All Indian Restaurants serve Gulab Jamun religiously.  It tastes great both hot and cold.  Once you try the homemade version, you may never go back to a restaurant!

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 8-10


1 Packet Gulab Jamun Mix from Indian Store
1 Pint Whipping Cream
1 Tsp Cardmom Seeds
Few Pistachios
Vegetable Shortening for Frying
2 Cups Sugar for Syrup
4 Cups Water
Rose Essence



  1. Mix sugar and water in a medium pot over very low heat until sugar dissolves and it looks like syrup instead of water.


  1. Make a dough from the Gulab Jamun Mix packet with whipping cream.
  2. Knead into smooth consistency. 
  3. Make equal portions of balls in an oblong shape.
  4. The trick is that the pistachios and saffron have to be stuffed in the oblong shape.
  5. Fry all the balls in a frying pan over low to medium heat.
  6. Once it is fried until golden brown, dip all of the balls into the syrup.
  7. Bring syrup to a boil for 3-4 minutes. This will bring puffiness into the balls.

Nutrition Facts for 1/3 Serving

This Week’s Healthy Tip:

Health benefits of cardamom

  • This exotic spice contains many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties.
  • The spicy pods contain many essential volatile oils that include pinene, sabinene, myrcene, phellandrene, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol, and trans-nerolidol.
  • The therapeutic properties of cardamom-oil have found application in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
  • Cardamom is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells.
  • It is also an excellent source of manganese and iron. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
  • The pods are rich in many vital vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health.
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