khoya balls dipped in the sugary chashni have been an instant mood-lifter for many since time immemorial. It is only for pure love of the dessert, that there are so many different variations of it, which are now an integral part of Indian culinary map. Kala Jamun, Ledikenni, Pantua are part of the illustrious extended family of Gulab Jamun, popular across east of India. It is said that Gulab Jamun was invented by one of the khansaamas of Shah Jahan. Gulab Jamun is also a modified and evolved Turkish treat that was popular in central Asia in ancient times. Over the years, Gulab Jamun has become an unparalleled festive staple across the country, so much so that one can't imagine a sweetmeat shop that doesn't have Gulab jamun on offer, especially on special occasions. If you love digging into the sugary goodness, you are sure to love these fusion inventions around the treat too!
1. Gulab Jamun Cheesecake
Cheesecake lovers in the house raise your hand! Gulab Jamun cheesecake can safely be called one of the biggest and most successful experiment in the world of fusion foods. Moreover, the way this fusion treat has taken the food world by storm is a clear evidence of the fact that both Gulab Jamun and cheesecake lovers have welcomed the dessert with open arms. For the uninitiated, Gulab jamun cheesecake is a yummy combination of layered biscuit, topped with a layer of half cut Gulab Jamun, which is further topped with a layer of cream cheese. This fusion dessert is kept in refrigerator to set for 6-8 hours and served cold.
2. Gulab Jamun MousseGulab Jamun mousse is a creamy blend of milk and brown chocolate mousse poured over Gulab Jamun chunks and topped with a whole Gulab Jamun. To add a more fragrant touch to the treat, one can also add gulkand, and garnish the mousse with fresh rose petals and pistachios.
3. Gulab Jamun Custard
If you're bored of having that regular fruit custard and wish to try something new, then go for a Gulab Jamun custard which is not only scrumptious but also easy-to-make at the same time. This ever-so impressive Gulab Jamun custard could be the star of your next dinner party. Prepare the custard as you usually do, and add in it cut Gulab Jamuns, cashews and peanut chikkis if you want. Put the custard in to refrigerator to set overnight. Voila, your Gulab Jamun custard is ready to serve.
4. Gulab Jamun Trifle
What happens when your desi favourite sweet meets the creamy European favourite? There's an explosion of flavours which can make any dessert-lover go weak in his/her knees. Now you may have seen many forms and variety of trifles like chocolate, berry, banana, butterscotch etc. but a gulab jamun trifle is nothing like anything you have had before. A carefully layered dessert assembled with spongy cake crumbs, custard, chunks of gulab jamun and sweetened whipped cream, this wholesome treat is an absolute must try.
5. Gulab Jamun Cupcake
This delicate and spongy cupcake comes with a desi surprise. Gulab Jamun cupcake is one food trend that has got the people confused. However, this east meets west fusion combo is quite interesting. If you are into baking then you can try making the treat for yourself at home too. In the cupcake tray, put chopped chunks of gulab jamun and pour carefully the cupcake batter on it. You can also add some nuts for an extra crunchy taste. Bake the dessert and top it with whipped cream and bite-sized pieces of Gulab Jamun.
Gulab Jamun lovers in the house! Ready to dig in?
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.