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bread gulab jamun recipe

soft and tasty gulab jamuns made with bread. the taste of these gulab jamuns are similar to a soft bread pudding.

5 from 4 votes
total time:
30minutes

bread gulab jamun recipe with step by step pics. as the name suggests these soft and tasty gulab jamuns are made with bread. the taste of these gulab jamuns are similar to a soft bread pudding.

bread gulab jamun recipe

making bread gulab jamuns comes in handy when you do not have khoya or milk powder. the best gulab jamuns are made with khoya, but there are alternatives like bread which do come to rescue if you do not get khoya or mawa. however you cannot compare them with the taste of traditional gulab jamun. they more taste like a soft and sweet bread pudding.

i have already shared some versions of gulab jamun recipes like:

  1. gulab jamun recipe (traditional method with khoya)
  2. sweet potato gulab jamun
  3. sukha (dry) gulab jamun
  4. kala jamun

you can serve bread gulab jamuns as a dessert after meal. while serving garnish with some sliced pistachios or almonds .

if you are looking for more diwali sweets recipes then do check:

bread gulab jamun recipe
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bread gulab jamun

soft and tasty gulab jamuns made with bread. the taste of these gulab jamuns are similar to a soft bread pudding.
course sweets
cuisine north indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 9 jamuns
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for grinding bread

  • 6 slices of small bread OR 1.5 cups tightly packed bread crumbs OR 190 grams bread
  • 3 green cardamoms

for sugar syrup

  • 1 cup sugar OR 200 grams sugar
  • ½ cup water OR 250 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon rose water

other ingredients for bread gulab jamun

  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk for binding
  • oil for deep frying, as required
  • 10 to 12 pistachios (pista) - optional

how to make bread gulab jamun

making bread gulab jamun dough

  1. take 6 slices of small bread and break them. add in a grinder jar. you can use whole wheat, brown bread or white bread. 

  2. add seeds from 3 green cardamoms.

  3. grind to a fine texture.

  4. now take the ground bread in a mixing bowl or pan.

  5. add 5 to 6 tablespoons milk in parts.

  6. begin to mix and bring the mixture together. add milk as required. overall i used 6 tablespoons of milk. you can add 5 to 6 tablespoons of milk depending on the type of bread used.

  7. just bring the whole mixture together so that it binds well. do not knead. cover and keep aside. if you knead then the jamuns will become hard. 

  8. now pinch small or medium sized balls from the dough. flatten them gently.

  9. place a few sliced or chopped pistachios in the center. you can also use sliced almonds or cashews or raisins. the stuffing part with dry fruits is optional and you can skip this step.

  10. bring the edges together. join and seal them at the center.

  11. gently roll to form a neat ball. prepare all the jamuns this way. cover and keep aside. do not apply too much pressure when rolling into balls. 

making sugar syrup

  1. in another pan take 1 cup sugar (200 grams) and ½ cup water. 

  2. keep the pan on a low flame. stir so that all the sugar melts.

  3. on a low to medium flame cook the sugar syrup. stir occasionally.

  4. cook the syrup till you get a half-string consistency in it. the syrup should feel sticky and not watery. if the syrup is watery, then the bread jamuns will break after soaking the syrup.

  5. switch off the flame and add 1 tablespoon rose water. mix well and keep aside. to prevent crystallisation you can add a few drops of lemon juice. in case the syrup crystallises later, then just add little water and heat it again. stir so that the crystals break. just heat and do not boil.

frying bread gulab jamun

  1. now heat oil for deep frying in a kadai. add a tiny piece of the dough and check the oil temperature. if the dough comes up gradually and steadily, the oil is ready for frying. if it stays at the bottom of the oil, the oil needs to be heated more. if it comes up too quickly, then the oil is too hot for frying. so lower the flame.

  2. gently place the jamun balls in the oil, fry at a low-medium to medium flame. add the gulab jamuns for frying as per the pan size. do not overcrowd the pan or kadai.

  3. only when the gulab jamuns have become pale golden, then turn them. use a butter knife or a wooden spoon while turning them as with a steel slotted spoon, they can break.

  4. keep on turning and rotating them often for even frying.

  5. fry till the bread gulab jamuns turn golden.

  6. then remove with a slotted spoon. place them on kitchen paper towels.

  7. the sugar syrup should be hot or warm when you add the gulab jamuns in it.

  8. after a few seconds when the jamuns are still hot, place them in the sugar syrup. gently shake the pan or with a spoon pour the sugar syrup on top of the gulab jamuns or turn over each gulab jamun after a few minutes. fry the remaining bread gulab jamuns and then place them in the sugar syrup for soaking for a couple of hours. 

  9. an optional step - to make the bread gulab jamuns more soft and juicy, keep the gulab jamuns along with the sugar syrup on a low flame. just gently heat the syrup. do not boil. then cover and let the bread gulab jamuns soak the syrup for about a couple of hour. later you can refrigerate.

  10. serve bread gulab jamuns garnished with some sliced pistachios or almonds.

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how to make bread gulab jamun

making bread dough:

1. take 6 slices of small bread and break them. add in a grinder jar. you can use whole wheat bread or brown bread or white bread. i used whole wheat bread.

bread to make bread gulab jamun recipe

2. add seeds from 3 green cardamoms.

bread to make bread gulab jamun recipe

3. grind to a fine texture.

bread to make bread gulab jamun recipe

4. now take the ground bread in a mixing bowl or pan. add 5 to 6 tablespoons milk in parts.

bread to make bread gulab jamun recipe

5. begin to mix and bring the mixture together. add milk as required. overall i used 6 tablespoons of milk. you can add 5 to 6 tablespoons of milk depending on the type of bread used.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

6. just bring the whole mixture together so that it binds well. do not knead as then the jamuns become hard. cover and keep aside.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

7. now pinch small or medium sized balls from the dough. flatten them.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

8. place a few sliced or chopped pistachios in the center. you can also use sliced almonds or cashews or raisins. the stuffing part with dry fruits is optional and you can skip this step.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

9. bring the edges together. join and seal them at the center.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

10. gently and lightly roll to form a neat ball. do not roll with too much pressure. i made medium sized bread gulab jamuns. you can make small too.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

11. prepare all the jamuns this way. keep aside. cover and keep aside.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

making sugar syrup for bread gulab jamuns

12. in another pan take 1 cup sugar (200 grams) and ½ cup water

making bread gulab jamun recipe

13. keep the pan on a low flame.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

14. stir well so that all the sugar melts.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

15. on a low to medium flame cook the sugar syrup. stir occasionally.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

16. cook the syrup till you get a half-string consistency in it. the syrup should feel sticky and not watery. if the syrup is watery, then the bread jamuns will break after soaking the syrup.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

17. switch off the flame and add 1 tablespoon rose water. mix well and keep aside. to prevent crystallization you can add a few drops of lemon juice. in case the syrup crystallizes later, then just add little water and heat it again. stir so that the crystals break. just heat and do not boil.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

frying bread gulab jamun

18. now heat oil for deep frying in a kadai. add a tiny piece of the dough and check the oil temperature. if the dough comes up gradually and steadily, the oil is ready for frying gulab jamuns. if it stays at the bottom of the oil, the oil needs to be heated more. if it comes up too quickly, then the oil is too hot for frying. so lower the flame.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

19. gently place the balls in the oil, fry at a low-medium to medium flame. add the gulab jamuns for frying as per the pan size. do not overcrowd the pan or kadai.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

20. only when the gulab jamuns have become pale golden, then turn them. use a butter knife or a wooden spoon while turning them as with a steel slotted spoon, they can break.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

21. keep on turning & rotating them often for even frying.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

22. fry till the bread gulab jamuns turn golden.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

23. then remove with a slotted spoon.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

24. place them on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

making bread gulab jamun recipe

25. after a few seconds when the jamuns are still hot, place them in the sugar syrup. gently shake the pan or with a spoon pour the sugar syrup on top of the gulab jamuns or turn over each gulab jamun after a few minutes. fry the remaining bread gulab jamuns and then keep them in the sugar syrup for soaking for a couple of hours. also the sugar syrup should be hot or warm when you add the jamuns in it.

bread gulab jamun recipe

an optional stepto make the bread gulab jamuns more soft and juicy, keep the jamuns along with the sugar syrup on a low flame. just gently heat the syrup. do not boil. then cover and let the bread gulab jamuns soak the syrup for about a couple of hours. later you can refrigerate.

bread gulab jamun recipe

27. serve bread gulab jamuns garnished with some sliced pistachios or almonds. for more tasty bread snacks recipes you can check this collection of 22 bread snacks recipes.

bread gulab jamun recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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2 comments/reviews

  1. Hello ji, your recipe was very nice I like it very much. Very handy when you don’t have any khoa available. One question if I have paneer available but not khoa, is it possible to add paneer to this recipe along with the bread? If so please let me know how much paneer and bread I should use.

    • thanks. you can add some paneer. so in this recipe you can add about 1/4th to 1/3 cup grated paneer. bread can be the same as mentioned in the recipe.

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