Gulab Jamun ki Sabzi Recipe

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Gulab Jamun Ki sabzi is one of the most innovative recipes I have come across. This has its roots from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This recipe is adapted from an Indian Food channel. As soon as I heard Chef Ajay Chopra telling the recipe name it made me all curious and excited to try my hands on and with a BIG yes it was a success. Sunil loved it and asked me to include it in our veg menu ๐Ÿ™‚

Gulab Jamun ki Sabzi and Rasgulle ki sabzis are long forgotten ! This amazing recipe is made up using a popular dish Gulab jamoon. The fried gulab jamoons are dipped in a tangy and creamy gravy and served along with any flatbread or rice. I presume Rasgulle ki Sabzi also follows the same procedure of dipping the cooked chenna into spicy tomato gravy. I haven’t tried it though ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients:

For Gulab Jamun Kofta :

Khoya/mawa ย (evaporated milk) – 200gms

Paneer/cottage cheese – 150gms (grated)

All purpose flour/Maida – 2tbsp

Semolina (fine) – 1tbsp

Baking powder – 1/4tsp

Milk – 2 tbsp

Pinch of salt

Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp

Oil + ghee for frying

For Gravy :ย 

Onion – 2 medium (Chopped)

Tomato – 2 medium (chopped)

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

Green chillies – 3 (slit)

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Fennel Seeds/Saunf – 1/4 tsp

Bay leaf – 1

Cardamom – 3

Cloves – 2

Cinnamon stick – 1″

Nutmeg – a very small pinch (grated)

Cashews – a handful

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp ( i used Kashmiri lal mirch)

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 5 tbsp

Method:

Part 1 : Making Gulab Jamun Kofta

Part 2 : Making gravy and addingย koftas

Part 1 : Making Gulab Jamun Kofta

  1. Take a clean dry bowl, add soft khova, cardamom powder,paneer and a pinch of salt (very little). Mix both of them together till well combined.
  2. Add 2tbsp of milk, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 tbsp Maida and a tbsp of semolina. Continue mixing and knead this gently. Not too hard, else the jamoons don’t fluff
  3. Grease this dough. Keep this aside covered for five minutes.
  4. Now apply ghee to your palm and make small balls. Fry this in oil + ghee till golden brown.
  5. Drain and set them aside till next

Part 2: Making Gravy

  1. In a kadhai/Pan, add 5 tbsp oil and allow it to heat
  2. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and allow them to splutter
  3. Add chopped onions and saute for few minutes
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears
  5. Add green chillies and chopped tomatoes
  6. Fry till oil separates and tomatoes turn mushy
  7. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder
  8. Fry for few minutes and turn off the gas burner
  9. Let it cool
  10. Once it cools down, transfer it into a mixer jar along with a handful of cashews and grind to a smooth paste
  11. Now transfer it into the same kadhai/pan and add 1/4 cup water
  12. Cover and bring this to boil
  13. Add the deep-fried koftas into the gravy and cook for few minutes
  14. Add grated nutmeg to this and stir
  15. Add a pinchย garam masala powder if you wish to.
  16. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well
  17. Turn off the flame and serve it hot with chapathis or plain rice

Tips:

  • You can keep the koftas separately and the last step 13-17 can be done just before you serve ๐Ÿ™‚
  • You can also add some jeera seeds and finely chopped ginger and green chillies to the gulab jamun kofta dough to make it more spicy.
  • In the final step, you can also add dried kasuri methi which will give more flavour and aroma.
  • You can also add few tbsp of fresh cream in step 14 to make it more rich in taste.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. skd says:

    Yes I heard it some where too. I forgot about it completely. Thanks for reminding and sharing the recipe Neetu.

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    1. Pleasure is all mine ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Pia says:

    WoW! interesting recipe Neetu never heard of it before but looks soo delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ Will surely give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Please do dear ๐Ÿ™‚ it tastes yum

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  3. Amazing Idea and recipe…Never heard of it..Will surely try this..Loved it !!

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    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜‰ let me know how u got on ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Ya sure I will let you know definitely..

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  4. Megala says:

    Interesting idea!

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

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