Bread jamun with almond raisin stuffing

Written by: 7aum Suvai

Gulab jamun is a popular sweet prepared all over India. Since i had leftover bread, i thought of preparing some sweet with it. So prepared bread jamun with stuffed almonds and raisins to add some richness to the sweet. It came out well and here comes the recipe.

Bread jamun

Ingredients:

      • 8 nos – Bread ( i used whole wheat bread)
      • 1 cup + 4 tbsp – Milk  (boiled and cooled)
      • 1 cup – Sugar
      • 1 cup – water
      • 2 nos – Cardamom seeds
      • 1 pinch – Saffron (optional)
      • 1 tsp – Ghee
      • Oil for deep frying
      • Chopped almonds for garnishing.

For stuffing:

      • 4 tbsp – Almonds (chopped finely)
      • 4 tbsp – Raisin (chopped finely)

Bread jamun process

Preparation method:

  1. In a small bowl, mix chopped almonds and raisins, set it aside.
  2. Trim the edges of the bread and dip them in milk. Squeeze off milk completely from the bread and pulse it few times in a mixie so that there are no lumps. Do not grind it completely.
  3. Transfer it in a mixing bowl and add ghee, knead it like a dough. Now make small balls out of the dough.
  4. Take one ball, flatten it like you see in the picture and stuff it with 1/4 tsp of almond raisin mix and bring them together, make a round ball again. Make sure the stuffing does not come out.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, fry balls over low flame until they are golden brown in color. Do not over cook. Remove from fire and place it to a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  6. Meanwhile, make a simple syrup by adding water and sugar. Let the sugar melt completely. Now add the cardamom and saffron (optional) and simmer for 5 more minutes or until it is sticky. Switch off the stove. 
  7. Add the fried balls to the lukewarm sugar syrup. Make sure they are completely immersed in the syrup. Let it sit for at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with chopped almonds while serving.

Bread jamun

Notes:

  • While frying balls, keep flame in low always, If not then the inner portion of the balls may not be cooked properly.
  • Do not boil the sugar syrup too much, otherwise the sugar syrup tends to crystallize. Once the sugar dissolves in water, allow them to cook until it is slightly sticky not too sticky.
  • Do not add fried balls immediately in hot sugar syrup. Allow them to rest for at least five minutes before putting them in the sugar syrup.
  • I used whole wheat whole grain bread so the fried balls may be less brown than the jamun made out of white bread.

Bread jamun

15 comments:

  1. wow what a tempting jamuns using bread....look so delicious...

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  2. Looks very delicious. I m not a fan of bready desserts but i think i ll give this one a try

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  3. wow wow bread jamun is killing me :) you have tempted me dear .. they look super delicious !!

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  4. wow!! so so soo tempting jamuns..very innovative of you to try out this with bread..kudos!

    have a nice day n tc..
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  5. wow very very tempting jamun and great look...

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  6. interesting.. Never tried before.. looks perfect

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  7. Perfect Jamuns :) Wish to try out these

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  8. OMG, perfect looking jamuns, love the hidden almonds and raisins... simply superb...

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  9. Wow, looks so perfect.. Great idea & a lovely outcome !

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  10. Perfectly made jamuns,looks delicious and tempting..

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  11. Great use of bread ! nice jamuns..

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  12. Wonderful idea bread jamuns with nuts. Very healthy and yumm.

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  13. Love ur brilliant idea of stuffing the usual bread jamuns..delicious.

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  14. Loved ur brilliant idea of stuffing the usual bread jamuns, delicious!!

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