Diwali 2016 and Gulab jamuns recipe

Diwali decorations 2016
Diwali decorations 2016

 As  festival season around the corner everyone is gearing up for it.  The winter has started and atmosphere is cold, windy and cosy. Just now Maa durga has been Immersed on Dussehra and people are getting ready to welcome Maa. The  festival of lights , happiness – Diwali  is in few days.The houses are getting decorated .The best outfits are getting out of the cupboard to get cleaned and ironed for the upcoming festivities. Lip smacking delicacies are cooked in the kitchen. This year I made most of the savoury snacks like chiwada, shew , murukku for the Diwali. I made very few sweets as no-one prefers sweets in my house.

Diwali celebrations2016
Diwali celebrations2016

But festivals are incomplete without sweets and so finally I decided to make this sweet. Actually on the occasion of Lakshmi Pooja sweets are offered to goddess Lakshmi and its mandatory to make or buy sweets. So I made these golden beauties, gulab jamun for Diwali evening celebrations. It’s one of the most popular dessert made using Khoya (Milk solids ). It has shelf life of 2-3 days as it’s dipped in sugar syrup. It needs good amount of time to make this dessert but its worth of the efforts. Jamuns can be made from khoya, paneer, milk powder or store brought readymade gulab jamun mix as well. There are many recipes for making gulab jamuns but I find khoya gulab jamuns tastiest and melt in mouth. While  making gulab jamuns always start with making the sugar syrup as it takes time to reach one string consistency. One more tip for making this dessert is always fry gulab jamuns in ghee for unique taste.

Wish you all happy diwali !! Do try making this golden dessert on the occasion of festival and update us about it in comments section..

Ingredients:
For making gulab jamuns:
·         Khoya / Dried evaporated milk solids  1 cups
·         Maida  ¾   cup
·         Milk ½ cup
·         Oil  for deep frying gulab  jamuns
·         Pinch of soda
·         Ghee 1 table  spoon
·         Cut dry fruits (Cashew ,almonds)1 tb spoon
For the sugar syrup
·      Water 3 cups
·      Sugar 1 cup
·      Pinch of Cardamom powder
Directions to cook:
For preparing sugar syrup
1.       Mix water and sugar  well in a bowl.
2.      Keep it on low flame for making sugar syrup it takes  35-40 minutes time to get thick syrup.
3.       Cook  it until  you  get  1  string  consistency  of  sugar  syrup. For checking consistency  take two drops of syrup on finger and with other finger touch and check if it forms 1 string.
4.      Sprinkle cardamom powder on sugar syrup.
For preparing Gulab jamuns
1.       Sieve maida(all purpose flour )  using  sieve to remove impurity if any.
2.      Mash  khoya  in a bowl to make it soft if need sprinkle some milk in it to make it soft.
3.       Mix  maida , khoya , pinch of soda in a bowl and knead tight dough using milk.
4.      There should not be cracks to the dough add spoonful of ghee if necessary in dough and knead it.
5.      Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
6.      Make small even balls of dough if needed apply ghee to the hands.
7.       Deep fry balls on both sides in oil on low flame. It takes time to completely cook ball from inside.
8.      After frying gulab  jamuns deep them in sugar syrup.
9.      Garnish tasty gulab jamuns with cut dry fruits.
 

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