Gulab jaman is a milk-solids-based dessert, popular in countries of South Asia such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In Nepal, it is widely known as lal mohan. They are syrup soaked donut balls, excellent when served with ice cream.


1/2 cup of milk powder
1 teaspoon plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon semolina
1 tablespoon ghee
Milk (as required)

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon rose water
A few strands of saffron
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom seed
Oil for frying


Grind the skimmed milk powder into fine powder
Add teh dry ingredients and mix
Add warm melted ghee and mix
Add luke warm milk slowley to ensure soft dough
Allow to sit for 15 min
Produce small balls around 3/4″
Heat oil to a temp that ensures gentle slow fry until golden brown

Heat all the ingredients together until the sugar has disolved
Add the dough balls and leave for 1 hour until they grow in size and absorb some of the syrup