All Time Favorite- Gulab Jamun!
4 tablespoons All purpose flour –
4 tablespoons Yogurt – (or enough to knead the dough)
2 tablespoons Clarified butter –
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda –
4 cups Water –
3 cups Sugar –
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder – or to taste
Saffron – few strands, optional
1/4 teaspoon Salt-
Oil – for deep frying
Make the syrup in a pan by adding water, sugar, rose syrup, cardamom powder and saffron.
Allow the dough to rest for 10-15 minutes by covering it with a damp cloth or kitchen towel. Make desired size balls, make sure they are smooth and do not have any creases. (You can use a little oil on your hands and make the ball and flatten it out and then roll it again to a ball…this will help smoothening out the cracks)
Test the oil by dropping a small piece of dough, if it sits at the bottom of the pan for a few seconds before coming to the surface, the oil is ready.
Carefully drop 3-4 dumplings in the oil and keep rotating them for an even color.
Once the dumplings are a dark golden brown, take them out into a paper towel.
Bring the syrup to another quick boil and drop in the dumplings.
Serve these HOT !