Gulab Jamun ( Gits Ready Mix)

Gulab Jamun is  a classic, traditional Indian mouth watering dessert made with deep fried balls of kneaded milk powder or “khoya”  dunked  in rose or cardamom and saffron flavored sugary syrup . You will find this dessert as a  part of any celebration meal in India . There are many different ways to make it .The recipe I’m sharing today uses an instant mix .I use  a brand called “Gits”. However there are so many varieties of instant mixes you can find in the Indian grocery and super market which you can use. Gits is one of the very popular ones and it has never failed me.The trick to getting a pefect jamun is making sure there is enough milk or water while kneading and that there are no cracks formed when making a ball.It should also be fried in a very low flame and by turning around gently in the oil.Once they are done, they just need to be immersed in the sugar syrup. Some prefer to have this delicious dessert warm and some others like it cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go along with it! Happy cooking!

Gulab Jamun

  • Servings: 18- 20 pieces
  • Difficulty: medium
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A deep-fried ball (jamun) made with milk powder or khoya immersed in saffron and cardamom flavored sugar syrup that tastes delicious.

Use enough water or milk to knead the dough and make sure there are no cracks formed.


For Jamuns

  • 1 packet Gits Gulab jamun mix
  • 3 – 4 tbsp milk or water for kneading
  •  Oil or ghee for deep frying

For Syrup

  •  2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  •  1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • few strands of saffron


  1. In a deep bowl, heat water and sugar till it dissolves.
  2. Add the powdered cardamom and saffron and keep boiling till a sticky  sugary syrup is obtained. This may take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool .
  4. Empty the contents of the Gits instant mix into a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle milk all over the contents .
  6. Gently knead the contents slowly and it is okay for the dough to be sticky.
  7. Sprinkle some more milk if the dough is dry .
  8. Grease your palm with oil or ghee and shape  the dough into 15 -20  small round balls.
  9. Cover the balls with a wet cloth and ensure it does not dry out or form cracks.
  10. In a deep bottomed frying pan heat ghee or oil.
  11. Fry the balls on low heat till you get the desired brown color.
  12. Wait for the balls to be cooled .
  13. Immerse into the sugar syrup while the syrup is still warm.
  14. Transfer  into a serving bowl .Enjoy it warm or cold with a scoop of ice cream!


gulab jamun

close-up view of the delicious gulab jamun

gulab jamun with saffron and cardamom flavored syrup

gulab jamun with saffron and cardamom flavored syrup

Gulab Jamun Immersed in sugar syrup

Immersed in sugar syrup

Steps in making gulab jamun from Gits instant mix

Steps in making gulab jamun from Gits instant mix

Delicious Gualb jamuns!

Delicious Gualb jamuns!

Gulab Jamun

Have it warm or cold .Goes well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


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  • iScriblr
    April 4, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Ah! Lovely! 🙂

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thank you!!

  • Twilight Cadena
    April 4, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe share!

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thank you so much and you are very welcome, love sharing !

  • Megala
    April 4, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful & tempting sweet jamuns !

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Thank you so much Megala ,it is indeed tempting!

  • Prashasti Patel
    April 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    *Sometimes I love this sweet. 😉. BTW looks so yummmm…

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Growing up I was not as much a fan of this dessert ,I thought it was too sweet ..but love it these days (when I should be staying away lol, but then it’s fine occasionally I guess !) . I think the camera did good justice to it .Thank you for the comments!

  • The Karavali Wok
    April 4, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Love Gulab Jamuns and these look delectable 😍

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! glad to hear you love it!

  • poeticbells
    April 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Mouth watering 👍👍👍👍

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

      • poeticbells
        April 5, 2018 at 3:34 am

        Your welcome ☺️☺️☺️

  • Dippy Dotty Girl
    April 4, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Oh gosh you are making me feel incredibly peckish! Gulab jamuns. Om nom nom. xx

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      LoL Dippy! Thank you for the lovely comment.This is one dessert I always have room for 🙂

  • tinahomeblog
    April 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I love Gulab Jamun . Thank you for sharing the recipe 💖

    • InspiresN
      April 4, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      So happy to hear that you love gulab jamun. It’s a pleasure to share! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • a little Swiss, a little Canadian
    April 4, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I would love to try these! Very interesting!😋😍

    • InspiresN
      April 5, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Nice to hear that Ursula, I would love to hear how they turn out :)Thank you so much for the comments!

  • thefrugaldribble
    April 5, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I was just looking around at blogs and stumbled on yours. I have never even heard of this. I am from the Southern US. It looks delicious!

    • InspiresN
      April 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      Aww. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am pretty sure you will like it , hope you try it some time !

  • indianeskitchen
    April 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Oh my word this looks so good!!!! Thanks for posting it!

    • InspiresN
      April 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      Glad you love it! It’s a great dessert!

  • PS
    April 5, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    This is so delicious and mouth watering!! You can never go wrong with this recipe! This is the best for last minute preparation.

    • InspiresN
      April 5, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      I second you on that, it’s a recipe that always works and best for that last minute preps . Thank you for stopping by!

  • Vidya Narayan
    April 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Growing up, Gits was the only brand for making Jamuns at home and I loved it. Cannot ever have enough of these and with a scoop of vanilla icecream on the side, total state of bliss !

    • InspiresN
      April 9, 2018 at 9:03 am

      I have had it growing up as well it’s a very reliable one .Yes that combo with ice cream is simply awesome! Thanks Vidya!

  • Plantsandbeyond
    April 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    This is my first Indian desert that I tried in my 20s. Never forget the name or taste. So cool to see it here 😉

    • admininspiresn
      April 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      oh! wonderful happy it brought back great memories 🙂

  • Anshu Agarwal
    April 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    All time favorite, these are looking so soft and mouthwatering..Delicious !!

    • admininspiresn
      April 19, 2018 at 2:15 am

      I also love this very much and very hard to resist temptation !Thank you for the comment!

  • Diane
    August 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Thsose are look perfect!

    • InspiresNish
      August 28, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Diane!

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