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Gulab Jamun Recipe with Khoya

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dessert
Servings: 6 people
Author: Amelia


  • ½ cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 cup Khoya (Mawa)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamoms powder or 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 8-10 saffron strands (Kesar)
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • Ghee or oil for frying


  • Add sugar, green cardamoms or cardamoms powder, and saffron to a deep pan. Add water and bring to a boil, then lower the flame to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes until the sugar syrup is little sticky.
  • In a large bowl, crumble the khoya with your hands, add baking soda, and sifted maida. Mix them with a spoon then knead all these ingredients together to form smooth dough. Add a few teaspoons of milk if required to make smooth and soft dough.
  • Grease your hands with ghee and divide the dough into 16-18equal parts. Make smooth balls and make sure that these balls are not too large because their size will increase while frying and soaking in sugar syrup.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a deep pan over medium flame. To check the ghee/oil is ready or not, throw a pinch of dough into the hot ghee. If the dough comes up immediately without changing its color then the ghee is ready. Otherwise,if the dough turns brown then the ghee is too hot. Reduce the temperature by lowering the flame and adding cold ghee.
  • Fry the gulab jamun in three batches. Cook them evenly to make soft and well-textured gulab jamun. They will take 6-8 minutes to turn golden brown.
  • Transfer the gulab jamun to a kitchen napkin. Let them cool before you transfer them to sugar syrup. Add the gulab jamun to slightly warm sugar syrup. Soak them for 1-2 hours at least.
  • Serve the delicious gulab jamun warm or chilled and enjoy.