Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India . According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh .Sri Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was born around 5,200 years ago in Mathura.
The sole objective of Sri Krishna’s birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated in depth in the Bhagwat Geeta.
To celebrate Janamashtami, I made Bread and Milk Powder Gulab Jamun. This is one of the easiest recipes and can be made with the available ingredients in your pantry.
Recipe for Bread & Milk Powder Gulab Jamun
For Bread Milk Fudge Balls
1 Cup Milk Powder
4 Slice of bread
1 Tbsp Ghee
Milk approx 2 Tbsp
Oil for Frying
Raisins for Garnish
Sugar 3/4 Cup
Water 1.5 Cup
Cardamom Powder: A generous Pinch
Remove the sides of the bread. Tear the bread and blend in Mixie till you get fine powder.
Take a bowl. Add the bread powder, milk powder, ghee and mix well. Add Milk slowly and mix well
till you get a sticky lump. Pinch 1 inch of the dough and shape it into round balls.
Deep fry the balls and place it on a kitchen towel so that the excess oil is absorbed.
Take a saucepan. Add water and sugar and keep it on medium flame. Once it starts to boil lower the flame , and keep stirring
untill the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is clear. Add cardamom powder.You should get the thread consistency.
The longer you boil the thicker the solution will become.
Drop the deep fried balls in the sugar syrup leave it for sometime . Garnish with Raisins and serve.