Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bread Gulab Jamun for a celebration !

Gulab Jamun has always been in my list of favorite sweets. But the effort involved in making it kept me procrastinating the plan of trying it. Sometime back I happened to see a post on Gulab Jamun made with bread and that too an instant one. I had to add it on to my to-make list. 

It would have remained in the to-make list like so many other dishes, if the happy news of Palaharam having featured as one among the Top 16 socially active food blogs, wouldn't have appeared in my mailbox. And there was a cute badge that I got to put up on the blog, which I placed on the right hand side among other recognitions.

The other day when I saw couple of bread slices sitting idle, I could foresee that they are gonna end up in the wastebin. That's when I thought about this recipe and it seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate. But now that we have a toddler at home, who has to pull every drawer, spread the vessels on the floor, open the fridge etc. etc. making a sweet at home almost seems to be impossible unless you are okay having the sweet half done/burnt.

I waited untill Jordan looked all tired to be ready for a nap. I put him to sleep and started making it. Jordan doesn't sleep long. So, while he catnapped, I made it. It was that easy. Infact, writing this post took long and I could finish it only in couple of sittings. And when Jordan woke up he got a share of it too. And he gave his usual nod accompanied by a smile, for good food while he was having it. So I knew my lil man also loved it.

I made it with whole wheat bread, so it was even more healthy, if I may say so. So do you wanna try it too. Here is the recipe. Make it and serve it for your family and friends. They are gonna love it.


  1. 4 pieces of bread
  2. 1/2 cup of milk
  3. Oil for deep frying
For the syrup
  1. 1 cup of sugar
  2. 1 cup of water
  3. 2 cardamom crushed

Making of the sugar syrup

In a pan, take the sugar, water and crushed cardamom. Heat it untill the sugar melts and the syrup starts turning sticky.

Making of Gulab Jamun

  • Slice out the sides of the bread.
  • Soak each slice in milk and squeeze out excess milk by pressing it in between your palms. 
  • Now gently mash it with your fingertips and mix it well.
  • Pull out small balls of it and roll it into smooth balls. Do not apply pressure while doing so, else they would remain uncooked in the center when fried and it becomes difficult for the balls to absorb the syrup.
  • Deep fry it on medium-low heat by gently turning them so that all sides get evenly cooked and fried. Once they get the brown colour, remove it from the heat on to a plate lined with kitchen towel/tissue paper. Quickly transfer them on to the bowl of sugar syrup. Let them remain soaked in the syrup for a minimum 2 hours before serving.
  1. The sugar syrup should be warm(not too cold nor too hot), when you drop in the fried gulab jamun in it. 
  2. I used whole wheat bread. It tastes great too.
  3. You could add some rose water/saffron to the warm syrup to enhance flavor and aroma.


  1. quick n delicious sweet,perfect for the celebration...Congrats once again,Anupa..keep up d good work :)

  2. Delicious desert......congrats girl!

  3. I have never tried anything like this before. I would love a taste!

  4. Love gulab jamuns any day and this bread gulab jamuns look so yumm and perfect.. Congrats dear☺

  5. Hearty congrats dear! Just like you, gulab jamun is like a big no-no for me but this bread one is surely tempting... awesome pics too...

  6. Gulab jamun is a favorite which I don't get enough to eat. :P thanks anupa for such a simple recipe. Will definitely give it a try :)

  7. Congrats dear....gulab jamuns looks so yumm...

  8. Cat nap he hee seriously why don't kids sleep as much as they mom would say to me please stop humming so that the child could sleep :)))
    Yummy looking bread jamuns have not made it in a while lookssss so shiny, love it.

  9. Congrats!
    Bread gulab jamun sounds interesting
    Totally love your recipe, got to give this a try!
    Super tempting pics :)

  10. Congrats.. Bread gulab jamun looks very delicious..

  11. Congrats...Delicious and tempting gulab jamuns...

  12. Congratulation that you have been given this award! You serves it!

    What a delicious way to celebrate this occasion :D


  13. Wow Jordan is a toddler now!! Time flies, isn't it?

    I never tried making bread gulab jamun. In fact its been ages I had made gulab jamuns because of the time it consumes for the preparation. This recipe looks easy.

  14. congrats bread gulab jamun looks perfect.

  15. Congrats on your award, perfect looking cute jamuns, lovely treat for the lovely and cute award

  16. Congratz dear for the award ........... n this gulab jamun is delicious ...enikku kothiyavunnu..... kurachu ingottu parcel cheyyamo plz... :)

  17. easy!! Being a lazy cook, i always stop myself elaborate this one is just soooo simple..will surely give it a try..also congratulations dear..cheers! Excellent clicks!drooling..


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