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Gulab Jamuns

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Nik Sharma

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Gulab jamuns occupy a very popular position in the large family of Indian desserts. I suspect their popularity stems from their simple yet marvelous construction: little, fried balls of a milk-based dough that are soaked in a syrup scented with green cardamom, saffron, rose water, and other spices, served warm or at room temperature. The floral, fruity quality of the syrup is particularly important; “gulab jamun” literally translates to “rose water” and “black plum” (a type of Indian fruit).

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