Rafeeda or Rafee as I fondly call her who blogs at Big sweet tooth is one of the sweetest friend virtual friend has gifted me. She has been a great support and encouragement for my blog through her beautiful comments which comes straight from her heart. I owe it to Rafee for making my blog's font to a readable size as they were really really small before and it was she pointed out that I should make it a bit bigger. So after lots of experiments finally I figured out everything and changed it but what surprised me was even before mentioning that to her she noticed the difference and got back to me ! Such genuine friends are rare to find right ??
I look up to Rafee’s blog not just for recipes, I enjoy reading her lovely write ups and beautiful quotes she posts in her blog. Rafees recipes has left me drooling several times, especially all her typical Malabar dishes and various Biriyani’s. When Rafee hosted a cook out in kerala kitchen I joined her and tried her Attipathiri recipe. She gave all the directions precisely in post, so it was so easy to follow her recipe and it tasted soo delicious too !
When Rafee asked whether I could do a guest post for her I was more than happy to do it for her and knowing me well, she gave 3 months time, so I got ample time to plan and do this post for her. Since she she left everything to me and I choose this gulab jamun for the Big sweet tooth girl J
Coming to the post, making Gulab jamuns were not really easy peasy as I thought or maybe I should say it’s so easy to screw it up if u don’t follow the recipe to dot and that’s what my over confidence did to me. First time I made this I added a little extra baking soda so even though jamuns tasted good, it didn’t hold the round shape after it was fried. Second time I reduced the baking soda but I think I added one spoon extra butter moreover the baking soda was still more so it had to be binned straight away as it didn’t hold shape at all. So by the third time I had better idea and the jamus came out soo perfect ! So the key to get a good jamun is to add just a pinch of baking soda which doesn’t mean ¼ tsp or 1/8 tsp as I thought ( silly me ! ). A pinch really does mean a pinch in gulab jamun recipe !! If you would like to see the recipe head over to Rafee's blog and while you are there please dont forget to check out her blog.