Gulab jamun recipe

A beloved Indian dessert that's sure to impress. These fried dough balls are made with sweet milk and served in aromatic saffron syrup.
A close up view from above of a bowl of gulab jamun. There are four in the white bowl. They are glazed and appear to be in a glazed sauce.

Key information

Preparation time: 1 - 2 hours

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Recipe difficulty rating: Medium

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


For the dough balls

225g / 9oz powdered milk

110g / 4oz plain flour

1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

350ml / 12fl oz milk

25g / 1oz butter, melted vegetable oil, for deep frying

For the sugar syrup

200g / 7oz caster sugar

100ml / 3.5fl oz water

Few strands of saffron

To serve

1tbsp chopped pistachio nuts

1tbsp flaked almonds, toasted in a pan

How to prepare gulab jamun