Friday, October 24, 2014

Gulab Jamun with Coconut Flakes / Sweet Indian Donuts with Coconut Flakes

Its Happy New Year , the day after Diwali , in Gujarat. So Wishing all Happy New Year and Sal Mubarak. On that thought, sharing a sweet from my kitchen to yours. This is perfect for any occasion, when you don't want to carry or use thick sweet sugar syrup in gulab jamuns. You can soaked them in syrup and take it out and coated in coconut flakes and you don't have to worry about transporting if you are taking to a party or get together or just storing in fridge. And it won't be that sweet too, after staying long in syrup. I made Regular Gulab Jamun too. There is always a traditional way to eat this but if you need a change you can do it, you can roll it in sugar too but for me its over sweet. This I made very quickly and its amazing if you want to do something how quickly you can do it. You have to fry this in ghee but I did  it in oil only, can't take that much ghee.

Ingredients : 

1 cup milk powder - I have full fat
2 tbsp. AP flour
1 tbsp. Rava
Pinch of baking powder
Pinch of cardamom powder
1 tbsp. ghee
6-7 tbsp. Condensed milk or as needed
Oil for frying
1 cup coconut flakes

For Sugar Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
15-20 saffron or tbsp. cardamom powder or rose essence, I did cardamom


Take your milk powder, AP flour, Rava, Baking powder, cardamom powder, and ghee and make crumble looking dough.
Add slowing condensed milk and make it a dough.  
Shape it in a small bowl, remember it will be big once they fry and sit in syrup so you don't need too big balls.

Heat the oil , when oil is heated, first dropped one and see if it comes slowly up then your oil is ready , if it comes instantly up, lower the flame and then do it.
Fry all balls not to black , just brown from all the side.
While you are frying on another pan, make your sugar syrup so it's ready when you done frying.
You just need to melt the sugar, not boiling otherwise it will be too sticky. 
Add fry balls in warm sugar syrup. You don't add balls in hot syrup, let it cool a bit and then only add balls
Leave it in syrup for 30 minutes.

Take it out and roll it in coconut flakes and chill it or at room temperature, as you wish you can enjoy it.

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  1. with coconut flakes wow :O very nice

  2. Wow interesting recipe . Love it

  3. This sounds interesting.. They look so soft and yummy.. Will try your version soon.

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  5. sounds new and interesting.. looks yummy..

  6. interesting twist...loved the light sweet version..

  7. Happy diwali:) this look super super tempting and inviting:)

  8. Wow what a nice Idea Linsy they are really nice way of taking in the car without any spill.Yummmy Jamuns and Happy New year.

  9. Hi. Saal Mubarak to u too. Condensed milk and coconut flakes in gulab jamun sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing..

  10. You gave a nice twist to the basic gulab. That coco-nutty topping - superb.

  11. loved the twist of adding coconut flakes..yummy!

  12. Interesting adding condensed milk to dough, is this to make them softer??

  13. Gulab jamun with coocnut flakes sounds delicious Linsy, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  14. Linsy gulab jamun with coconut is very delicious. Yours looks so tempting. Thank you for linking this recipe to the diwali event.

  15. Awesome!! Thanx for linking this recipe to my ongoing event- Wedding Anniversary Cakes & Sweets


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