originated in Persia and the Mediterranean from where this sweet delight travelled and became popular in medieval India.
It had gulab jamuns
, rasmalai, date kulfi and yoghurt-jaggery ice cream, the last of which was new to me but I relished every bite of it.
it sale has increased in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as Jamuns
are available in plenty during the summer season.
If your gulab jamuns
turn out hard, don't worry; just put them in the pressure cooker with sugar-syrup and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat and then serve warm.
The festival has a special dessert station and includes popular favourites such as jalebis, halwa and gulab jamuns
As a child I remember going to one particular shop only to buy gulab jamun
because my family was sure that the jamuns
will be perfectly cooked and we never wanted to take chance with our favourite sweet.
In terms of my life and my memories, gulab jamuns
are up there with Irn-Bru, rain, plain bread, tottie scones and Scotland serially under-achieving at fitba.
Pramod Choudhary, a retired vet, said: " There was a time when this road used to be littered with fallen jamuns
but, just a month later, there are only tree stumps here.
Can we start with ourselves - not spitting, shitting or littering in public, not breaking traffic rules, standing in line, not rushing for ice-cream and gulab jamuns
at our lavish weddings, not getting into reserve compartments without proper tickets, and generally respecting the dignity of the "other"?
By the time we reach melt-in the-mouth gulab jamuns
, we require a stretcher to transport us to the room.
The fruit trees in the orchard would burst at the seams with mangoes, jamuns
and jackfruits, ready to be harvested.
For desserts, pick the kesar-infused shrikhand over gulab jamuns
, moong daal halwa and rose kheer.