How To Make Gulab Jamun Without Khoya At Home During Lockdown (Recipe Inside)

You can make soft and spongy gulab jamun without khoya.


  • Gulab Jamun is one of the oldest and most popular Indian desserts.
  • Khoya is the main ingredient used for making gulab jamun.
  • If you don’t have khoya, you can still make gulab jamun with this recipe

The classic pillowy gulab jamun is enough to leave our sweet cravings satisfied. Gulan jamun is the one of the oldest and the most popular Indian desserts we have relished growing up. Be it a wedding celebration or a religious ceremony, gulab jamun is the most preferred sweet of all times. Fried khoya and flour balls dunked in dense sugar syrup just fill our mouth with sweetness and our heart with joy. All thanks to khoya, it is smooth and creamy too. There’s no doubt that khoya or mawa is the star ingredient of gulab jamun, but it’s not an indispensable part of the cooking process.

Yes, all of you wanting to make gulab jamun at home during lockdown but are not able to find khoya anywhere, we have a solution for you. We dug out a recipe of gulab jamun that can be made with milk power instead of khoya. You can easily get milk powder from your local grocery store and even online market stores. So, don’t wait for the lockdown to get over to enjoy those melt-in-mouth gulab jamun dripping with sweetness. Make them at home right away without the requirement of khoya.

(Also Read: How To Make Halwai-Style Gulab Jamuns At Home )


Khoya adds creaminess to desserts.

Here’s The Step-By-Step Recipe Of Gulab Jamun Without Khoya:

Servings – 5-6 gulab jamuns

Ingredients –

1 tbsp milk

3 tbsp milk powder

Half cup sugar

Half tbsp. maida (all-purpose flour)

Half teaspoon cardamom powder

1 cup water

A pinch of baking soda

Half tbsp. ghee

Method –

Step 1- Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar and cardamom powder in 1 cup water. Add more water, if required. Boil on medium flame till it attains a thick syrupy texture.

Step 2 – Combine maida, baking soda and milk powder in a bowl. Mix well.

Step 3 – Add half tbsp. ghee and mix.

Step 4 – Now add milk and mix again.

Step 5 – Knead a light dough of the mixture. Make sure the dough is light and soft.

Step 6 – Grease your palms with oil and divide the dough into small balls.

Step 7 – Deep fry the gulab jamuns till they turn golden brown and dip them in the sugar syrup.

If you keep the gulab jamuns dipped in sugar syrup for a couple of hours before serving, you’ll get moist and squishy gulab jamun as they would have absorbed the syrup properly. Follow this recipe and enjoy your lockdown dessert of yummy homemade gulab jamun.

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