Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

In the minds and mouths of many migrants, these spheres of syrupy milk solids invoke more than the burst of sweet rosewater every bite unravels. Gulab jamun is celebration--a family gathering, a bridal shower, a religious event.

When gulab jamun is pressed into balls, the cook incorporates milk, a bit of flour, and the gossip of family and the colourful jubilation of gatherings. Congealing as it is deep fried, it binds together its components, and brings together all the communities and religions of South Asia who yearn for a plate of it on banquet tables.

Arms reach across the table to offer gulab jamun, crossing cultures and commemorations, stretching across oceans and into our local restaurants. Onto our plates and into our mouths, laden with the stories it carries around the world.

Gulab Jamun

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with gulab jamun

Anjappar Chettinad
place 3090 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.265.2695
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Annapurnas Mithai Shoppe
place 1544 Warden Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.449.0157
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.70
Govardhan Thal
place 840 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.438.0544
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.60
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India 360
place 2761 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.754.3000
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.60
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Karaikudi
place 1225 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.701.0003
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Mirchi Dhaba
place 836 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.352.1255
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.60
Samosa King - Embassy Restaurant
place 5210 Finch Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.332.0944
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Vindaloo
place 2891 Kingston Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.1133
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 15:00:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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