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February 17, 2014


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Last week i made Gulab jamun using instant mix and i had some leftover dough lying in my pantry.My MIL had told me once about jamun kofta.So i thought of using the leftover  by making this gravy.I googled and got this recipe from Cook at ease.I followed the same recipe with some changes.It came out very well.Its taste and texture reminded my paneer butter masala recipe.We all enjoyed with chapathi.Raksha ate half of the jamuns before adding to the gravySmile.She liked it very much.I coudn’t bring round shape to the balls as i made with the leftover wet dough.But i am sure u’ll get nice shape as in the original recipe if u try with mix powder.Do try this for ur kid’s get together or birthday parties.They’ll love it for sure!

Gulab jamun kofta curry recipe

Gulab jamun kofta curry recipe Jamun kofta curry - Blended with mild sweetness,tanginess.Kids would love it.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

To make jamun balls
  • Instant gulab jamun mix - 100 gms
  • Big onion - 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Boiled & Mashed potato - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - to deep fry
To grind - 1
  • Tomato -1 no
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no
To grind - 2
  • Cashews - 10 nos
  • Poppy seeds- 1 tsp
To saute in oil
  • Cooking oil+ghee - 2 tbsp+2 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger&Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Red chilli powder – 1-1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Fresh curd - 1/3 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup (add more if needed)
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt -as needed

  • Grind all the ingredients given under”To grind-1” to a smooth paste and set aside.Soak poppy seeds and cashews in little water and set aside.
  • In the mean time,add all the items given under “ To make balls” to the jamun mix.Mix well to make the dough.Make balls and deep fry them till golden brown.Remove and set aside.
  • Next,grind the soaked poppy & cashews to a smooth paste adding little water and set aside.
  • In a kadai,heat oil+ghee and splutter the jeera,Saute the onions,g&g paste for a minute.Then add the ground tomato paste.Add all the spice powders & salt.Mix well and saute for few minutes till raw smell emanates completely.
  • Now add the ground cashew paste and curd.Mix well.Add little water if necessary.Allow it to boil for few minutes in medium flame till oil separates.
  • Lastly add milk and boil for another few minutes.Adjust the consistency of gravy as u need.Add more milk if necessary and check for the salt & spices.
  • Add crushed kasuri methi, boil for few seconds and switch off the flame.Garnish with coriander leaves .
  • Add the deep fried jamun balls only 10 minutes before serving because the balls may dissolve as they are very soft.


  • Adding the cooked & mashed potato acts as binding agent.So do not skip it.
  • No problem if the jamun dough becomes slightly watery.No need to rest the dough.U can deep fry them immediately.
  • The consistency of the gravy can be adjusted by adding more milk.Make the gravy slightly thin as it will thicken after it cools down.
  • Using fresh curd is important else gravy will taste tangy.

Serve with roti/Naan/Chapathi. Tastes yummy  and creamy !

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  1. Looks very delicious and cute clicks...

  2. a nice way to using the gulab jamun mix!! very different!

  3. Very different recipe with gulab jamuns. :)

  4. My mom had done this once n it was yumm.. i had completely forgotten abt this dish.. thx fr reminding me..

  5. I have never heard it .. first time .. wonder about the gravy and sweet must be delicious.

  6. I ve always wondered how this curry would taste. Looks very inviting. And that bowl looks very good!

  7. Sound delicious....... Looks so interesting!

  8. Super delicious and tempting kofta... Good recipe with gulab jamun mix...

  9. Love the delicious kofta ...looks yummy dear :)

  10. Very delicious, nice idea with the gulab jamun mix..

  11. Different and very interesting recipe, I am sure it must taste as delicious as it looks :)

  12. looks sooo tempting n delicious...

  13. Delicious kofta curry, looks very appealing..

  14. will surely try this curry chitra! :) WOW nice curry for Rotis! great clicks

  15. Wow! lovely tasty, very inviting dish.

  16. Interesting recipe , never tried this, will surely try this.

  17. We make them too , very very delicious and yummy gulab jamun kofta curry :) tempting me !!

  18. i m hearing gulab jamun jofta curry for the first time...Raksha kutty is like my daughter i guess yesterday while i was doing carrot halwa she try to eat it ...

    1. So sweet Sathya priya.Do try this kofta too,ur daughter will love it :)

  19. I also make jamun kofta curry as its very handy whenever you want to make it immediately. Lovely clicks Chitra.


  20. Sounds Great Chitra. Many Have Already Tried And Certified. Tonight We Will
    have Gulab Jamun Chappthi at our home. Shall revert with the result.
    All the best. Annam.

  21. Last week i tried this recipe.. Kofta balls came in perfect shape and color. Gravy too was rich and creamy. I've sent the photo to u in fb :-)

    1. Thanks a lot Radha for trying.Ur feedback made my day :)

  22. Tried this recipe today for dinner. Came out well. Tks chitra


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