For The Gulab-Jamuns:
1.1 cup milk powder
2.¼ cup all purpose flour or maida
3.1 tsp oil or ½ tsp ghee
4.a pinch of salt if you want
5.a pinch of baking soda
6.1 to 2 tbsp yogurt
7.A few blanched pistachio or almond slices for garnishing
For The Sugar Syrup:
1.2 cups water
2.1.5 cups sugar
3.3-4 green cardamoms, husked & crushed or powdered
4.A pinch of saffron/kesar if you want
5.1 tsp rose water if you want
A.Preparing The Sugar Solution:
1.Mix water, sugar, cardamom and saffron.
2.Keep this sugar solution on fire and cook till you get a syrup consistency.
3.There should be no thread formation in the sugar solution.
4.Stir in the rose water and keep aside.
B.Preparing The Jamuns:
1.First mix the milk powder, all purpose flour, soda in a bowl.
2.Add oil or ghee and just 1 tbsp of yogurt.
3.Mix and keep on adding little of the yogurt to get a soft sticky mixture.
4.The dough should not be crumbly or dry, if it is then add some yogurt.
5.Make smooth small balls from the dough.
6.Heat the oil and the reduce the flame to low.
7.Add the balls and fry them stirring often to get even color.
8.When they become golden, remove from a slotted spoon and add them to the sugar syrup.
9.Let them soak in the sugar syrup for atleast 1-2 hours.
10.You can be served warm or cold Gulab-Jamuns.