Honey Gulab Jamun


For the Gulab Jamun:

  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup milk (adjust as needed)
  • Ghee or oil for frying

For the Honey Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Shafia Honey
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few strands of saffron (optional)
  • Rose water (optional, to taste)


1. Prepare the Honey Syrup:

  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of Shafia Honey.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron strands (if using).
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add a few drops of rose water if desired. Keep the syrup warm.

2. Prepare the Gulab Jamun Dough:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk powder, all-purpose flour, and baking soda.
  • Add ghee and mix well until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Gradually add milk and knead the dough until it is smooth and soft. The dough should be slightly sticky but manageable.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

3. Shape the Gulab Jamun:

  • Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into smooth balls. Ensure there are no cracks on the surface.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a deep frying pan over medium-low heat. The oil should be moderately hot.

4. Fry the Gulab Jamun:

  • Gently slide the dough balls into the hot oil. Fry them on low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Fry until the gulab jamuns are golden brown. This may take about 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove the fried gulab jamuns and drain them on paper towels.

5. Soak in Honey Syrup:

  • Place the warm gulab jamuns into the warm honey syrup.
  • Let them soak for at least 1 hour before serving. The gulab jamuns will absorb the syrup and become soft and juicy.