Rakshabandhan is round the corner. This is celebrated on the last day of Shravan which usually falls in August. This is celebrated to strengthen the brother sister bond.The sister prays for the well being of her brothers and ties rakhi on his wrist.The brother wows to protect his sister at all times.
I remember how we used to celebrate when we were kids. There used be so much enthusiasm as we always looked forward to yummy food, new clothes and the ceremonies. It makes me nostalgic every year as my brother and cousin brothers are all far away and we don’t get a chance to meet very often. Every year i continue to pray for their well being no matter where they are. We are connect by heart.
To celebrate this wonderful festival and my humble contribution for 208th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #MeetheBandhan is this melt in the mouth Gulab Jamun. This week’s theme was suggested by Archana who blogs at https://themadscientistskitchen.com/ . She has some amazing collection of Goan recipes. You must check her blog.Her recipes are loved by her teenage children. You will get a lot of ideas to cook for your teenagers.
Recipe for Gulab Jamun:
1 Cup Khoya / Dried milk solids
1/4 Cup Maida
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Cardamom Powder
1.5 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
1-2 Tbsp Warm Milk (use it as needed to knead a smooth dough)
Oil for frying
For Sugar Syrup:
1.5 Cups White Sugar
2 Cups of Water
2 Tsp Lemon Juice
1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
Almond slivers to Garnish
Take a wide bottom bowl . Add khoya, cardamom powder, baking powder and maida and mix well . Add ghee and mix well untill combined. Add warm milk little by little untill it comes together to form a soft smooth dough. Cover and allow it to rest for 20 mins. Take small portion of the dough and shape it into round balls using your palm. Ensure there are no cracks. Heat the oil.Ensure the oil is not too hot.Deep fry these balls on low flame till they are golden brown and ensure all sides are cooked.Remove them and transfer them to a plate once done.
Take a wide pan. Add sugar, water and cardamom powder and keep it on medium flame untill the sugar is fully dissolved.Once it starts to boil add the lemon juice and allow it to boil for another 5 mins. Once done switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
Once the sugar syrup is warm add the deep fried balls .Allow it to soak for 30 mins. Garnish with Almond slivers and serve.
Wishing all my brothers a very Happy Rakshabandhan!!!!!!!!!!