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Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun)

Experience a taste of India with these scrumptious Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun). These golden, syrup-soaked delights will have you craving more with every bite!

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55% would make again
Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun)

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for 10 doughnuts


  • 1 ½ cups powdered milk (200 g)
  • ¾ cup flour (100 g)
  • 1 tablespoon semolina
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cups milk (300 mL)


  • 1 ½ cups sugar (300 g)
  • 1 cup water (200 mL)
  • saffron, few strands


  • almond, toasted and chopped
  • pistachio, toasted and chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 227
  • Fat 8g
  • Carbs 30g
  • Fiber 41g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the powdered milk, flour, semolina, bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, butter, and milk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest for 15 minutes, until all the moisture is absorbed.
  3. Take a golf ball-sized portion of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. In a deep pot, heat the sunflower oil until it reaches 360°F (160°C).
  5. Fry the doughnuts for about 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown on all sides.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried doughnuts to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Add the sugar, water, and saffron to a saucepan over a medium heat, and stir.
  8. Once the sugar has dissolved and is syrupy (about 5-7 minutes), add the doughnuts to the pan, stirring to coat in the syrup.
  9. Let the doughnuts soak in the syrup for an hour.
  10. Remove the doughnuts and garnish with the almonds and pistachios.
  11. Enjoy!
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Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun)

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