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Sugar syrup for gulab jamun

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Over night
  • Easy
  • Makes Enough for 18-20
Sugar syrup for Indian cake


  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 4 - 5 Cardamom
  • few drops of lemon
  • Few strands of kesar


  • STEP 1
    The syrup should be made earlier than cake and kept warm. To make the hot sugar syrup add mix the 2 cups of sugar to 2 cup of water. Add 4-5 cardamom pods, slightly crushed and a few strands of "Kesar". Mix with a spoon and then heat at medium heat for 5-10 minutes until sugar is all dissolved in water. Do not overheat, that will caramelize the sugar. Add few drops of lemon this will ensure that once syrup cools down it does not solidify.
  • STEP 2
    Transfer this hot syrup into a serving dish. Keep it warm on stove. Add the fried gulab jamuns directly into the syrup .Leave gulab jamun balls in sugar syrup overnight for best results. They can be served warm or at room temperature.

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