If you love eating GULAB JAMUN but were always scared to make them at home then I have INSTANT BREAD GULAB JAMUN for you!! Ready in under an hour with same texture & taste as the real ones!
Lovers of Indian sweets unite! Well to be honest I love sweets of all kinds but yes since I grew up eating a lot of Indian sweets, whenever I see them around I simply can’t resist and I always end up eating way more than I am supposed to! ?Gulab Jamun is basically Indian doughnut to put in simple words! You roll them into ball shapes and fry and then dunk them in sugar syrup. But the real method is little bit cumbersome atleast to naive cooks like me but since I have always enjoyed eating them, I wanted to recreate them at home. So google search told me that people are making gulab jamuns with bread and they taste pretty darn tasty too! What?!! ?
So I started playing around with this idea for sometime and finally 2 weeks ago, I gave in. The first time I made them they were horrible. Hard chewy center, not at all like the real gulab jamun I grew up eating from next door shop. Second time I came a bit closer but I overcooked my sugar syrup which led to another disaster. Now third time I was all set to get this recipe right and for the main reason so I can share this with you guys cause you will love them! If you love getting these balls of pure heaven in Indian restaurants, now you can make them in your very own kitchen in UNDER AN HOUR!!? (Regarding these emojis! Yesterday I found that you can insert them into your posts and since if you follow me on Instagram might know how much I love these, well they are here too! They just make me happy!)
Okay so all set?! These will make for the perfect weekend recipe! I know it’s weekend FINALLY!
- **The amount of milk that your dough will take will greatly depend on what kind of bread are you using! So start by adding few tsps at a time, mixing and then adding more milk as needed!!**
- 17 white or wheat bread slices
- Any fat content milk (Since after cutting the edges of my bread I was left with very small bread slices, I ended up using only 5.5 tbsp milk here BUT i will suggest to start adding ONLY few tsps milk at a time)
- Sugar syrup
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp rose water
- Oil for frying
- Using a knife cut all the edges of the bread. Break the bread pieces into small pieces and add to your food processor. Process them into fine bread crumbs. Transfer them to a bowl. Now as I have said earlier, it will depend on ho soft or dry & small or large your bread slices are! So start by adding few tsps of milk at a time, mixing with your hands very slowly and then adding more milk as needed. You should have a dough consistency. Knead it for a minute or two until you have a smooth dough.
- Now break small pieces from the dough. Oil your hands so it's easier to shape and shape each piece into a nice smooth ball. Keep aside.
- Meanwhile place water & sugar in a pot and bring it to a boil. Add rose water and simmer for 12-15 mins on med heat. Turn of the gas and keep aside.
- Now heat oil in a deep pot for frying. Once it's hot ( you can judge if it's at the right temp to start frying by adding a very small piece of dough inside the hot oil. If the dough rises to the top immediately, this means it is ready!), add 4-5 balls at a time and cook them on LOW HEAT. It will take easily 10-12 mins until balls turn golden but you want to make sure that you cook them on lo heat so inside is cooked all through!
- Keep them on paper towel lined plate. Warm up your sugar syrup and add the fried balls. Turn off the gas and let them sit in there for good 2-4 hours so they absorb sugar syrup! Enjoy.
- When eaten hot, The inside will be soft just like real gulab jamuns.
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