The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit & is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power or ‘shakti’. Navratri festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights.
On the 3rd day of Navratri , I have Gulab Jamun made from Potatoes and Milk powder . These are easy to make , can be consumed during fasting , soft and tastes great too . So what are we waiting for … Lets start making some Potato Gulab Jamun ..
Boiled and mashed potato 1 cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Oil For deep frying
For Sugar Syrup
Water 2 cup
Sugar 1 cup
sugar syrup :
Heat water in a pan and add sugar cardamom and saffron in to it.Stir continuously. When sugar syrup start boiling, check the one string consistency and switch off the gas. Transfer syrup into bowl and keep aside.
In bowl mix mashed potato, ghee, milk powder and soda.
knead it until a smooth and soft dough.
Apply some oil on your palm. Pinch a small ball from the dough and roll smoothly making sure the balls do not have any cracks & are smooth. Prepare all the balls and keep aside.
Heat oil on low flame in a wok / kadhai .
Oil should be hot enough to fry. Fry the dough balls on low flame while stirring constantly . Fry till golden brown from all the sides .
Drain them on a paper towel and put it in sugar syrup. Rest for atleast 2-3 hours.
Garnish with dried fruits and Enjoy !!
Dough should not have any lumps.
Do not dunk the jamuns in syrup for long, otherwise they will get mushy.
While deep frying the jamuns, keep rolling the jamuns in hot oil after every 20 seconds. If the remain at same place for long, they will get blotchy burnt mark on them.