Gulab Jamun

Discover this easy Gulab Jamun recipe, a simple and quick way to make this beloved Indian dessert at home. Follow our easy steps to create soft, sweet dumplings soaked in aromatic syrup. Perfect for Diwali or any occasion!

90 mins
Prep Time
Gulab Jamun


Sugar Syrup

  • 440 g (2 cups) Chelsea Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • pinch of saffron threads



Sugar Syrup

Place the Chelsea Caster Sugar, 500ml water and rosewater in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to high, add the cardamom and saffron, then bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and set aside.


Combine the milk powder, baking powder and plain flour in a bowl. Add the ghee and mix well. Add the milk and knead to form a pastry-like dough. Using your hands, divide the dough into 25 pieces and roll into small balls.

Fill a saucepan one-third full of vegetable oil. Heat oil to 150°C and, working in batches, fry the balls for 3 minutes or until golden-brown and floating to the surface. The balls will double in size during the cooking process. Remove from the oil, immediately place in a bowl with the sugar syrup and soak for 45 minutes or until glossy.

Serve garnished with rose petals.

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