Marilyn has done a nice job of describing the full menu of our Spice of India tea at the gathering of tea friends in Ohio. Here, I want to dive into specifics of one particular item, Gulab Jamun. This is an Indian dessert and it's special to me because it's something we had (twice!) in India. And oh, it's so yummy!
I was thrilled when I learned that MJ would make this. She's an intrepid chef...this is not a recipe I would attempt. Here is a similar recipe. (MJ did not use raisins.)
We learned that the trick is to have the oil temperature LOW. Otherwise, the outsides get too brown and the inside remains uncooked.
MJ cooking the dough balls
MJ made the dough balls and did the frying. My small contribution was to make the rose syrup, a simply syrup scented with rose water. The gulab jamun sits overnight in this, soaking in the delicate sweetness. Gulab jamun are a delicious treat, and a way to share a bit of Indian culture through food.
Gulab Jamun in India