Gulab Jamun With A Chocolate Spin, For A More Decadent Dessert

There are few desserts as beloved in India as gulab jamun. This iconic sweet, made from deep-fried dough balls soaked in sugar syrup, has been a favourite for generations. But what happens when you combine it with another beloved treat - chocolate? The result is nothing short of divine. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the chocolate gulab jamun.

This innovative twist on the classic dessert takes the rich, indulgent flavours of chocolate and combines them with the warm, comforting goodness of gulab jamun. The result is a dessert that is sure to make your taste buds sing.

The recipe for chocolate gulab jamun is actually quite simple. All you need is a few basic ingredients, and you'll be able to whip up this delectable treat in no time.


  • 1 cup khoya (milk solids)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • Milk, as needed
  • Oil or ghee for frying
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • A few saffron strands
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts, for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the khoya, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and ghee. Mix well and knead into a smooth dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little milk at a time until it comes together.
  • Divide the dough into small, equal-sized balls and set them aside.
  • In a separate pan, combine the sugar, water, saffron, and cardamom powder. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a deep pan for frying. When the oil is hot, gently add the dough balls and fry until golden brown. Make sure to turn them over to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove the fried dough balls with a slotted spoon and add them to the sugar syrup. Allow them to soak in the syrup for at least 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and serve warm.