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Best of Intentions for Gulab Jamun #SundayFunday


Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. This week, Mayuri's Jikoni is hosting a Diwali Party. 

Diwali is the Festival of Lights, arguably India's most important holiday of the year. The festival's name comes from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that wards off spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians though it has grown to encompass non-Hindu communities as well.

Here's the #SundayFunday line-up of creations....

Gulab Jamun

My boys have loved this dessert since the first time they tried it. I have collected recipes from my Indian friends throughout the years; and I even bought the milk powder that was listed in Priya's recipe. I had the best of intentions to make Gulab Jamun for this event, but time got away from me and, after I got my flu shot this week, I had no energy. Boo!

I will be making it soon. I promise. But, in case you are unfamiliar, Gulab Jamun is a dessert made from milk solids and semolina flour. These are formed into balls, fried, and soaked in syrup. It's delicious.

And I can't wait to share the process. Soon. Just not this week. I'm just grateful that I opted not to double up and get the flu vaccine along with my COVID booster. Yikes. That would have been bad.

The #SundayFunday group will be back next week with recipes that celebrate National Caramel Apple Day. I'm hosting. Stay tuned!


  1. Hope you are back to 100% now Cam. Thanks for taking care of yourself.

  2. One of the favourites and all time classic. You have done it perfectly

  3. Our family favourite. Nowadays it is easy to make them as we get premix from various Indian companies and also get ready made ones in a can. Those juicy soft balls are such a delight to enjoy during festivals.


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