don’t over crowd, while frying.
  • While frying, always keep the flame on medium low.
  • Add water slowly as required for dough.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. My favourite!!..i love the milk powder based ones.

  2. Parul says:

    Which milk powder I should use can you please let me know the brand name

    1. I used Deep (Indian brand)- milk-mava powder, available in Indian grocery shops.

  3. Love them. These look heavenly!
    – Anjana.

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