Sooji Gulab Jamun

30-35 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 2


2 cups Milk (दूध)

1 cup Semolina (सुजी)

Few strands Saffron (केसर)

½ tsp Cardamom Powder (इलायची पाउडर)

1 tsp Ghee (घी)

¼ tsp Baking Soda (optional) (खाने का सोडा)

Oil/Ghee for frying (तेल या घी तलने के लिए)


For Sugar Syrup

1½ cups Sugar (चीनी)

1½ cups Water (पानी)

1 tbsp Rose Water (गुलाब जल)


For Garnish

Pista – sliced (पिस्ता)

Fresh Rose Petals (ताजे गुलाब की पंखुड़ियां)



  • In a kadai add milk, let it a little and then slowly add semolina and stir it continuously.
  • Then add saffron, cardamom powder and mix it properly and cook it on medium heat until it becomes doughy.
  • Now remove in a bowl and keep aside to cool down.
  • Once cooled take it on a flat surface and knead it properly until smooth, then apply some ghee, add baking soda then mix all together and from a soft smooth dough.
  • Take small lemon sized portions and give it a cylindrical shape.
  • Once done deep fry them in medium hot oil until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  • Remove and add it in the sugar syrup, let then soak at least for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve chilled and garnish with sliced pista and fresh rose petals.


For Sugar Syrup

  • In a pan add sugar, water and boil it until one string consistency.
  • Remove and let it cool down a little then add rose water and mix everything properly. Keep aside for further use.