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Monday, June 18, 2012

Choco Surprise Gulab Jamun

It was father's day yesterday and I wanted to make something special for 2 wonderful dads in my life - My dad and My Hubby. 
My dad is and has always been a supportive, understanding father. He might be a little quiet on outside but as one knows and understands him better, he is the most sweetest and supportive dad inside. I could understand his innermost sweetness only when I myself became a parent. These gulab jamuns are just like him, sweetest emotions locked deep inside within him.
Another wonderful dad in my life is my hubby. When I met this wonderful guy (now my hubby) few years back, I knew somewhere deep down that he would be a wonderful father. And he certainly has been a wonderful, playful father to our kiddo all these years.
These choco surprise gulab jamuns are just perfect for these wonderful, perfect fathers in my life.

Choco Surprise Gulab jamun
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun

Choco Surprise Gulab Jamun - Recipe
Gulab jamun mix - 1 packet (100 gms)
Milk - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - 2 - 3 pinches
Rose essence - 2 -3 drops
Saffron - 1 pinch (optional)
Dark chocolate bar - 2-3 tablespoons (grated)
Cocoa powder - 1 tablespoon
Oil for deep frying

1. To make sugar syrup, boil 3 cups of water with 2 cups of sugar. When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer. Let all the sugar dissolve and boil until the water is reduced to almost 2 cups to get nice thick syrup. This gets thicker when cold, so if you want a thinner consistency, boil it only for 10-15 minutes.
2. While the water is boiling, add cardamom powder, saffron and rose essence. Keep aside the sugar syrup.
3. Out of 100 gms packet of gulab jamun mix, take 1/4 cup of the mix in a bowl. Add cocoa powder to it.
Gulab jamun mix, cocoa powder and milk
Gulab jamun mix, cocoa powder and milk
4. Gradually add almost 2-3 tablespoons of milk to make it into a soft dough (almost like a chapati, but softer)
5. Now, take the rest of the gulab jamun mix and gradually add almost 3-4 tablespoons of milk to it to make into a soft dough.
6. Take a small piece of chocolate mixed gulab jamun dough. Flatten it a bit with hand and stuff it with almost 1/8 teaspoon of grated dark chocolate. Roll it into a small ball with the help of some ghee to grease your palms.(just like a small laddoo) Make sure you seal the grated chocolate properly.


Chocolate center gulab jamun balls
Chocolate center gulab jamun balls


Chocolate center gulab jamun balls
Chocolate center gulab jamun balls

7. Now take a bigger portion of the white mixed gulab jamun dough, flatten that and stuff with this chocolate mixed ball. Roll this whole thing into a ball. Make sure that you seal the outer white layer properly or the jamuns will crack open in oil.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all the gulab jamuns.
9. Heat oil in a kadhai or a pan. (Be careful here, as the jamuns get browned quickly, keep the heat low) Fry gulab jamuns on a low heat.
Fry the jamuns
Fry the jamuns
Fried jamuns
Fried jamuns

10. Add the fried jamuns to the sugar syrup. The syrup should be hot here. If its not, you will need to reheat it.
11. Let the jamuns soak up the sugar syrup before serving. The jamuns might increase in size after soaking up in syrup, so use a larger container.
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun

Some variations:
1. You can add grated milk or white chocolate instead of the dark one.
2. While serving sprinkle some grated chocolate on the top of the jamuns.


Choco Surprise Gulab jamun
Choco Surprise Gulab jamun

42 comments:

  1. very yummy and awesome.. nice twist to gulab jamun..

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  2. superb idea.. I bet it tasted yumm

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    1. Yes Renuka. Everyone loved it. It was a surprise chocolate and jamun party in the mouth.

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  3. Sooooo tempting and mouthwatering.

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  4. This is such a brilliant idea! Looks divine!

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  5. so mouthwatering. love that chocolate inside

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  6. This looks so delicious and inviting....so innovative!

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  7. so yummy.... very nice idea....

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  8. Lovely surprise,cutee ones..Made perfect,Meghana:-)

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  9. Best innovative gulab jamuns !loved your Idea..looks so delicious and soft.

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  10. Wow superb recipe dear!! Really liked the surprise :)

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  11. A choco-gulab jamun. Innovative. And a lovely surprise!

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  12. Choco inside is a really surprise...Looks nice


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  13. wow...very interesting n innovative recipe, choco jamum looks very delicious n tempting...well made!!
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  14. This looks quite interesting. its a lot of work... i am not sure if I am made for it.. great effort from your side

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  15. Tempting and Chocolaty :)

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  16. Lovely looking gulab jamuns!!Love the chocolate idea inside :)

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  17. Wow this juicy jamuns rocks.

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  18. Looks delicious!

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  19. Looks yummy. You have a nice space dear. Glad to follow you.

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  20. Delicious recipe, Meg! Goes straight to my heart :)

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  21. Its really mouth watering n delicious!!
    Nice innovative n gr8 idea dear..

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  22. Innovative recipes, jamuns looks so yummy.

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  23. Wow great idea!looks so tempting.

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  24. This looks VERY good, I'm sure they both enjoyed it! Happy fathers day!

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  25. Hi Meg,
    Thanks for visiting my space. You have a lovely blog. Love the idea of chocolate filled gulab jamun centre....I am sure the fathers you made this for, loved it :-) Your new follower, Suchi

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  26. Super tempting dish & great idea of adding chocolate. Really superb :)

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  27. Very innovative! Excellent work done here. I like your blog:)

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  28. Thanks for wonderful blog.
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  29. Wow, I can imagine the taste of the chocolate in the gulab jamoon. Double surprise.

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  30. looks so yummy , love the addition of chocolate. First time here. loved your space. glad to follow you dear :)

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  31. wow so innovative..that's so delicious, feel like stealing one from ur pics..

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  32. That is like double treat... very innovative!

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  33. Wow..would definetely love to try this once - chocolate in any form is welcome for me

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