Celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi with home-made Gulab Jamuns!

Mahvish Khan Dec 24 2015
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Eid Milad-un-Nabi is just around the corner and the people have left no effort in making its celebration as huge as possible.

If you really want to see what they actually mean when they say Karachi is the city of lights, this is the time of year when you really need to experience it; all the streets, houses, mosques and buildings are decorated with eye-catching lights.

The craze for this celebration is increasing day by day. People not only spend a lot of time and effort in decorating their houses, they buy new clothes too. It has, indeed, become one of the most popular festivals in Pakistan.

And when we talk about festivals, what comes to mind? Sweet dishes, definitely! How can we celebrate anything without eating something sweet? We start our celebrations with dessert. Traditionally, we cook kheer, gulab-jamun, and sheer khorma, and they need a lot of time effort for their preparation.

Today, I will share an easy gulab jamun recipe to make at home.

INGREDIENTS

White/brown bread – 8 slices
Full fat milk – 6 tbsp
Sugar – 100gm/1 cup
Cardamoms – ¼ tsp spoon
Raisins – 10 to 12
Almond – 10 to 12
Water – 1 and a half cup
Oil

PROCEDURE

1) In a pan add sugar and water; let it cook for 5-7 minute on a low flame.

2) Add cardamom powder in the water solution and cook it for another 8 minutes.

3) On the other hand, remove the crusts of bread and crush it into small pieces with the help of your hands.

4) Now add milk slowly in to the bread and make it into a smooth dough. The process of adding milk should be slow. If you find your dough dry, you can add a bit more milk.

5) Mix the dough for some time until it turns smooth.

6) Now make small balls of the dough with the raisins in the centre.

7) In a pan, add oil; when it heats, fry the bread balls.

8) Keep changing the sides of bread balls so that they don’t stick to the pan.

9) Flame should be medium and oil shouldn’t be too hot.

10) Once bread balls turn brown take them out on a piece of towel or tissue to remove extra oil.

11) Add these balls in the hot water solution and cook it for a minute on a low flame.

12) Decorate bread balls with almonds and your gulab jamuns are ready.

Celebrate this festive season with these juicy gulab jamuns!

Mahvish Khan

Mahvish Khan:

She is a teacher and an English grad from the University of Karachi. She likes the finer things in life.