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Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun Recipe

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun Recipe with step by step pictures. Its really an easy recipe with simple ingredients available and it tastes yummy.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
soaking time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 jamuns
Calories 84 kcal


  • 2 cups mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • a pinch Salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Sugar
  • Oil or Ghee for Deep frying
  • For Syrup:
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 crushed Cardamom Pods
  • Rose Water few drops optional
  • Saffron a pinch optional
  • Pistachios few chopped finely for garnishing


  • Take boiled sweet potatoes, peel them, mash them roughly, put them in a blender and puree them or grate them.
  • Now measure 2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  • Add in salt and flour. Knead to a soft smooth dough.
  • Now take small portion of the dough, flatten it slightly, spoon ¼ tsp of sugar and roll it into a smooth ball.
  • Now set this ball aside.
  • Take sugar and water in a sauce pan, heat and bring it to a boil, boil it for 5 mins, it will get thick in this time. Add in cardamom, rose water and saffron and pour this into a large bowl. Keep warm
  • Now heat oil for deep frying, drop jamuns in hot oil and fry on a medium heat till golden. Keep mixing this for even colouring.
  • Now drain them and add to the syrup immediately.
  • Let them soak for 30 mins.
  • Remove the jamuns carefully into a bowl and chill. Serve cold.


1)Mashing the sweet potatoes is the main step, you can puree them in a blender or grate them using a fine grater.
2)Dont add too much maida, if your mix is sticky, then add another tblspn of maida. If you add too much maida then the jamuns will get hard.
3)Putting the sugar inside the jamuns makes the jamuns soft and the jamuns soaks the syrup completely.
4)Fry the jamuns in low to medium heat, a trick is, once you add jamuns to oil, dont stir immediately, leave them for a min them stir so you dont break the balls.
5)These jamuns will absorb the syrup faster, so if you leave the jamuns in the syrup for long time, then they will break up.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.001g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.003g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.001g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 0.02g0%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 0.1g0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.05mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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