It’s sweet and delicious. One bite makes you feel that you are lost in the river of sweet liquid.
12 Interesting Facts about Gulab Jamun
1. According to sources, gulab jamun was a delicacy in the Ottoman Empire. This is the very reason why Gulab Jamun stands out as the most outstanding sweet in Pakistan as well as India.
2. The sweet candy gulab jamun was introduced to India by the Mughals.
3. There is a long history of connection between Gulab Jamun and royalty. Bhim Nag was ordered by Lord Canning to prepare this sweet for his wife’s birthday. For years it was treated as a traditional offering to Lord Jagannath in Puri.
4. The gulab jamun is Persian in origin. The term ab means water and gol means rose.
5. Popular claims say that the dish was a creation of Sajjan Dhillon.
6. Gulab Juman draws its origin from the Persian dish Luqman-Al-Qadi.
7.;There is a close variant of gulab jamun known as kala jamun or kala jaam. There is other variant of gulab jamun known as pantua.
8. In Rajasthan, the gulab jamun is often mixed with spices and eaten as a savory dish. This is known as gulab jamun ki sabzi.
9. In Nepal, gulab jamun is known as lal mohan and can be enjoyed with yogurt.
10. Sometimes in gulab jamun, instead of sugar syrup, maple syrup is used.
11. This dish is additionally served in Muslim festivals like Eid-Al-Adha and Eid-Ul-Fitr.
12. Claims have been made by food folklore that Gulab Jamun was accidentally concocted by Shah Jahan’s chef taking its idea from Persian/Turkish halwais.
Indeed gulab jamun is a very true delicacy. Whenever you get a chance close your eyes and gulp it down… Trust me, it’s a savior!:)
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