Hand-made gulab jamun is probably one of the best things in the world, and my friend, Apoorva, does justice to my favorite dessert like no other. Here’s her awesome recipe.
Mix a cup of milk powder with a third of a cup of maida (or all-purpose flour), a spoon of sooji and a small pinch of baking soda in a mixing bowl. Add enough warm milk to start making a soft dough (will be close to two or three spoonfuls, and a spoon of ghee. Let the mixture sit for five minutes to let the dough soak up the milk well, before greasing your hands with ghee and making little balls from the dough. Fry these balls in ghee until light brown, and set aside.
Meanwhile heat 3 cups of water, to which, add 3 cups of sugar. Boil the mixture, and add a couple of cardamoms and a teaspoon of lime. Simmer until thickened and properly combined. Add the fried dough balls in the syrup and let sit for at least an hour before serving. Garnish with chopped nuts and serve hot, preferably with cold ice cream to really turn it up!