Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Jamuns-Celebration Jamuns!!

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Who can resist this very succulent Indian sweet? Gluttony becomes no sin when it comes to eating these very tempting sweets...Celebration or not,I never gave up any reason to devour jamuns,rasagolla,chum chum etc...this time we had a reason too... our car got a sister!!So shouldnt I celebrate the arrival of the new silver beauty?....kheer,barfi.... a host of sweets came to my mind...nay...it has been quite a while that I have not eaten Jamuns...I wanted to have Jamuns...but to my utter disappointment found that my Gits Jamun Mix was khali :( I did not have the patience of my mother to split the milk and reduce it to khova, mix it with maida and soda, fry it and dip it in the flavoured sugar syrup as done traditionally.Poor Amma...10-15 yrs back she used to take so much of trouble to satiate our cravings for this sweet!! Or else my father bought it from the only Bengali sweet shop in Calicut those days,'The Royal Bakery'.Whenever we had some VIP guests at home, my father never forgot to bring a big assortment of all those favourite bengali sweet collection....Well,I could not give up my craving for jamun so easily...just then I remembered an aunty in B'lore once offering me a jamun made out of bread!!...Yes, I finally decided to try this unconventional jamun from bread...and lol...absolutely yummy jamuns!!...but the only thing is that we need to take some extra care or the whole thing can be a mess! Here goes the recipe:
An unconventional Jamun from Bread
Ingredients
(Makes-15 jamuns)
white bread slices-3(remove the trims and take just the soft inside)
Milk powder-1 cup
Baking soda-1 tsp
Maida/All purpose flour-2 tsp
Egg white -1/2 (optional)
Sugar-3 cups
Water-4 cups
Milk-as rqd(just to mix the flour)
Cardamom powder-1 tsp
Kewra Essence/Rose water-a drop(optional
Butter-1tbsp
Oil-as reqd


Method:

Mix the soft inside of the bread with milk powder,baking soda,maida,a little butter,egg white(Optional) and very less milk(A tbsp or two).Knead well into a soft dough. Make small balls.Heat oil in a wok.Deep fry the balls till they become golden brown on very slow fire.Keep turning with the ladle or else it will get burnt.Meanwhile prepare sugar syrup mixing sugar and water.Add cardamom powder and kewra or rose water, if u like the flavour.Now add pour the hot sugar syrup onto the jamuns and allow it to settle for nearly 30 minutes.Jamuns will swell up with the sugar syrup.so choose an appropriate container.Now serve it warm or cold with toppings of whipped cream,vanilla ice cream etc.

16 comments:

Sumitha said...

Hey Shynee share with us the reason for the celebrations too;)

Puspha said...

WOW!!!!!!! I love gulab jamuns.

sudhav said...

Shynee, agree with sumi, do share with us the reason for celebration, BTW before knowing the reason i have helped myself with few jamuns as they are my favourite..:-)

Tanuja said...

Hai shynee, what the secret behind this yummy celebration:)

Anonymous said...

The new clean-cut look is great. It feels like a house remodeling and there is a fresh-paint sensation in the air. Great looks. Love the pink. It will be even better to enjoy your wonderful recipes now. Please keep posting.

Vineela said...

Hi Shynee,
I love jamuns.Enjoy
Vineela

Kitchenmate said...

Wow, mmmm yummy..i wish i can gobble some...i love jamuns...
Your profile picture looks goods and different! and like my buddies, waiting to hear the reason for celebration :)

archana said...

Jamuns looks so good, i am as curious as everyone else to here the reason for the celebration.

indianadoc said...

Celebration?...Nothing really so great except that we bought another car..... and after a long time my husband took a couple of day's break!!So was busy yesterday'chuttifying'(roaming) around with the 'new girl'!!Thanx sumi,pushpa,sudha,tanuja,vineela,kitchenmate,archana,&anonymous....thanx a lot for all the comments....

maddy said...

interesting, so finally a break was taken, eh?
the weather is cooler these days...makes sense. unlike teh brits who want to get roasted.

you seen this site? I chanced on it..another cooking contact for u
http://indianfoodrocks.blogspot.com/

RP said...

Awwww... teach me how to make it please!!
We need no reason to celebrate sweets, right Shynee?

indianadoc said...

>Yes maddy...badly needed a break...or else we will break :)My husband is a bit fed up of the hospital routine...wanted some fresh air and some good sleep!!
Manisha is already my friend...thnx for suggesting..
>True RP...we dont need a celebration to eat sweets!!Shall post the recipe soon...

Manisha said...

Hey! I thought I heard you calling! So here I am!

How about a recipe for the gulab jamuns? My daughter loves them when I warm them up slightly. My husband likes to have them with kheer. I prefer them warm but with ice-cream. A few more pounds off the scale and I will be willing to try your recipe - so please update this post with the recipe when you get some time.

indianadoc said...

>So hw r u dear Manisha?....I called u n u r here!!I too love to have it with some vanilla ice cream topping...but cold...I shall definitely post the recipe soon...thanx for dropping in.

Lera said...

Simple, yet yummilicious sweet... luv jamoons.Thanks for making the ever so acquiescent bread even more Cherished .

indianadoc said...

>thanx lera for the kind words.....I shd thank the aunty who taught me...but I wd prefer a Gits Instant Mix than taking all the trouble ;) I am a lazy bug at times!!...for bread demands extra care... though taste was definitely excellent...