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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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great-secret-of-life said...

looks yummy I also tried sometime ago

Priya Anandakumar said...

Looks very delicious and cute clicks...

Unknown said...

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

jaya's recipes said...

Very new super yummy!

Unknown said...

Very different recipe with gulab jamuns. :)

Unknown said...

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

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

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

Unknown said...

Am going to try this soon

Anusha said...

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

Unknown said...

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

virunthu unna vaanga said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Gita Jaishankar said...

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

Home Cooked food said...

love the sweet and tangy flavor.

divya said...

looks sooo tempting n delicious...

Unknown said...

Nice idea.. looks fantastic..

Sona said...

Delicious kofta curry, looks very appealing..

Eat n Eat little More said...

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

nandoos kitchen said...

Wow! lovely tasty, very inviting dish.

Abhivyaktiya said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Priya said...

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 ...

Chitra said...

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

Anonymous said...

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


sunciti said...

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.

Radha said...

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 :-)

Chitra said...

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

Unknown said...

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