Gulkand Gulab Jamuns

by Kiran on November 1, 2013 · 105 comments

in Desserts, Indian

Sweets.

I can’t and won’t live without it. It’s almost a necessity, especially this time of the year where the “Festival of Lights” is celebrated by lighting clay lamps to signify the triumphant of good against evil.

And the celebration doesn’t stop there.

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Many of my best memories are during my childhood. We grew up into a joint family. An uncle and his family, plus ours all lived under one roof. Every year, Diwali brings back great memories of days leading up to Diwali celebrations.

Each and every one of us had a bunch of responsibilities. From literally scrubbing the house from top to bottom, to baking up a storm and shopping for new fineries — every task is distributed evenly to each member of the household.

And that my friend, is a HUGE PLUS of living in a joint family ;)

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Mom and aunt would slave over hot kitchen stoves night after night baking delicious cookies and preparing a huge menu that leads up to the day of celebration. My sister being the eldest amongst all the children, evenly distribute tasks that needs to be completed before the big day.

From dusting, to cleaning and scrubbing every nook and crannie in the home — there were a ton to complete and we had more than enough hands to do it all.

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Preparations aside, the best of all leading up to the day has to be having our friends over for food and celebration all day long. And during the night, that’s when we unwind from sore and tired muscles by lighting up a ton of oil lamps and firecrackers!

I seriously want to be a kid again just so I could rekindle all Diwali memories from my childhood :)

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In the meantime, I’ll happily lit our home with a ton of oil lamps. Safely, of course.

Tuhanu diwali diyan boht boht vadhaiyan ( ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਦਿਵਾਲੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਬਹੁਤ ਵਧਾਈਆਂ ਹੋਣ ). This is how we greet someone “Happy Diwali” in my ethnic background as a Punjabi :)

From my family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Diwali :)

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Ingredients:

Spiced simple syrup

  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 + 1/4 cups water
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • a few strands of saffron

Jamuns

  • 2 cups khowa/khoya/milk powder
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup thick coconut cream
  • 50/50 ratio of vegetable oil and ghee for frying

Filing

  • 1/3 cup gulkand (rose petal jam)

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, add water and sugar to make simple syrup. Heat the pan on medium. Stir until sugars completely dissolves and syrup gently simmers.
  2. Cook it until syrup slightly begins to thicken. Keep syrup on the lowest heat setting on the stove so that it remains hot. Stir in cardamom pods, rose water and saffron threads.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift milk powder, whole wheat pastry flour and pinch of salt. Add in thick coconut cream and mix everything until combined into a soft dough. You want a dough that is soft and moist. If it’s too dry, add in more coconut cream, but a teaspoon at a time.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a heavy bottomed nonstick saucepan on low. Add enough vegetable oil and ghee for deep frying jamuns.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using thin gloves, prepare gulkand by rolling the thick paste into small balls roughly the size of a pea. Make a whole bunch to chill and firm in the freezer.*
  6. While oil heats, divide dough into equal portions, roughly the size of an average coin. It might be small, but while deep frying and soaking in simple syrup, the jamuns tend to expand.
  7. Roll dough ball between palms. Apply a deep indentation with your thumb to add a frozen piece of gulkand. Gather the sides neatly and make sure to seal the dough so that the filling doesn’t leak out. At this point, you have to work fast in order to avoid melting the gulkand. Apply gentle pressure till the small dough balls are smoothly rounded. Make as many to keep ready for deep frying.
  8. Dough balls should appear smooth and without cracks. If it’s too dry, add a little more coconut cream in the dough.
  9. Make sure the oil is heating on low. Add a few dough balls at a time to avoid over-crowding.
  10. Dough balls would be afloat after a few seconds of frying. Using a strainer, move around the dough balls to lightly brown and evenly cook on all sides.
  11. If dough balls browned too quickly, the oil is too hot. Lower the heat and redo the rest of dough balls.
  12. Remove jamuns to drain on paper towels for 5 minutes. Then transfer it into hot simple syrup to soak for an hour.
  13. Continue frying all dough balls until done. Rotate soaked jamuns with jamuns that are awaiting to be soaked.
  14. Serve jamuns with drizzles of simple syrup, garnish with chopped pistachios and edible flowers.

*Note: This step is important to easily stuff jamuns with sticky gooey gulkand by avoiding a huge mess.

 

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Jamuns has to be one of our favorite Indian sweets. I have a simple recipe that you can find here with a few step-by-step photos, only this year, I wanted a twist. I dreamt indulging into morsels of stuffed jamuns with rose petal jam.

And I did what the Husband says I’m known for — immediately marching into the kitchen and making it happen! Altough the jamuns would be ever so slightly flattened due to the stuffing, it’ll still be melt-in-your-mouth decadence.

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Have a safe and fun Diwali! Let’s overcome evil with the righteousness of divinity, but only attempt it with a fire extinguisher at your disposal. Safety has to come first.

What’s your memories of Diwali? Have you attended any Diwali celebration before?

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1 Rosa November 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Divine and totally irresistible! I love those moody pictures.

Happy Diwali!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Rosa — thanks dear :)

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3 Shema | LifeScoops November 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Happy Diwali to you dear. I was waiting for this post after seeing your instagram… I love gulab jamuns…. yours look truly divine.. Beautiful festive pictures too!!
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4 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Shema — thank you so much and wishing you a very Happy Diwali :)

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5 Helene D'Souza November 1, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Happy Diwali!
Diwali is by far my favorite hindu festival. It feels like Christmas with the lights and people in the markets and I can imagine how wonderful the experience can be in a joint family house. My favorite part is burning the narkasus =P
I always wanted to make gulab jamuns but I never had a reliable recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!
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6 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Happy Diwali Helene! It’s the best time of the year, filled with many celebrations :)

Hope you get to try making jamuns soon!

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7 dixya| food, pleasure, and health November 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM

happy diwali dear. I am drooling at these..
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8 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Dixya — Happy Diwali to you too, my dear :)

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9 Charul @ Tadka Masala November 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Oh my! Now I know what you meant by soon when you said you are gonna indulge in some sweets soon. These gulab-jamuns looks decadent. And Diwali celebrations, I just came back after bursting a whole lot of crackers, the best part of this festival. :)
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10 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Charul — haha, lucky you! i miss playing with fire crackers. gone are the days ;)

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11 sowmya November 1, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Delicious.. you look beautiful kiran.. lovely post .. I love gulkand flavors in gulab jamun. I am gonna try this recipe for this diwali :)
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12 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Sowmya — awww, thanks so much friend. hope you enjoyed these jamuns in Diwali :)

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13 Monica November 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM

I love learning about Diwali – what a wonderful, joyous festival it sounds like. I’m happy you have such beautiful childhood memories surrounding it and that you that you continue to celebrate it now. Happy Diwali! Your sweet treats look divine.
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14 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Monica — thanks friend! like many festivities around the world, there’s still so much to learn about Diwali :)

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15 Ashley - Baker by Nature November 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Happy Diwali! You always make me hungry with your gorgeous photos and creative recipes :)
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16 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Ashley — lol, thanks and Happy Diwali sweetie :)

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17 Ash-foodfashionparty November 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Happy Diwali!! Have a great time.
Love gulab jamun, especially the kaala ones. Can’t live without it, and why should we right?:).
The memories from back home are precious.

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18 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Ash — Happy Diwali! Love kala jamuns!! and yes, we should never ever live without it ;)

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19 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You November 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

My favorite Indian dessert…I am crazy over gulab jamon! What pretty pics, Kiran!
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20 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ November 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Happy Diwali Kiran! Those lights represent a little important part of a celebration I love… I am fascinated by these pictures and the recipe (I am in love with these sweets). I can feel there’s a story beyond your pics and that you enjoyed shooting them.
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21 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Daniela — thanks sweetie and I’m sure you were surrounded with a ton of Diwali celebrations around London :)

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22 Vicky and Ruth November 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I love discovering new foods and traditions. This looks so intriguing to me, love the rose water in the syrup!
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23 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Vicky and Ruth — can never get enough of rose water!

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24 Maria | Pink Patisserie November 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Happy Diwali Kiran! What lovely remembrances of your times with your family. These treats are like nothing I’ve ever seen. So beautiful and that jam!
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25 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Maria — thanks my dear :)

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26 Consuelo @ Honey & Figs November 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Lovely post, lovely photos and lovely little treats!
Never heard about Diwali, but it sounds like a beautiful celebration :)
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27 Kari@Loaves n Dishes November 1, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Oh Kiran, I enjoy these little Indian treats but I’ve never had them with the rose petal jam. I do have an affinity for rose petal anything. I always love your recipes, but this one has me both singing and salivating!
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28 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Kari — awww, thanks love! traditionally, jamuns are made without rose petal jam. but i had to use it as a stuffing, because, who wouldn’t love rose petal jam is insane in my opinion ;)

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29 Tandy | Lavender and Lime November 2, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Happy Diwali :)
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30 Lizzy (Good Things) November 2, 2013 at 3:24 AM

Oh Kiran, your work is such an inspiration! I haven’t eaten gulab jamun for years… not since I had my cooking school and a British born Indian chef came to cook for me. Delicious. And such divine shots!
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31 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Lizzy — thanks so much my dear. you had a cooking school? that’s so inspiring :)

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32 Ina gawne November 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Kiran – your Diwali celebration sounds wonderful! I love all of your gorgeous photos too!
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33 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM

They look irresistible!
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34 cquek November 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Looks like a just found my next yummy breakfast!!

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35 Kiran November 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Cquek — jamuns for breakfast?! love your menu ;)

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36 Karen (Back Road Journal) November 2, 2013 at 1:36 PM

It sounds like a wonderful celebration…I hope you enjoy your Festival of Lights. :)
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37 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Karen — we did. thank you!! :)

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38 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing your Diwali experience and these wonderful jamuns!
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39 Irina @ wandercrush November 2, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Happy Diwali, Kiran! Beautiful photos, too… I sense some leftover Halloween atmosphere.
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40 Honey What's Cooking November 2, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Wow Kiran, I could envision every moment as I read this post, such beautiful memories although I wouldn’t want any of those tasks as a kid. :-) I certainly would enjoy the eating though. And I had no idea you are Punjabi, so am I. That’s great! Yes.. tuhanu Diwali diyan boht boht vadhaiyan.
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41 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Nisha — awww, soul sisters ;)

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42 Medha November 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I love gulabjamuns, they are my weakness! And your pictures are so tempting. I love your twist of stuffing it with rose petal jam.

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43 Coffee and Crumpets November 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Happy Diwali to you and your family Kiran! May you have a blessed holiday filled with family and friends. These gulab jamuns are gorgeous, my favourite desi dessert.

Nazneen
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44 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Thank you so much, Nazneen :)

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45 Needful Things November 3, 2013 at 2:33 AM

Happy Diwali!

I have never had gulab jamuns with gulkand. I love rose-petal jam & I love gulab jamuns. Combining the two seems like a marriage made in heaven!
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46 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Happy Diwali to you too! try this, you’ll never go back to regular jamuns ;)

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47 Carolyn Chan November 3, 2013 at 3:25 AM

Happy Diwali!
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48 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Carolyn — thank you!!

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49 Ameena November 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I remember scrubbing the house from top to bottom when Eid rolled around. LOL. I don’t miss that at all!

The gulab jamuns look amazing.

Happy Diwali Kiran!
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50 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Ameena — lol, thanks friend :)

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51 john@kitchenriffs November 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Happy Diwali! Really super recipe. I’ve had these in restaurants, but never made them. They’re so good! I gotta try these sometime – thanks for this.
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52 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

John — thank you and yes, you have to try this recipe :)

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53 simi November 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

So gorgeous! it looks so festive and I love the picture of you holding the diyas
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54 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Simi — awww, thanks so much :)

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55 Gayathri November 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

my fav….looks delicious..perfect dessert for diwali
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56 carolinaheartstrings November 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

This is a great post. Thanks for sharing such yummy treats.

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57 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I love your pictures, beautiful! I’m swooning at these, they look absolutely delicious!
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58 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker November 4, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Happy Diwali Kiran! I love the moody photos. So creative and stunning! Have a great week my friend!
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59 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Anne — thank you, friend :)

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60 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 4, 2013 at 3:26 AM

Happy Diwali! I’d love to celebrate Diwali one year! :D These gulab jamuns look delectable :D
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61 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Lorraine — thanks sweetie, and yes, join in the festivities!!

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62 Sissi November 4, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Happy Diwali, Kiran! I have never had these sweet treats but they look irresistible.
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63 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Sissi — thank you so much! you need to try this delightful dessert, pronto :)

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64 Sammie November 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Hi Kiran! Happy Diwali!! Wow! Making Indian sweets is definitely not an easy feat! But you seem to do it so well! I would totally gobble these up!
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65 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Hi Sammie! Lol, you are so right about Indian sweets. It’s a huge task, but so worthwhile :)

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66 Amy @ Elephant Eats November 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Happy Diwali, Kiran! What wonderful memories and how fun it must have been to grow up in a house so full of people and love!!! :) I’ve had this dessert at indian restaurants and it’s one of my faves…mmmm!

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67 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Thanks so much, Amy :)

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68 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 4, 2013 at 8:53 PM

My husband just peered over my shoulder, pointed at the screen, and said, “You should make those.” I think he’s right! ;) It’s been way too long since I had gulab jamuns!
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69 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Kiersten — lol, he’s right. make it ASAP!

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70 Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen November 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Wow Kiran – this recipe looks amazing! YUM! And the photography is beautiful!!!! Love the silhouette with the candles. Gorgeous!
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71 Kiran November 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Kristi — thanks so much, sweetie :)

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72 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com November 4, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I’ve never seen a dessert like this but it looks amazing – pinning it! Love the photo of you in the dark behind the candles – just gorgeous and so artsy! :)
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73 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Julia — awww, thanks so so much friend :)

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74 Lisa H. November 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM

One thing I miss, is to celebrate all festivals…and all the yummy ‘special’ festivity food
Your photos are gorgeous :D
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75 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Lisa — me too! from diwali, to gong xi fa cai and hari raya…. all delicious and fun festivities are dearly missed.

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76 Mallika November 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Kiran, “Tonhu Diwali ki lakh lakh vadhaaiyan !!!” from our Punjabi household to yours :) Wish you a fabulous Diwali and tons of Happiness!!! We too made Jamuns and Matthi this Diwali. Your Gulkand Jamuns look so delicious. So soft and sinfully good. Love your dark shots :)
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77 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Mallika — thanks and Happy Diwali to you too :)

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78 Katerina November 5, 2013 at 6:20 AM

Happy Diwali to you and your family Kiran! These little sweet treats are the best way to celebrate! Food always unites people!
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79 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Katerina — thanks so much, sweet friend :)

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80 Amy (Savory Moments) November 5, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Happy Diwali!! These look so pretty – what lovely photos!
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81 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:35 AM

Thanks Amy :)

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82 Kelly November 5, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Happy Diwali Kiran! This is such a great post, thanks for sharing such wonderful childhood memories with us. These desserts look wonderful and I love how gorgeous these photos are :)

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83 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Thank you so much, Kelly :)

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84 Mr. & Mrs. P November 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

One of Mr. P’s coworkers brought these to a company party and they were delicious!!!! Beautiful photos!!!
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85 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Christy — thank you and yes, this is perfect party dessert :)

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86 Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style November 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I always love hearing about your childhood experiences with food, Kiran. They were so different from mine, but the same love is there. These look wonderfully sweet and comforting. Thanks for sharing!
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87 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Viviane — thank you so much, friend. it’s always nice to read and learn of childhood memories that is different for everyone :)

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88 Rekha November 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Wow such wonderful pictures.. are they with you new lens Kiran?! Awesome!
Yes wish I could also go back to good old childhood days.. I think its during these festivals that we miss it all the more.. The Jamuns looks delicious and my all time favorite
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89 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Rekha — thanks so much! and no, this was not taken with the new lens. it’s taken with my one and only favorite lens thus far — the 50mm 1.4 nikon lens :)

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90 laurasmess November 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Gorgeous post Kiran!!! Amazing photos… I love the fact that we get to see your beautiful face in there too! I love gulab jamun. I’ve never made them myself but they are a necessity whenever I go out to a good Indian restaurant (emphasis on GOOD restaurant, as I have had some really bad renditions of this dish in my time). Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe. I’ve missed so much, life has been so busy recently! Just catching up on your amazing posts xx
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91 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Laura — welcome back, sweet friend :)

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92 Asmita November 6, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Happy Diwali and a prosperous New year!
Those jamuns are calling out to me. Delicious!!!
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93 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Asmita — thank you and a very Happy Diwali to you too :)

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94 Deepa@onesmallpot November 6, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Beautiful memories and gorgeous pics as always.
Happy Diwali (belatedly) to you and your family!
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95 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Deepa — thank you and same to you :)

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96 easyfoodsmith November 7, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Love gulab jamuns and the gulkand twist is so yum!!
Hoping you had a wonderful time with your family on Diwali :-)
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97 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Thanks Taruna and hope you had a great Diwali with the family :)

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98 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 7, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Happy Diwali to you, Kiran! You look gorgeous – oh I love that picture of you with the candles!! I wish to try your gulab jamuns, looks delicious!
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99 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Thank you so much, Nami!! And I love your new head shots. You are so pretty :)

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100 Marly November 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Love roses this time of year when they’re dried out like that. Yummy recipe too!
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101 Kiran November 8, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Marly — thank you :)

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102 Sophie November 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM

I hope you spent a lovely Diwali, dear Kiran! What tasty treats you made!They look very appetizing! :)
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103 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 5:34 AM

Thanks Sophie :) xo

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104 Yasmeen | Wandering Spice November 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Kiran, can you come live with me? Can I adopt you somehow, so I can learn firsthand how to make all these amazing treats? Gulab jamun is the death of me, definitely on my list of things I could eat everyday without fatigue. Yours look beautiful and the moody photographs are brilliant.
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105 Kiran November 14, 2013 at 5:43 AM

Yasmeen — haha! i’m sure we can work something out ;)

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