Gluten free gulab jamuns? Low fat milk jamuns? Possible??? Oh yes!! This recipe and pic has been sent to me by my dear friend Elodia Lopez whos spanish and loves our indian food and culture! She made these gluten free gulab jamuns and gave it her own very touch by adding some distinctive flavors.  She has used my saffron to make this dish.  I yet have to try this recipe out in my home.
This recipe will be a boon for those who have a gluten allergy.
1 cup (125 grams) of skimmed milk powder
2.5 tablespoons of corn starch or corn flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
3.5 tablespoons or a lil less of coconut flavoured thick yougurt or natural yogurt (please put the yogurt in a cloth for an hour and remove all the water from it)
1.5 teaspoons of ghee (clarified butter) or butter and a little extra to smear on your hands
Oil as needed for deep frying
For the syrup : 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, a pinch of Nitu Didi pure saffron, cardamom pods or cinnamon sticks
Put the milk powder in a bowl with the cornstarch and baking powder and mix well. Add the ghee/butter and the yogurt bit by bit and knead into a smooth dough. Knead well till its smooth and not sticky. Keep covered for half an hour and then make balls.
In the meantime while the dough is resting make the syrup by boiling the sugar and water together with Nitu Didi Pure Spanish Saffron and the cardamom or cinnamon (use whichever you like for flavor). Boil it for five minutes and then take it off the heat.
Heat the oil for a few mintues on low heat for deep frying. Make balls out of the dough and make sure they have no cracks in them and each ball (about the size of a marble or slightly bigger) is smooth in surface. This is only possible if you knead your dough well.
Fry them on slow fire so they cook slowly and that way are soft inside. Once fried put them into the syrup and let them soak for an hour.
Here your lovely gluten free gulab jamuns are ready!!
You can use even a vanilla flavored yogurt for this… its just trying different flavors and experimenting
You can omit the cinnamon and use rose essence in the end.
You can garnish it with chopped nuts of your choice or roll each gulab jamun in dessicated coconut.
If you dont want a gluten free recipe just replace the cornflour with white flour
To buy Nitu Didi saffron send an email to
Thank you Elodia for such a wonderful recipe .

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  1. Estas bolitas tienen que estar verdaderamente deliciosas.

  2. nituchugani says: que son!!! un dulce muy tipìco de la india 🙂

  3. Sunshine says:

    Thank you for this GF recipe. I will be trying this out today 🙂

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