Oct 272014

Ever wondered if you can prepare gulab jamuns without deep-frying them in oil? Ever wondered if you can make them without using any flour?? Well, I know you are eager to know how it’s possible πŸ™‚ Here, I am sharing an easy and healthy gulab jamun recipe that tastes as awesome as the regular ones. No deep fry, no oil and no flour and is easier to make than the regular ones. IMG_6857IMG_6870

Makes: 8-10 jamuns

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

For jamun:

Sweet potato – 2, medium

Semolina/suji/upma ravva – ΒΌ cup

Sugar – 4 tsp

Clarified butter/ghee – 1 tsp

For syrup: Sugar – ΒΌ cup

Water – ΒΌ cup

Saffron strands – 3 (optional)

Milk – 1 tbsp (optional)

For garnish:

Pistachios – finely chopped IMG_6867IMG_6803 Procedure:

  1. Pressure cook the sweet potato for about 3-4 whistles. Let it cool, peel and mash it. Set aside.
  2. Take the semolina in a mixing bowl and add the mashed sweet potato to this.
  3. Add the 4 tsp of sugar, ghee and then make soft and firm dough. Make small round balls and flatten the balls slightly. This recipe makes 8-10 balls.
  4. Grease idly plates/moulds with clarified butter/ghee/oil and place the prepared ball in each mould. Steam/pressure cook for 5 minutes(if using pressure cooker, do not use whistle).
  5. Simultaneously, in a separate saucepan, add ingredients under syrup and let it come to a boil. Then reduce the flame and simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until a thick syrup forms.
  6. Remove the jamuns from the steamer and place them in serving bowls. Top with the hot sugar syrup and garnish with pista or any nuts of your choice.

Note: 1. You may dry roast the semolina to get darker jamuns.

2. You may use honey instead of sugar for the jamuns.

3. Instead of sugar syrup, you may use creamy milk syrup and prepare rasmalai.

  20 Responses to “Sweet Potato Jamun (No Fry, No Flour)”


    […] Equations posted a sweet potato jamun recipeΒ and mentioned that we could make ras malai the same way πŸ™‚ We decided to post on the same day, but […]


    brilliant idea! they look very good.


    Such an innovative dish. I will watch out for purple Sweet potatoes and make them.


    This is a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing


    This looks to be an absolute boon to sweet lovers, minus the calories. I was so excited that I was going to suggest that Rasmalai could be done, when I chanced upon the very idea suggested by you below the recipe. Cant wait to try it out this week-end. Thanks


    Interesting recipe.. Bookmarking it to try in my next party.

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