Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Recipe of the day: Gulab Jamun


Hello dear foodies! Another celebration in India today – Ganesh Chaturthi! Almost all the Indians are celebrating this festival. Lord Ganesha is not only prayed but also loved by all Indians. Lord Ganesha loves to eat ‘Modak’, a special sweet dish; but he do not refuse anything, his admirers offer with love! Ganesha is so much foodie like we Indians, and that’s why we pray him like as our friend, son, brother – a part of our family and as we like to see him! This year, I want to make Gulab Jamun for Lord Ganesha, for a change! Let’s see, how he likes it!
Gulab Jamun is a very common sweet dish in India. There are so many process to make Gulab Jamun! To give it little of Bengali touch, I added some chenna (cottage paneer) to make it more soften. Try it in home for your Ganesha.............

 

Gulab Jamun


Ingredients


  1. Mawa (khoya) (grated):          1 1/2 cups
  2. Chenna (Cottage Paneer):       1/4 cup
  3. Soda bicarbonate:                  1/4 teaspoon
  4. Refined flour (maida):            3 tablespoons
  5. Green cardamom powder:       1/4 teaspoon
  6. Sugar:                                    2 cups
  7. Water (for syrup):                 2 cups
  8. Ghee or Refine Oil:                to deep fry


 Process for Syrup:


  • In a heavy bottom pan bring the water and sugar to a boil. Stir so that the sugar does not get burnt at the bottom.
  • Once it comes to a boil pound and add 2 green cardamoms and let it simmer on medium flame till its thick.
  • Once done it would be thick and sticky (almost 12-15 minutes). keep this warm.

 

 

Method:



  • Mix the grated khoya and mashed chenna along with soda bicarbonate, refined flour, green cardamom powder and a little water to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into sixteen equal portions and shape into balls.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a kadai. Add the balls and deep fry on low heat till golden in colour. 


  • Soak the fried balls in the sugar syrup for atleast fifteen to twenty minutes before serving.
  • Serve hot or cool to Lord Ganesha with lots of love.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi