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Gulab jamun
Simple fried dough and sweet syrup is a delightful treat.
Simple fried dough and sweet syrup is a delightful treat.

Very popular in India, gulab jamun are little balls of fried dough soaked in sugar syrup. The dough is made with khoya, which is thickened fresh milk. Sometimes flour is added to the dough to make it easier to roll into balls. The sugar syrup is usually flavored with cardamom and rosewater, but is sometimes paired with saffron or honey. Gulab jamun grew out of an Arabic dessert called Luqmat Al-Qadi. Traditionally, gulab jamun is served at festivals or celebrations like weddings.


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