A popular Indian dessert, Gulab Jamon are fried balls made from milk, lemon juice and flour served with rose water-flavored sugar syrup. Serve it with ice cream, which goes well with the warm and crisp crust of the balls.
Prep Time 30 to 45 minutes
Cooking Time 10 to 15 minutes
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups milk
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup waterrose water essence or extract (optional and according to taste)
vanilla ice cream
1 Mix lemon juice with milk and put on very low heat, until you see curdles.
2 Take the curdles or milk solids and mix together with the flour. Knead together to make a fine dough.
3 Form the dough into small balls, like marbles.
4 Heat oil to 375°F for deep-frying. Fry the balls until they turn golden brown. Place the fried balls on a paper-towel-lined plate.
5 Prepare the syrup: Boil sugar and water together until the syrup gets a thread-like consistency. Then take it off the heat and add in rose water essence if you like.
6 Combine the syrup with the fried balls and top with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Where to buy Indian ingredients? Visit Assad Mini Mart at the following branches:
Makati branch: Eurocrest Building, 126 Jupiter St., Bel-Air Village, Makati City; tel. nos.: 897-2543
Manila branch: 1268-IJK Midtown Hotel Executive Homes, United Nation Avenue, Paco, Manila;
tel. nos.: 526-1349 and 526-5034
Photography by Ocs Alvarez | Styling by Pixie Sevilla-Santos (Thanks to Chef Bruni Raj and Asunpraya-darsianj of the Raj Palace in the city of Jaipur)
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