Here at Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, staff who aren’t typically writers enjoy providing content for us. It’s extra special when a staff member gives us a taste from home. Web designer Avanti Kantumuchu made gulab jamun, a traditional Indian dessert, recently for the staff to enjoy. For this recipe, credited to MTR Foods, Avanti provided packet information for pre-packaged ingredients she uses when making the gulab jamun. The staff loved this dish, and we thank Avanti for sharing a taste of India with us!
Gulab jamun instant mix (can be MTR, Bambino brands)
Approximately 6 cups water
Approximately 3 cups sugar
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Make small, round shaped balls from the dough.
Heat oil (vegetable oil preferred) at medium heat.
Boil the dough balls in oil until you get a golden-brown shape.
Drain with a slotted spoon and transfer into sugar syrup, letting them set about 2 hours before serving.
Serve warm with ice cream, or add garnish like dried fruit, pistachio or almond slivers.