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bread gulab jamun recipe, how to make bread gulab jamun

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunGulab jamun is an authentic Indian sweet that cannot be forgotten for any celebration be it North or South, so how could I not share gulab jamun recipe when I’m on the spree of sweet recipes. Today’s post is not the authentic gulab jamun recipe made with khoya, this is actually a twist to the original gulab jamun.I tried my hands on a recipe which my mother prepares often and I have been relishing over it all these years. I tried it for the first time today and got it right at once. She actually uses bread to make the gulab jamuns. Surprised? Yeah, these gulab jamuns are made up of bread and no khoya. Super simple to make and has a different taste from the original version. Now, you no more have to wait for khoya to make gulab jamuns, niether will your left over breads go in vain. This amazing dish and the recipe had my eye on it since long. I somehow forgot about it but mom reminded me just today and I was even done with it by an hour, yes, its that simple and no complications.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunGulab jamun is a dessert often prepared in Indian households for festivals like Diwali, Holi etc. Muslims prepare it for Eid plus gulab jamuns are also served in social gatherings like weddings, birthdays, house warming and many more celebrations.

This festive period, get over the regular gulab jamun and try out the ultra easy gulab jamun with bread. The recipe is pretty simple and similar to the original and I have described it in a pictorial way for better understanding. Lets get started!

Step by step recipe for BREAD GULAB JAMUN:

Step 1 – Firstly prepare the sugar, add sugar in a pan/kadhai.

Step 2 – Then add water and bring it to a boil. Keep on medium flame.

Step 3 – Let the syrup thicken slightly, not very much. Once done, add crushed cardamom, mix well and switch off the flame. Keep aside.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 4 – Now take a cup of milk.

Step 5 – Pour it in a pan.

Step 6 – Bring it to a boil and reduce it.

Step 7 – Reduce the milk until 1/2 cup remains. Keep the 1/2 cup milk aside.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 8 – Now take eight white breads or brown breads.

Step 9 – Trim off the breads from all four sides.

Step 10 – Use a sharp knife to trim all the edges.

Step 11 – Keep all the trimmed breads ready.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamun

Step 12 – Take 5 cahews and 5 almonds for the filling. Filling is optional but it gives an extra inch to the gulab jamuns. You can add dry fruits of choice as well.

Step 13 – Chop the nuts coarsely.

Step 14 – To bind the nuts, add a little prepared sugar syrup and mix well. Keep ready.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 15 – Take the trimmed breads and break in to small pieces. Add in a mixer jar and pulse into crumbs.

Step 16 – You will get crumbs like in the image no.- 16.

Step 17 – Now, take a plate and put the crumbs on it.

Step 18 – Make a well in the centre, and the reduced milk little by little. You may not need the whole milk so be careful.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 19 – Knead the crumbs with milk to form a smooth dough.

Step 20 – The dough will look like image no.- 20. I used few tablespoons of milk only not the whole 1/2 cup, keep in mind.

Step 21 – Take a small portion of the dough (as per your choice of the size) and make a round ball using both your palms. Grease your palms with ghee/clarified butter.

Step 22 – Flatten the round ball slightly by pressing.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 23 – After you flattened the ball, use your index finger to make a cavity as shown in image no.- 23.

Step 24 – Now, add little filling (the nuts you prepared, remember?) in the cavity.

Step 25 – Once, the filling is in, bring four edges together and close it.

Step 26 – Use both your palms to make a round ball out of the dough.

Step 27 – Repeat the same process for all portions.

Step 28 – Now, in a kadhai/deep pan heat oil/ghee for deep frying the readied balls.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamunStep 29 – Bring the oil/ghee to medium hot and slowly add the prepared roundels. Once you add them, bring down the flame to low and wait for them to turn brown. This may take around 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 30 – They should look like same like image no.- 30.

Step 31 – Now heat the sugar syrup on low flame and add the fried gulab jamuns into the syrup and let them boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Once done, let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes more so that gulab jamuns soak the syrup and you will also notice an increase in size. Serve them hot with ice- cream :D.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamun

bread gulab jamun recipe, how to make bread gulab jamun
 
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Atuthentic Indian sweet Gulab Jamun with a twist. This is a bread version of the traditional gulab jamun.
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Recipe type: Dessert/Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10 gulab jamuns
Ingredients
  • White bread/Brown bread - 8 slices
  • Milk - ½ cup (1 cup is reduced to ½ cup)
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - 1½ cup
  • Crushed green cardamom - 2
  • Skinned almonds - 5
  • Cashew nuts - 5
  • Oil/ghee - to deep fry plus little ghee to grease palms
Instructions
  1. Firstly prepare the sugar, add sugar in a pan/kadhai.
  2. Then add water and bring it to a boil. Keep on medium flame.
  3. Let the syrup thicken slightly, not very much. Once done, add crushed cardamom, mix well and switch off the flame. Keep aside.
  4. Now take a cup of milk and pour it in a pan.
  5. Bring it to a boil and reduce it, reduce the milk until ½ cup remains. Keep the ½ cup milk aside.
  6. Now take eight white breads or brown breads and trim off the breads from all four sides.
  7. Use a sharp knife to trim all the edges and keep all the trimmed breads ready.
  8. Take 5 cahews and 5 almonds for the filling. Filling is optional but it gives an extra inch to the gulab jamuns. You can add dry fruits of choice as well.
  9. Chop the nuts coarsely, to bind the nuts, add a little prepared sugar syrup and mix well. Keep ready.
  10. Knead the crumbs with milk to form a smooth dough.
  11. The dough will look like image no.- 20. I used few tablespoons of milk only not the whole ½ cup, keep in mind.
  12. Take a small portion of the dough (as per your choice of the size) and make a round ball using both your palms. Grease your palms with ghee/clarified butter.
  13. Flatten the round ball slightly by pressing.
  14. After you flattened the ball, use your index finger to make a cavity as shown in image no.- 23.
  15. Now, add little filling (the nuts you prepared, remember?) in the cavity.
  16. Once, the filling is in, bring four edges together and close it and use both your palms to make a round ball out of the dough.
  17. Repeat the same process for all portions.
  18. Now, in a kadhai/deep pan heat oil/ghee for deep frying the readied balls.
  19. Bring the oil/ghee to medium hot and slowly add the prepared roundels. Once you add them, bring down the flame to low and wait for them to turn brown. This may take around 4 to 5 minutes. They should look like same like image no.- 30.
  20. Now heat the sugar syrup on low flame and add the fried gulab jamuns into the syrup and let them boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  21. Once done, let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes more so that gulab jamuns soak the syrup and you will also notice an increase in size.
  22. Serve them hot with ice- cream :D.

BREAD GULAB JAMUN - A take on the tradtional Indian sweet - gulab jamun

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