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Monday, February 21, 2011

Nutella filled Gulab Jamun

                                                                           


Traditional Indian dessert called Gulab Jamun does not require any introduction to us Indians, however for others,it is an Indian milk product rolled into a ball together with some flour and then deep fried. It is then put into a sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom seeds and rosewater. Gulab jamun is consumed in my house with or without any occasion. However, in this recipe I have taken the liberty to add nutella as a filling as I am a big fan of nutella based sweets. As an improvisation, I put a layer of vanilla ice cream below the gulab jamun. So the combination was piping hot gulab jamun on top of a cold ice cream. I am happy to report to you that the taste was too good. My dear blogger friends, I hope that you too would prepare this dish and give me your feedback of the final outcome. 


                                                                  
Ingredients:
1 cup Khoya/ Mawa, grated
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 tbsp warm Milk
1/4 tsp Cardamomr powder
Oil or Ghee for deep frying


For filling:
1-2 tbsp Nutella
6-7 Cashews , broken


For syrup:
2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3-4 Cardamom pods
1 tbsp Rose water


For decoration:
Silver varakh (Silver foil)
A few saffron strands
3-4 Almonds, blanched
5-6 Pistachios


Method:
To make syrup- Add water, cardamoms and sugar in a vessel and heat this on low flame till you get single thread consistency ( you can check by testing the syrup in between your thumb and forefinger if single thread appears it's done). Cover the vessel with a lid and leave little space for letting  the air to pass. When the syrup is slightly warm add rose water and saffron strands.


To make Jamuns- Sift flour and baking powder in a big vessel add khoya, cardamom powder and make a soft dough by adding little milk at a time. The dough should be soft, covered with a damp cloth and kept aside for 10-15 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal parts and roll gently into your palms to make a smooth ball. Pour a tsp of nutella in between, put 2-3 broken pieces of cashews and carefully seal the ball without making any cracks. 
                                                           
While filling nutella grease your palms with little ghee (this will ensure smooth jamuns without the cracks). Simultaneously heat ghee/ oil in a flat bottom pan. Once the oil is hot, simmer to low flame and slide the jamuns into the oil. Do not add more than 2-3 jamuns at a time. After few seconds gently shake the pan to rotate the balls. This will ensure that jamuns are frying evenly, not just from bottom. after few seconds the jamuns will float on top of oil. Once you see that jamun turns golden brown and swollen, take these out from the pan and keep this aside in a plate for 2 minutes. Fry the rest of the jamuns on low flame so that they are cooked from inside and nice color from outside.
Transfer the syrup in a broad pan and dip the jamuns so that each jamun peice can soak syrup and can swell after soaking. Wile serving apply silver varakh and sprinkle the chopped nuts. Enjoy these delicious, mouthwatering indian sweet with a slice of ice-cream or just simply itself being piping hot. Consume it on the same day or keep this in refrigerator for 2-3 days.


User Comments & Tips:
 Frying the jamuns in low heat will ensure that they are cooked evenly.
While sliding the jamuns in ghee, constant stirring will ensure that jamuns are not darkened from bottom only.


can you see yummy nutella filling ?;-)





                                                                 

72 comments:

  1. Oh my...first it's GJ then you used nutella filling and top of it with ice cream..this is to kill for sure...looks drool worthy and nice clicks..yummyyyy

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  2. Wow.. that is a fantastic idea :) makes me simply drool.. Jamun as well as nutella is my damn favorites :)

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  3. @Priti: Thank you so much...Can't believe how happy i'm after i made these...

    Nithya: Hey your appreciation means a lot to me. I mean your presentation rocks yaar !!

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  4. hey great presentation and a great recipe well executed

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  5. Deepa this stuffed jamoon looks so yummy. one of my fav.

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  6. yumm ..sounds so delicious with chocolate in it..

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  7. gulab Jamuns can't look better than this..:)
    looks gorgeous...a small correction..was surprised 2 see coriander powder in jamun recipe.realized later that it is cardamom powder...

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  8. @Sowmya: thanks for liking this combi

    @Prathibha: Hey thanks a ton for pointing out my silly mistake :-)Rectified it.

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  9. awesome combo deepa- i have defenitely heard about nutella stuffed sweets- never prepared them; gotta try !any icecream with gulab jamuns is an alltime fav of my hubby- so thsi one is bookmarked !

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  10. omg !! this is outstanding...luved it ...amazing sweety..wish i was in bangalore ..i wud have invited myself tht very moment :))...pls do teach me ur photography & presentation skills dear..this is driving me crazy for sure...

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  11. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy jamun...awesome clicks dear!

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  12. @Priya: Nothing can go wrong with nutella and with ice-cream it tastes heaven . Thanks for liking this. do try this ..would love to hear after u give it a trial

    @Sonu: thanks for your wonderful words on my recipe photos. And you are always welcome to my place dear..just give me a ring and i'll serve you these gulab jamuns :-)

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  13. OMG...too tempting..irresistable clicks again Deepa..:)
    Tasty appetite

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  14. These jamuna look so yummm & soft!!! And thats a totlly new version of the modern jamuns..!! Both of my fav rolled in one??? Awesome!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. WOW!! what a combination..so unique and innovative.

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  16. OMG omg..Deepa this is the BEST gulabjamun ever..hats off to your creativity dear. A must try for me!!


    US Masala

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  17. Thanks Jay, Divya, Prathima, Foodie and Aipi for those wonderful words. Aipi i know you would lov this too as u r also nutella fan like me:-)

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  18. what a creativity!!sounds delicious and love ur clicks. They are so tempting

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  19. Wow! What a delightful combination. Would love to have some :-)

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  20. OMG this is outstanding one Deepa..love love love..what a beautiful idea... Looks truly delicious.

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  21. Those jamun looks so delicious..loved the nutella stuffing in it....yumm yumm give me some...

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  22. Really innovative dear..looks divine

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  23. How creative our food bloggers, that's a great recipe idea. Looks sooooooooo yummy.

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  24. You're so creative! A great twist to the GJ. Sounds so yummy!

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  25. Thank you friends for your constant encouragement. It means a lot to me

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  26. very innovative! they are so inviting!

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  27. Awesome gulab jamun. Love the filling idea.

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  28. Wowww thats a marvellous and inviting jamuns, love that nutella stuffed jamuns..very innovative!

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  29. Super duper yaar.. I mean, whotes with combo..It's simply heaven

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  30. OMG!!!! absolutely interesting recipe.. Nutella is a great idea.. I want now so badly..
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  31. thts indeed a treat to the eyes ...yummy n very creative dear

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  32. Oh Deepa... amar dekhei khete ichha korche.. I will def have to try this, never tried to make gulab jamun..

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  33. Love the filling....delicious gulab jamuns!!

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  34. I have never seen this before. It looks delicious, especially with Nutella...yum:)

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  35. Thats a brilliant idea :)
    love the nutella filling.. ooh yum :)

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  36. what a innovative way of having nutella....i need the nutella filled jamun very badly.

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  37. What a fabulous idea!! These jamuns look so perfect and absolutely delicious..

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  38. This has all my favorite things.Jamuns looks awesome.My daughter seeing this is asking me to make this as Nutella is her favorite too and Jamuns are her favorite Indian dessert. Thanks for sharing this.

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  39. Wow,this is like ouble damakha! Love it!

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  40. WOW Deepa!This is such a brilliant idea! Really irresistible!!!

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  41. I just love gulab jamuns....and love love the clicks....getting week in the knees!!! now where do i find some gulab jamun for my sweet tooth.

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  42. That is soo mouth watering dear. Like someone already said, it is gulab jamun (my favorite) and to top it off, its nutella filled, dream come true :)

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  43. WOw...nutella filled jamuns along with that ice cream looks classic. Nothing can beat this combo. wonderful dear!

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  44. Ab toh ghar ana hi padega.....u make me drool by those jamun's......looks delectable....

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  45. What a wonderful combo. I can't wait to put them in my mouth.

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  46. Nice clicks...looks so delicious..yumm!!!

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  47. what a delicious combination
    looks beautiful

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  48. OMG, this is a killer dessert..Gorgeous tempting clicks.

    Aaha Oho

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  49. Oh My! It's been a few days that I am craving for gulab jamun.. But your gulab jamun are even better than the ones I had dreamt of! Nutella filling is super innovative idea!

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  50. Very creative..Interesting blog you have got.. great to follow you!!

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  51. Wow That sounds absolutely divine and delicious - bookmarking! Also dear do stop by and pick up a couple of things waiting for you on my site - congratulations :)

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  52. gulab jamun with a surprise inside its like twice the goodness..love it

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    Aaha Oho

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  54. Wow!! Gulab jamun ta satti ashadharon dekhte hoyechhe.. eita khete asbo next time....

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  55. Deepa,no kiddin'....I cannot take my eyes off this fantastic twist to this jamun,it looks simply divine and I wish I could pop one of this in my mouth now- What an amazing idea to fill the centre with nutella goodness,I will be trying this sooooon:)

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  56. you have taken gulab jamun to a truly international level!! what decadence. Shottyi bhabteo parchina how delicious this is going to be!!

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  57. OMG such a unique recipe.So creative and amazing cooking skills.

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  58. yum yum!!! I want some...


    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/

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  59. wow! what a brilliant idea!! i love nutella & i love gulab jamun so this im gonna try :)

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