Sunday, April 3, 2011


Translated as "The King", this sweet delicacy has been a must in all traditional south indian weddings until the Gulab Jamun mania took over. Grandmothers, Aunts and other members of the family prepared this in a jiffy and each had their own style. one added orange color to the dough that gave a bright look to it. Some added lemon yellow for a subtle look.  I like this plain without any added colors.

This is a very mildly sweet tasting dish that can be stirred up to satisfy sweet cravings. I have an immensely big sweet tooth, so i keep the sweet pangs at bay by making this sweet. (Less in calories when compared to its other indian cousins). The inside will take a day or two to soften, so dont be alarmed if it stays hard when you taste it immediately.

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