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Gulab Jamun

Posted by Geetha on May 31, 2009

Gulab Jamun is a most delicious dessert in India, wheras this can be made from scratch- we can make the flour instead of buying from the stores. Here is the recipe.




Non-fat milk power – 1 cup

All purpose flour – ¼ cup

Unsalted butter – 3 tsp

Whole milk – ¼ cup

Sugar – 1 ¾ cup (according to your taste)

Water – 1 ½ cup

Baking soda – a pinch

Cardamom power – ¼ tsp

Oil – to fry


Sugar Syrup:

In a large pan add sugar, water and cardamom powder and bring to a boil and remove from the heat and keep aside.


In a bowl add milk powder, all purpose flour, baking soda, butter and mix it. Once it is done add milk slowly and make a dough- it might be little sticky. Let the dough rest for 10 -20 mins.Then apply little butter to your hand and mix the dough nice and form a small balls (there should not be any crack in it).                           

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry it and place it in a paer towel, let it sit down for 2-3 mins before placing it in a sugar syrup. Let it sit in the sugar syrup for 30 mins minimum. Serve with almonds , pistachio or else only jamuns.

If Jamuns are fried in high heat it will be hard in the center, so try to fry in the minimum heat for about 7-8 mins for each jamun.

Small balls     Fried balls   Frying  Jamun is Ready


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Creamy Caramel Flan

Posted by Geetha on April 29, 2009

Creamy cramel Flan


Sugar – ¾ cup

Cream cheese(softened) – 1 package (8 ounce)

Eggs – 5

Sweetened condensed milk – 1 can (14 ounce)

Evaporated milk – 1 can (12 fluid ounce)

Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp


Preheat oven to 350 degress F.

In a pan, on a medium low- heat cook sugar,stirring until golden colour. Pour into baking dish, titling to coat bottom and sides. Set aside.

In another large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in eggs,one at a time,until the mixture is well incorporated. Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla extract until smooth. Pour into cramel coated pan. Place this baking dish into another dish (enough space)and add boiling water to reach half a way of the sides of the baking dish. Once it is done, place the dish into the oven.Flan

Bake in preheated oven 50 – 60 minutes, until center is set or place a tooth pick in center and see whether it comes out clean. Remove from oven and place it in a cool rack for 1 hour.

Then chill in refrigerator 8 hours or over night.Flan

To serve: Before serving unmold the flan, run a knife around the edges of pan and invert on a serving plate.


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