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Orange Scented Gulab Jamun

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Orange Scented Gulab Jamun
15 min
15 min
Makes 30 servings
Gulab jamun is an Indian dessert of fried dough balls that are soaked in a sweet, sticky sugar syrup. As per tradition, the syrup has a delicate rose flavor. Gulab means 'rose water' and jamun refers to a berry of a similar size and color. Try making this delicious orange scented Gulab Jamun and elevate your next dinner party.

Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can

14 oz. Can


  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Ghee or ground nut oil for frying
  • Toasted coconut

Make It

Step 1

Boil sugar and water together for a few minutes; let cool. Stir in orange extract.

Step 2

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg into a bowl; stir in enough of the sweetened condensed milk to form a soft dough.

Step 3

Shape the dough into small sausages approximately 3/4-inch in length. Fry gently in a skillet with hot ghee or oil. Only fry 3-4 jamuns at a time as they expand during cooking. Do not allow the oil to over heat as the jamuns will cook too quickly on the outside but not be cooked through in the middle.

Step 4

Drain the jamuns on paper towels; place into the orange syrup. Stir gently to coat. Serve hot or cold sprinkled with toasted coconut.

Recipe Notes


One of the top tips for perfect Orange Scented Gulab Jamuns is to make sure you shape the jamuns properly before frying otherwise they could split open. Make sure you grease your hands before rolling them into shape and fry them immediately.

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