Gulab Jamun, Milk Balls

Recipe Submitted by wings ..|.. Category: Appetizers & Snacks

These are delicious balls of pure milk. The kids love to make them and snack on them. It is also a traditional Shavuot dish for my family.


    For the Syrup
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole allspice
    For the Balls
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups cream or half and half
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon (optl)
  • ghee or peanut oil for frying


Prepare simple syrup by heating water in a medium size pan. Add sugar and stir until sugar is melted. Add cinnamon and allspice to syrup and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl mix powdered milk, flour, and soda well. Stir in cardamon. Make a well in the center of the dry mix and slowly add the cream, pulling the dry ingredients into the well. Continue adding cream until a slightly stick dough is achieved.

With damp hands make walnut size balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Drop these balls into gently into hot ghee or peanut oil at aprox 350 degrees. Shake the basket a few times during frying. Adjust the heat as needed to cook for 5-7 minutes. They spin themselves over to cook evenly. They should be a dark golden brown.

Place cooked, drained balls into the prepared syrup and soak several hours or overnight. They will soak up the spiced syrup.

Recipe from, Site Maintained by Donna Young, of