How to make Gulab Jamuns at home | Your Food Fantasy

Home made Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamun (गुलाब जामुन) is the most popular and loved dessert in India. Best described as an Indian version of a donut immersed in a sweet syrup. Below is the step by step pictorial recipe to make “Gulab Jamun” with Khoya / Mawa / Dried Evaporated Milk.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 15 pieces

Gulab Jamun Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
Easy Home made Gulab Jamuns
Easy Gulab Jamun Recipe | by Meenu Gupta
Gulab Jamun Recipe


  1. Khoya / Mawa / Dried Evaporated Milk – 1 cup
  2. All purpose Flour/Maida – 1/3 cup
  3. Baking Soda – 1/8 teaspoon
  4. Sugar – 1.5cups
  5. Cardamom Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Saffron – a few strands
  7. Milk – 2 tablespoon
  8. Oil – for deep frying
Home made tasty Gulab Jamuns |
Home made tasty Gulab Jamuns



  1. First of all, let’s prepare Sugar syrup for Gulab jamuns. Take a big wide Pan and add sugar into it. Now add 2 cups of water and put the pan on heat. Bring it to boil. Let it cook for 5 more minutes and switch off the flame.

  2. Now add saffron strands and cardamom powder to it and stir. Keep this syrup aside.

  3. Now take khoya/Dried evaporated milk in a bowl and mash it very well so that there should be no lumps. Add All purpose flour/maida, baking soda to the mashed khoya and mix well. Add milk and gather together to form a soft dough. Don’t knead much, just gently mix and gather.

    Preparing mixture for Gulab Jamun Balls | Your Food Fantasy
    Preparing mixture for Gulab Jamun Balls

    Gulab Jamun | Indian Sweet Recipe | YourFoodFantasy

    Dough for Gulab Jamun |

  4. Now divide the dough into equal parts, I got 15 from my dough. You can divide as per your choice for the size of balls. Now with the help of your palms, make smooth balls.Making of Gulab Jamun at home | Your Food Fantasy

  5. Take oil in a Pan / Kadhai, and keep it on medium heat.
  6. Once the oil is warm enough to fry the balls, maintain the heat to low. Now add 4-5 balls to the oil and fry them gently till they are golden brown. Remember not to increase the heat otherwise the balls would be brown from outside without being properly cooked from inside.

    Frying Gulab Jamun | Gulab Jamun Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
    Frying Gulab Jamun
  7. Once the ball is fried to golden, take them out and immerse in warm sugar syrup.
  8. Fry rest of the balls and put them in syrup similarly.

  9. Let them stay in syrup for 2-3 hours so that they can absorb syrup completely.

    Gulab Jamun in Sugar Syrup | Gulab Jamun Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
    Gulab Jamun in Sugar Syrup
  10. Serve them warm.
Easy homemade Gulab Jamun | Your Food Fantasy
Gulab Jamun ready to be served


Key Notes:

  1.  Don’t over knead the khoya and flour mixture. Just mix them till they form a smooth dough.
  2. If the mixture is dry, add few teaspoon milk to soften it.
  3. Sugar Surup should not be thick otherwise the jamuns will not absorb the syrup properly. Similarly add the fried jamuns in warm syrup. Neither the syrup should be too hot nor cold.

15 thoughts on “Home made Gulab Jamuns

      1. I will follow with great interest.
        I am not Indian but I love everything about India 🇮🇳❤️🙏🏻


    1. Hi Shivani, the reason it breaks is only for two reasons, either the dough is too dry or too soft. To establish, if its too dry, you won’t be able to make balls with out cracks on surface and for too soft dough, balls will stick on your palms. To fix this, keep the consistency of dough the same as in recipe.


  1. Hi. Baking soda and baking powder are two different things. Just want to make sure what did you use. Baking soda or powder.



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