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Indian food came up with this idea of having to teams North and South both
challenging the other team I was thrilled. I signed up.
not sit at the computer and I had given up on this challenge. In fact I have
not participated in any of the groups for which I am a member.
Gulab Jamun post that the North posed for us here in the South. It was my hubby’s
birthday the next day so I decided that this is what I will fed him!!
spot where the balls of dough disintegrated in hot oil. It is called as “hasne”
or smiling in Marathi.
send an SOS to Pallavi. Thanks to her immediate reply I tried mixing rava and
maida in the dough. Lost count of the number of spoons that went in but still
the dough was smiling away! I was frustrated, my younger kid was my support and
from 8.30pm to 10pm we were mixing, frying then straining the hot oil. Finally we
called it quits as the rava was all gone. Thanks Akanskha you are the “bestest”!
and started anew. But still I had the same problem.
two things happened, one on PJ’s place I saw this note that I should be adding
milk powder, second two of Hubby aunts talked to me both are excellent cooks(
and have a faint idea that I am always upto something like this), I happened to
mention it to them. The idea they gave me will be the makeover the older dough
gets (will make it and post it) and one of them said that she used 1 pinch for
one packet of milk powder.
emptied the packet or milk powder in the dough, 3 tbspn of rava and 2 of maida.
Added some 2 tblsp cream and ghee then just not to test fates poked my finger
in the baking powder container and kneaded the dough. All the while praying and
threatening the dough to behave its self.
made the gulab jamuns or rather they behaved! They held the shape; the syrup
has entered the jamuns.
would have been happier if they soaked some more and bloated up but that was
not my part of praying or threatening was it? Here is the original jamun recipe.
totally please check out the recipe as given by Pallavi in her own words
without her pictorial. Do visit her for the beautiful step by step picturesthat she has posted.
1 cup… Milk Powder
tbsp… Ghee/Clarified butter
pinch of baking powder
tbsp… Cream [I used Amul cream]
drops of rose water [Optional]
tbsp… Dried Coconut flakes
tbsp… Pistachio chopped finely
pinch of Cardamom powder
the milk powder, maida, semolina and baking powder.To
this, add the ghee and mix well. Now add the cream, first add only 2 tbsp, and
make soft dough out of it. Add another tbsp if you feel it is dry.
- Bring the dough together and with a palm
greased with ghee make a ball and place in a bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel
and let it sit for 20-30 min.
- Meanwhile, in a pan, make the sugar
syrup. Bring the sugar and water to the boil. Make sure the sugar dissolves
completely. Add the gulab jal/rose water. Keep it aside till further use.
- Make small balls out of the dough. In a
wok pour sufficient oil that can immerse the dough balls completely. Heat the
oil on full flame. Once it smokes, reduce the flame to medium. After the smoke
disappears, add one dough ball first. If it turns black instantly, you must
reduce the flame to low-medium. We are looking for an inviting brown color on
the dough balls.
- You may fry 2-3 at a time depending on
the size of the wok. But be sure to constantly rolling the balls in the oil so
that they get an even color.
- Remove with a slotted spoon and keep on
a kitchen paper. Now they are ready to meet the syrup that makes it a marriage
made in heaven.
- Lower them in the syrup and keep them
immersed until further use.
- In a small bowl, mix the dried coconut
flakes, pistachio and cardamom powder.
- To serve, put a few pieces of the gulab
jamun, some syrup and the coconut-pistachio mix on top. Serve with love.
slivers as a garnish.
garnish as I am not sure it will have takers in my family. This goes to Office
with me tomorrow where I am sure it will be appreciated a lot.
your encouragement and support.
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