Dahi ke Jamun

Hey, did I just reveal the secret ingredient in the title itself ? I guess I did :)

I never knew the guessing games are soooo much fun, its almost addictive :) Thank you all who played along and made it this exciting for me. Most of you thought  the jamuns were made using bread or potato/sweet potato , some even suggested paneer , rice, etc ....but after all those guesses no one could come up with the right ingredient... so its finally on me to announce that the key ingredient is Yogurt ...yes... Dahi (as its know in India).

Hung yogurt kneaded with flour n semolina n soaked in rose syrup... This is a very versatile recipe ...you can also try flavouring your jamuns with Vanilla but I like the traditional taste.If the Jamuns dont cook through till the centre you can make flat patties , like the one you would make for ras malai or cutlets and fry n then soak in syrup. Choice is yours. But overall this is a delightful recipe. 


For Jamuns:

1 C all-purpose flour,
1 C semolina,
1 C yogurt,
1 tbsp. ghee,
a pinch of baking powder,
1/2 tsp. cardamom pdr,
1/2 tsp. nutmeg powder,
oil/ ghee for frying.

For the syrup:

1 C sugar
1/4 C water
1 tbsp. rose water


Cover a colander with muslin or paper towel and let the yogurt drain overnight.

Sift together the flour, semolina, baking pdr, cardamom pdr and nutmeg pdr. Rub in the ghee. Add the hung yogurt and knead well. to a smooth dough. Cover and set aside for atleast 3-4 hrs.

Meanwhile make the syrup. Heat the sugar and water together till you get a single thread consistency. Let it cool slightly and add the rose water.

Heat oil, shape the jamuns and deep fry on medium heat until they turn golden brown. While the jamuns are still hot either soak them in the syrup or just drop in the syrup and take them out immediately.

This sweet treat is being sent to the following events:

Party treats event series of Monthly mingle  hosted by  Saraswathi and started by Meeta

Only Kids delight hosted by Pari  

and Iftaar Moments hosted by Ayeesha.


Guna's kitchen said...

OMG!!!!! u made it from yogurt.. unbelievable... luks yuumy,soft, very tempting , very intresting and innovative recipe.. will tey dis.. tnx 4 sharing

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very interesting, looks so tempting. I was worried that i haven't got any jamuns for the event, not any more.
Thank you so much for sending it to my event:-)

RV said...

Dahi ke jamun. kabhi nahi suna ya dekha. Brilliant idea and looks no different from the regular jamuns. I am sure the flavor will be a great surprise.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Very new and delicious. Thanks for sending it to my event.

Swathi said...

Gulab jamun with yogurt looks yummy.

Hari Chandana said...

Ha ha.. Very innovative. very nice idea dear.. came out perfect.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

Reshmi said...

wow...jamun with yoghurt...the combo z too good..never heard jamun with dahi...love the color..

Mona said...

Using dahi for Jamun is innovative indeed. Will try definitely, jazakallahu khair for sharing.

Priya said...

Woww fantastic, never thought of making jamuns with dahi, great work rahin..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Rahin
Thats a great recipe and will try in next few days for sure. But I must say it still falls under the broad category of Maida ( flour)and Khoya ( solidified milk)Golap jamun...
Once in a while I knead Flour with Dahi to make some sweet paratha ...But the hung curd use is amazing!!
I can get the taste and the texture of this great Golap Jamun..
Will be waiting for more quiz from you and all the bloggies.
Have a nice weekend

Satya said...

wow ,sounds interesting ...those jamuns made from dahi ...gr8 ...looks simply divine...thanks for sharing dear


anjum said...

wow...tht was very innovative rahin...the jamuns look awesome

Rahin said...

Thanks Guna, Ayeesha, RV, Saraswathi, Swathi, Hari, Reshmi, Mona, Priya,Satya, Anjum... its always gud to see u drop by.

Ayeesha n Saraswathi , it was a pleasure to participate in ur exciting events

Thanks Ushnish, may be in the broader sense, but i havent used Khoya a bit! :)Adding dahi to parathas is always gud , makes them soft, hope u have a lovely weekend too !

PranisKitchen said...

thats so grt idea jamun with dahi.. so delicious one.. very innovative

Sayantani said...

am new to your page and amazed to see your array of different recipes. love these dahi ke jamun. never had or made this but trully looking tempting and sooo much like the store bought jamuns. perfect.

Rumana Rawat said...

This is very new to me and it is looking so delicious and tasty:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yogurt is definitely interesting ingredient...Can feel the softness from the picture.

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Guna's kitchen said...

there is award waiting for u in my blog

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow delicious. Never heard that we can make jamuns using yoghurt. First time to your blog. You sure have a yummy space with a nice collection of recipes. Happy to follow you.

Reshmi said...

ohh yummy.. jamun made out of yogurt.. awesome dear!! love to try it once...
first time here and m amazed by this recipe...

Rahin said...

Thanks Prani and Rumana

Welcome to Lazzat...Sayantani, Vasavi, Reshmi... I am glad you dropped by, coz then I too got to know your lovely blogs ...hope to see you more often :)

Hey Deepa n Guna , Thanks a lot for the award you passed on to me, cant wait to show it off ;)

Madhuri Kumar said...

What a novel idea! I must try this as soon as im off my diet ;)
Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked!

Pari said...

Thanks for sharing this. Bookmarked and many thanks for sending it to my event dear. Kids would love eating this.

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

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Rayees said...

wow, rahin bhabi.. looks yummy.., wil try soon.. :)

Amarendra said...

All the recipes are awesome.. especially sweets n desserts.. Hats off to you.. Following your blog..