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sweet potato gulab jamun
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Sweet potato gulab jamun recipe

Sweet potato gulab jamun recipe, easy to make with simple ingredients - No khoya no milk powder. With step by step pictures for easy learning
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25 Jamuns


  • 2 Sweet potato Yellow variety
  • 1 tablespoon All purpose flour Maida
  • 1 Pinch Cooking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream/ milk
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 1 Cardamom
  • Saffron – Few strands optional


  • Pressure cook / steam the sweet potato without adding water to the sweet potato. I only add water in the cooker and keep the washed, cut sweet potato in a vessel without water inside the vessel.
  • After 3 whistles, Keep aside for 20 mins for cooling down and becoming dry.
  • Peel off the skin, mash and knead with cream/ milk, all purpose flour, salt and sodium bi crab. It should be smooth dough.
  • Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar with water for 8 minutes in medium flame. Add saffron, cardamom and mix well.
  • Mean while roll small equal sized balls out of the dough we prepared.
  • Grease your hands with ghee every time you shape the balls.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, when it is hot, put the flame to low and drop the jamun into it. You can fry few at a time, depending upon the oil you take.
  • Put the flame to medium and keep turning every now and then to ensure even cooking.
  • Once deep golden in colour, drain in paper towel, repeat to finish all the jamuns.
  • Give 2 minutes standing time and then add it to the sugar syrup (Warm/ hot) . See notes for some important things to remember.


  • Give at least 3-4 hours standing time before eating the sweet for best results.
  • Do not add hot jamuns in hot syrup. It will end up in shrunken jamuns. Also more liquid content in the dough will give unshaped jamuns.
  • Adding more cooking soda will make jamun dis-integrate in oil while frying.
  • If you feel the dough is very sticky at any point in case the cream or milk is added more, dont panic, just add more maida.
  • Adding salt is optional, but without salt it will be too sweet. Dont add more than a small pinch.
  • Make sure the sugar syrup is not watery. You can add a drop of rose essence if you like that flavour.
  • If you need cream, then collect little from when you boil milk.