Chocolate Gulab Jamuns

One can say sugar stimulates thinking. And one does not even need to be very active, the thoughts simply come when one eats sugary desserts – such strong thoughts that they even generate powerful dreams. In one such sugar induced dream, a chocolate chip in jamun belly was visualized. Follow your dreams. So, chocolate jamuns for a birthday bash were prepared. They were so easy to make, no fussy ingredients or procedures, and cooks right on the stovetop.

My twist in classic jamuns was a hit. Jamuns’ refreshing taste and texture is enhanced, but not overwhelmed, by an excitingly sweet chocolate center. Served with gulab flavored syrup, the jamuns tasted superb. I hope you too try the twist and enjoy this dessert with family and friends during the holiday season.

Chocolate Chip in Jamun Belly
Chocolate Chip in Jamun Belly

Chocolate Gulab Jamuns

Gulab jamun mix
Mini chocolate chips
Sugar
Rose (gulab) syrup

Prepare Jamun Dough: Prepare the jamun dough following the instructions on the box. Add water to jamun mix and make a firm dough. Rest the dough for 15 minutes. Then divide it into small portions and roll each portion into a perfect round using your clean hands.

Add Chocolate Chips: Make a dimple with your finger in each jamun round and add a chocolate chip. Bring the edges together and roll the dough into a smooth round, covering the chip completely. Prepare all jamuns in this way. Place them in a tray and cover.

Prepare Rose Syrup: Add sugar to water and bring to simmer. The ratio I follow is 1:1, for one cup of sugar, one cup of water is added. When sugar dissolves in water completely and starts to simmer, turn off the heat. Stir in few drops of rose(gulab) syrup.

Make Jamuns: Heat oil in a wide skillet and deep fry jamuns to deep burgundy color. Add them to rose flavored sugar syrup. The jamuns soak up the syrup, expand, almost double in size in an hour.

Enjoy: Serve the chocolate jamuns warm or chilled with some rose syrup.

Chocolate Gulab Jamuns
Chocolate Gulab Jamuns ~ for Cheerful Occasion

© Recipe and Photos Copyright 2009 Indira Singari.

15 Comments

  • By Nithya Praveen, December 3, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

    Wow, that’s a great idea. We are so used to the regular almonds/raisins inside the jamuns…this is superb. Looks wonderful, Indira:)

  • By Lakshmi, December 3, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

    slurrpp…I am hungry now. It would be a winner with children :)

  • By Sonia, December 3, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

    Delicious!

  • By Cilantro, December 4, 2009 @ 1:39 am

    Delicious! I am glad you followed your dream.

  • By Madhu, December 4, 2009 @ 1:41 am

    like the chocolates inside jamuns, nice idea…

  • By Ranjan, December 4, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    Indira, sounds delicious. Am in need of sugar fix will try this weekend.

  • By జ్యోతి, December 4, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    WOW!!!..ఇందిరగారు మీ టిప్ బావుంది. గులాబ్ జామూన్ మిక్స్ ఉంది. మీరు చెప్పినట్టు చేస్తాను. ధాంక్స్..

  • By Kay, December 4, 2009 @ 10:09 am

    Indira, that’s a wonderful idea.. The title made me visualize gulab jamuns with a hint of cocoa powder, but this is pure genius! What a surprise it would have been to bite into it and enjoy that molten chocolate. :)

  • By Divya Vikram, December 4, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    Divine!

  • By DK, December 4, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

    Gulab Jamuns! AAh! Jamun enriched dreams are something which I certainly would wish for. I made some last month and posted too although they were the classic version. I will keep this in mind for the next time I make it- I absolutely love jamuns to death but am slightly hesitant about looking like one ;)

  • By Keerthana, December 4, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

    That looks absolutely mouth watering!!! who wouldn’t like chocolate!? and also love the spoon :P

  • By Kunthal, December 6, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    Indira, I made chocolate jamuns with milk chocolate chips. They taste yum with capital O. My kids loved the sweet surprise inside. Thanks for the tasty twist.

    So glad to read that you and family tried and liked these chocolate jamuns, Kunthal. Thanks for letting me know.
    -Indira

  • By Nirmala, December 7, 2009 @ 1:08 am

    mmm lovely idea. I had eaten jamuns stuffed with badam and pista nuts. This is new and very fascinating too Indira!

  • By Madhuram, December 7, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    Like Nirmala, I have heard about the ones with pista inside. This one is a novel idea.

  • By Samta, January 13, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    Wow – thats amazing. I have used dryfruits inside the belly of the gulab jamun but never chocolate. Would surely try this the next time.
    Thanks

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