Indian home cooking series: sweet and syrupy gulab jamun recipe
A deliciously soft, sweet and fragrant rose-flavoured Indian dessert
Gulab jamun is arguably one of the most popular Indian desserts that is also often lovingly referred to as the 'Indian doughnut'. These soft fried dumplings are infused in a rich, rosy cardamom syrup, providing warmth and comfort to whoever indulges in this sweet dessert. The name gulab jamun is derived from the term 'gulab' (rose) for its rose syrup, and jamun (Java plum), for resembling the deep, almost purply colour of the jamun fruit. This lush dessert is best served warm, with lashings of syrup and crushed pistachios or slivered almonds.