Pistachio Gulab Janum
Mother's day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds. According to Wikipedia Mother's day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at ST Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United Stated began in 1905, the year her mother died. International Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
I haven't celebrated this day with my mom ever staying with her but hoping to be with her and celebrate this day in near future. As my mom's birthday falls in the same month of Mother's day its a month of double celebration for all of us. For next 3 days I will be posting my mom's 3 favorite sweets recipes. For this virtual Mother's day celebration am here with one of my mom's favorite sweet " Gulab Jamun".
To make some thing different from the regular Gulab Janum, I have added freshly ground pistachio powder to the store bought Gulab Jamun mix. Which gives nice flavor and nutty texture to the Jamun's. So this recipes goes to the 1st day of week 2 of BM 76, under the theme " Mother's Day Sweets".
Gulam Jamun mix -1 cup
Sugar 1 1/2 cup
Pistachio powder 3 spoons
Water 1 cup
Oil for deep frying
Add 1/2 cup water to sugar and make a syrup.
Transfer the jamun mix and pistachio powder into mixing bowl add little water at a time to make a dough.
Dough should not be too soft nor too stiff.
Heat oil in deep pan.
Make small balls out of the dough and deep fry on medium to low flame till nice golden brown color.
Rest on paper towel for a minute and drop them in hot syrup.
Let them rest for 30 minutes to serve.
Can be served hot or chilled with vanilla ice cream.