How to make Boondi Gulab Jamun -

Gulab jamuns covered with a layer of sweet boondis are simply delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Boondi Gulab Jamun

Boondi Gulab Jamun Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Boondi Gulab Jamun Recipe

  • Gram flour 2 cups

  • Ghee to deep fry

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Melon seeds (magaz) 1 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Mawa (khoya) grated 2 cups

  • Refined flour (maida) 5 tablespoons

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 4 tablespoons

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 4 cups


Step 1

Mix gram flour with a little water to make a smooth and semi thick batter. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and pour batter into it through a perforated ladle to make boondis. Mix sugar with five cups water and boil to make one string syrup.

Step 2

Mix in the boondi, melon seeds, cardamom powder and saffron. Set aside. To make gulab jamuns, mix khoya, refined flour, paneer and baking powder and knead into a dough using half a teaspoon of water.

Step 3

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai on low heat. Prepare small smooth balls with no cracks and fry in hot ghee on low heat till golden brown. Prepare a thin syrup with sugar and four cups of water. Soak gulab jamuns in it. Remove from the syrup after nearly half an hour and cover each one of them with boondi and form into a laddoo. Chill and serve cut in halves.

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