Gulab Jaman / Gulab Jamun گلاب جامن

Make these Quick and Easy Gulab Jamans (گلاب جامن) to Surprise your Guests!

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How to make Gulab Jaman at Home!

Gulab Jaman or Gulab Jamun گلاب جامن doesn’t need any introduction!! These are the classic Pakistani and Indian Sweet dessert (Mithai) that is enjoyed at festivals, feasts, and special occasions.

So, if you are making Gulab Jamans for your festivals like Eid or Diwali then I must say you give my recipe a TRY!! So let’s start the recipe of very soft, juicy and mouth-melting Gulab Jaman!
Gulab Jaman
Gulab Jaman  -

I used powdered milk instead of khoya and the Result was super perfect! Very spongy and no lumps were inside in the center. However, the authentic recipe of Gulab Jaman needs Khoya or mawa, but sometimes khoya is not readily available everywhere and you need to prepare the khoya first, that will make the recipe more time taking. 

So to make the things easier, I'm sharing this recipe of Gulab Jaman / Gulab Jamun گلاب جامن with powdered milk as it is easily available everywhere. 

Making Gulab Jaman with powdered milk requires a little experience of cooking just because this recipe of Gulab jaman needs perfect dough consistency and know how of deep frying process for a perfect Gulab jaman texture.  So if you are new in cooking, I must suggest you can try with half ingredients only. 

Once you get to know the trick of making the dough correctly then you can double or even triple this recipe very easily. And yes, the store-bought Gulab Jamun ready made packets are also made with powdered milk but this is the cleanest method to make your favorite sweet at home without any preservatives and with full of hygiene. Give it a TRY at least once to make your family happy and to impress your guests!

By following my recipe you will make mouth-melting Gulab jamans in 30 minutes only!! So let's start the recipe now!

Recipe of Quick and Easy Gulab Jaman with Powdered Milk


  • Powdered Milk (Full Fat) - 1 Cup
  • Semolina (Fine) - 1 Tea Spoon
  • All Purpose Flour - 2 Table Spoons
  • Baking Powder - 1 Tea Spoon
  • Egg - 1 (Lightly Beaten)
  • Cooking Oil - For Frying

Ingredients For Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar - 2 Cups
  • Water - 2 Cups
  • Green Cardamom - 4 to 6
  • Saffron (Optional) - Few Strands

#Note, You can add a pinch of orange color, If saffron is not at home that time.. but its optional.


  1. Make sugar syrup (or sheera) first. Add all ingredient of sugar syrup in a wide pan.
  2. Now heat the pot and stir occasionally until sugar dissolves and a first boil comes.
  3. Then cook for 4 to 5 more minutes on low flame to make sugar syrup slightly thick. (but should not very thick)
  4. Let the sugar syrup (or sheera) cool slightly at room temperature.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all dry gulab jamun's ingredients in a clean & dry bowl and mix well.
  6. Now add beaten egg and mix gently to make a soft dough. (If the dough is hard and dry, add few teaspoons of milk till dough is smooth)
  7. Divide gulab jamun's dough into 14 to 15 small parts & make crack-free balls fast otherwise they will dry from outside. (If dough is sticky then use oil on your fingertips)
  8. Now heat oil on medium flame. After 2 minutes add gulab jamun's balls one by one.
  9. Splash some oil over them gently with a deep spoon. Stir the balls and oil gently to give a nice brown color evenly from every side.
  10. When the gulab jamun balls are doubled in size & evenly light browned all over. Remove them from oil with the help of spider spoon.(#TIP, I always use kitchen towel paper to soak oil, don't know why I feel that some oil drops changes the taste of sugar syrup. I just take them out on paper for only a few seconds.)
  11. OR you can add all the balls directly in warm sugar syrup. (#Note, Sugar syrup should be warm enough. NOT TOO HOT, NOT TOO COLD)
  12. Keep the Jamans in syrup for atleast 2 hours before serving to let them to absorb sugar syrup properly.
  13. The fried gulab jamuns will extend their size more in syrup. So it's necessary to choose right pan.
  14. Stir occasionally with very gentle hand, just because the sugar syrup will absorb all over.
  15. Take out from sugar syrup, on the beautiful platter garnish with nuts and silver paper and serve warm.
(#Note, If you like more softer (which we have in weddings) then switch on the flame and put them on simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes. But it's optional)

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Enjoy the soft, juicy and mouth melting Gulab Jaman at Home with your loved ones! 😊

Yummmilicious... 😋😋😋

Recipe by Dua Fasih

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