What’s Up Chef: Gulab Jamun Recipe by Leela Kothari

What's Up Chef: Gulab Jamun Recipe by Leela Kothari
What's Up Chef: Gulab Jamun Recipe by Leela Kothari

Leela Kothari is a long time resident of Jakarta. She is a multi-talented lady who dances and also is a talented cook. She shared her recipe for Gulab Jamuns a favorite Indian sweet at the What’s Up Chef cooking demo and tasting session.


I. For Gulab Jamun Balls:
4 cups of full cream Milk Powder
1 cup refined flour (Maida)
¼ cup Ghee
1 Teaspoon meetha soda (soda kue)
½ kg Ghee for frying
Milk Approximate 2 cups

II. For Sugar Syrup :
Water 4 ½  Cups
Sugar 4 Cups
Cardamom Powder
Saffron few strings
Almond chips for Decoration.


Sugar Syrup :

  • Mix sugar and water and boil to make a clean syrup.
  • Add Cardamom Powder and saffron and keep it aside.

Gulab Jamuns

  • Mix maida and soda properly then add Dancow milk powder mix well
  • Now add Melted ghee and mix it well with soft hand
  • Make a dough adding milk gradually
  • Rest it for 3-4 Hours
  • Now crumble it swiftly and blender the mixture to powder
  • Take it out in a big bowl
  • Again, make a smooth dough adding milk with palms
  • Divide dough into equal small pieces
  • Make Smooth rounds without any cracks
  • Heat Ghee in a deep pan to medium hot and lower the flame
  • Put 7-8 round ball in the Ghee one by one
  • Fry them until it takes reddish brown color
  • Take them out on paper towel
  • Dip the balls in warm syrup and keep it overnight
  • Serve hot, garnish with silver foil, Pistachio and Almond flakes.

For further information please contact Leela K:  +62 818 79 3020