Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gulab Jamun, A guest post for Rafeeda of Big Sweet Tooth


 

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.


14 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

omg drool worthy gulab jamuns and fantastic cliks :) hopping to rafee space for the delicious recipe :)

nandoos Kitchen said...

Mouthwatering gulab jamuns. Lovely.

Hasna Hamza Layin said...

lovely post...congrats to u both.. i thnk i 'm here fr the first time... following u nw

Eliza Lincy said...

Have used to visit for your fondant cakes. Now i come to know that u are an expert n traditional desserts too.

Anu Anand said...

Mouth watering. Looks delicious

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

I too love Rafeeda's blog not only for the recipes but for the quotes and just to read her perspective.

Lovely post..delicious looking jamuns

Rekha Vengalil said...

The Jamuns look delish Vinee... I am carving for some now. You have made it perfect! going over for the recipe

MonuTeena RecipesPassion said...

Found you through Rafeada :) nice to meet ya dear.. i have followed u glad if u follow me back :) such a wobnderful blog u have sweety :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

so tasty and tempting gulab jamuns.. I couldn't agree about the our friends here.. they are really helpful and provide good support.. Nice guest post

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

Ohh finally you made it !!! They look so delicious Vineetha.. :)

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

Lovely gulab jamun Vinee... they look absolutely drool worthy...vaayil kapal oddunnu... Love them... Let me head over to Rafee's space to get the recipe

Remya Elizabeth Anish said...

Droolworthy gulab jamuns :)Congratz to both of u....ur blog is really lovely.....feeling glad to follow u :)
http://remyasbaking.blogspot.com/

Shibi Thomas said...

Vinee, these gulab jamuns are perfectly shaped, sized and colored and I am literally drooling...its my lunch time and I cannot stand this picture :) I never tried making it from scratch...got to try this!!!

Rafeeda AR said...

vinee... I'm late to thank you but u know the reason... :) thank u for being a part of my blog and gracing it with ur lovely presence... hope to see many many more lovely posts on ur blog...

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