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Opinions On Gulab Jaamun?

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Chanterelle, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Chanterelle

    Chanterelle New Member

    I have been looking at Indian cooking sites online to get a list of 'must eats' together, and found a picture and brief description of gulab jaamun. I can't really imagine what the texture of the balls is like inside. Anyone tried this and able to feedback? Also, are they teeth achingly sweet?
     
  2. Gulan Jamun are easily my most favorite Indian sweet, even though I don't like sweet foods much. The extent of sweetness varies and depends on the syrup in which the balls are dipped. The syrup is mostly sugar syrup as far as I know. They are very easy to make as well.
     
  3. Elizabetonth

    Elizabetonth Member

    I find that Indian sweets generally have a different sort of sweetness from sweets from the West. They're often not as sweet as, for instance, a meringue, cream, and chocolate concoction from Belgium, but they are sweet in a different way, and also, for me, much more substantial. This makes them more filling, too - I can generally only eat one or two, whereas I can wolf down a bag of M&Ms without giving it a second thought. I'm trying to figure out how to describe the texture. They're soft. Perhaps a little like cookie dough. Definitely worth trying, though, both because they're tasty and they're a staple in India, so it's a good thing to try to get a feeling for Indian favourites, as testified to by @thedeatheater1410!
     
  4. AnnaBanana

    AnnaBanana New Member

    I have tried to make these recently. I think I did fairly well for a first try, and I still have the necessary items to make more. I feel like what I made is probably not equal to what one would find in an authentic Indian Restaurant here in the states, let alone what one would find in India. Making sweets seems to be trickier for me, as I don't really have a baseline to compare my results to. I definitely agree with Elizabeonth, it was not as sweet as I had expected, it is a different kind of sweet.
     

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