Bread Gulab Jamun
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Serves: 15
  • **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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. When eaten hot, The inside will be soft just like real gulab jamuns.
For heating them to eat later or next day, simply place in microwave and heat for 15 seconds at HIGH setting!
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at