Jun 152017

Sweet potato jamuns are prepared using boiled sweet potatoes,maida and milk powder and soaked in sugar syrup.These are easy to prepare and tastes great.

Sweet Potato Jamun (4)

 

Ingredients

  1. sweet Potato (3 medium size,Boiled) – 1 cup
  2. Maida/All purpose flour – 1/4 cup
  3. Milk Powder – 1/4 cup
  4. Ghee – 2 tsp
  5. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  6. Oil – for frying

For sugar syrup

  1. Sugar – 3 cup
  2. Water – 11/2  cup
  3. Rose Essence – 1/2 tsp
  4. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Lime juice- 1/2 tsp

Sweet Potato Jamun (1)

Preparation

  1. In a pressure cooker,add sweet potatoes with 1 1/2  cup of  water  . cover and cook for 3 whistles. let it cool down and open the lid. Drain the water. peel off the skin of potatoes and mash well or you can grind it.
  2. In a bowl, sieve all purpose flour and add milk powder,baking powder to it and mix well.
  3. Add mashed sweet potatoes to it and knead  well using hand  to get a  smooth dough without lumps. cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.Then Make small balls out of the dough.
  4. Prepare sugar syrup by boiling water and sugar.once it reaches half string consistency, it is done.Remove from fire.
  5. Add cardamom powder,rose essence and lime juice(to avoid crystallization of sugar) to it.
  6. Heat Oil in a pan. Drop a small ball to the oil and if it comes up,it is ready to fry.
  7. Reduce the flame to low and place the balls to the oil .Fry till golden brown in color.place the fried balls on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  8. Transfer the balls into warm sugar syrup.
  9. soak them in sugar syrup for a maximum of 4 hours.
  10. Garnish with Almonds.
  11. Serve chill.
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Oct 262012

Jalebi is a popular sweet served during festivals like Diwali and it is considered as the national sweet of India according to Wikipedia.Kerala jalebis are prepared using urad daal and pour the batter into oil in circular shapes and then soak in sugar syrup.It is either served warm or at room temperature.

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Ingredients

  1. Urad dal (soak in water for 1 hour) – 1 cup
  2. Sugar –2 cups
  3. Raw Rice(pachari) – 1 tsp
  4. Water(for making sugar syrup) – 1 1/4 cup
  5. Rose water – 1 tbsp
  6. Food color(yellow) – 1/4 tsp
  7. Oil – for frying

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Preparation

  1. Grind soaked urad dal and rice with 1/2 cup of water into a smooth paste( it should be dropping consistency).Don’t let the batter to get ferment.
  2. Add food color to it and mix well.
  3. Pour the batter into a ketchup dispensing bottle.
  4. In the mean time,make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water Once it starts to boil,add rose water and a pinch of food color. Turn the flame to low.The syrup should not be thread like consistency.The syrup should be warm all the time while frying jalebis.
  5. On another stove,Heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame.Once the oil is hot,hold the ketchup dispenser over hot oil and squeeze the batter into round coiled circles several at a time. Fry them on both sides for 1 minute and immediately transfer it into the warm sugar syrup.
  6. Let it soak in the sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes .
  7. Remove the soaked jalebis into a plate.
  8. Serve warm.

Tips to make good jalebis

  1. Fry jalebis on medium flame.
  2. The sugar syrup should be warm all the time and if it becomes thicker, add some more water to it to get correct consistency.
  3. Use a wide saucepan for frying so that oil will spread evenly.

Recipe Source:Lakshmi Nair

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Aug 032012

Gulab jamun is a popular dessert of India and it is commonly served during festivals like Diwali or marriage celebrations.Here I used milk powder for making dough.

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How to Make Gulab Jamun using Milk Powder

Ingredients

For the Sugar Syrup

  1. Sugar –250gms/1 1/4 cups
  2. Water – 11/2 cup
  3. Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Rose water – 1 1/2 tsp
  5. For the dough
  6. Milk powder – 1 cup
  7. All purpose flour(Maida) – 3 tbsp
  8. Baking powder –1/4 tsp
  9. Corn Flour – 2 tbsp
  10. Ghee – 2 cups
  11. Water – 3tbsp

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Preparation

  1. Boil water in a small pot.Once it starts to boil,add sugar and let it dissolve.add cardamom powder,rose water to it and let it boil on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.remove from heat. Syrup is ready.
  2. Mix together maida and baking powder.Add milk powder,corn flour ,water to it .Knead and make smooth dough.
  3. Grease your palms with little ghee and shape into round balls.Make sure surface of the balls is free of cracks. 3.Heat the ghee in a frying pan on low flame.
  4. 4.Add the balls at the right temperature.Take a round sieved spoon and turn the balls by rotating the bottom edge of the spoon against the top of the balls.Keep rotating until the jamuns are golden brown in color.Remove ,drain and add to the hot sugar syrup.(heat the sugar syrup on low flame while frying jamuns) 5.Cook the jamuns in the sugar syrup for another 3 minutes on low heat.
  5. Leave the jamuns in syrup for at least 30 minutes before Serving.

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Tips: To test the right temperature of the ghee,add one ball.it should slowly rise to the surface from the bottom of the pan with a touch of spoon. If the jamun doesn’t rise to the surface then the ghee needs to be more heated. if the jamun rises too fast and changes color,then the temperature is too high and heat needs to be lowered.Allow the ghee to cool down a while.Jamuns fried in hot oil will have their center uncooked and hard. If you don’t have milk powder in your pantry, you can use pan cake mix for making dough. While frying, gulab jamuns will expand. So there should be enough space for the jamuns to get soak in the syrup.

Kala Jamun

Gulab Jamun

For making Kala Jamuns,fry the jamuns on low flame till you get dark brown color.

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