Other than mawa this gulab jamun also tastes good

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun

By Ritu Nayak

May, 31st


4 persons
Cook Time
30 minutes
7 - 9


  • 2 sweet potatoes boiled and mashed
  • 2 tbsp rava or semolina
  • 5 tsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp maida
  • 1 tbsp malai or fresh cream
  • 1/4 th tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Boil,peel,grate and mash sweet potatoes.Soak rava with 2-3 tbsp milk for half hour.Mix this rava in mashed sweet potato. Add milk powder,malai, maida,1 tbsp ghee,crushed cardamom powder,pinch of salt and baking powder.Mash all to make a smooth dough.Smear ghee in palms and make round balls.There should not be any cracks in the balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry these balls in low to medium flame till golden brown.Make a sugar syrup of 1 string consistency. Add crushed cardamom powder or rose water or saffron to the boiling syrup.Dip gulab jamuns in this syrup for an hour till they double in size.
  • Serve delicious soft sweet potato gulab jamuns warm as an aftermeal dessert.


Serve it hot and enjoy