Ghulab jamun in 30 minutes

Ghulab jamun
Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins

Ghulab jamun is a traditional sweet. No event is complete without it. Ghulab jamun is soft, juicy, and delicious balls that is served at weddings, birthdays, and other festive occassions. It is a dairy-based dessert, made of deep-fried balls that are dipped in sugar syrup. It is a popular sweet in Asian countries. There are many ways of making gulab jamun.

I am discussing one method in which gulab jamun are made with milk powder.

Calories in one gulab jamun:

One ghulab jamun contains around 175 calories. Its nutrition content varies with the ingredients used in it.

Nutrition per gulab jamun

Calories 175
Carbohydrates 35g
Proteins 2.5g
Fats 2.3g


  • Add lemon juice to prevent the crystallization of sugar in the syrup.
  • Stir from time to time so the sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • The egg should be at room temperature.
  • Clarified butter should be at room temperature.

Can diabetic patients eat gulab jamun?

No, diabetic patients should avoid eating gulab jamun as they are high in sugar so it is not good for diabetic patients. Even non-diabetic persons should eat them in moderation.

Other sweet dishes include halwa, cakes, sawaiyan, etc.


What foods to avoid?

Sugar: Its use should be avoided at any cost it has zero nutritional value but has harmful effects on the body.

Fried foods: Deep fried foods are not suitable for health. It causes an increase in fat levels.




0/11 Ingredients
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    sugar syrup preparation
  • ghulab jamun balls


0/8 Instructions
    Sugar syrup preparation
  • Take two glasses of water in a cooking pot and add 1.25 cups of sugar to it.
  • Then add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder, and 1/4 tsp of orange food color.
  • Ghulab jamun balls preparation
  • Take one cup of milk powder/ nido dry milk in a bowl, 1 tbsp of corn flour, 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp of baking powder and mix then add 1 tbsp of clarified butter and one egg of room temperature, mix well.
  • Kneed it smoothly.
  • Make 10-12 small balls without cracks. Grease your hands with oil while making balls.
  • Then fry these balls in hot oil until their color becomes golden from all sides.
  • After their color changes transfer balls from oil to warm sugar syrup and keep them in syrup for 15 minutes on a low flame.
  • Hot yummy and delicious ghulab jamun are ready to be served