Love Gulab Jamun? Here Are Some Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

If there is one sweet dish that could be the poster-child of Indian sweets, it is Gulab Jamun.

Here are some facts about this much-loved dessert that might blow your mind.

1. Gulab Jamuns are essentially fried dough soaked in sugar syrup.

2. Though they are now considered Indian dessert, they did not originate in India.

3. They were brought to India by Mughal and Persian rulers.

4. There is a theory that suggests that they originated from an Arabic dessert called 'Luqmat-Al-Qadi.'

5. The term Gulab in Gulab Jamun has Persian roots. 'Gol' means flower and 'ab' means water. It refers to the scented sugar syrup.

6. A variation of Gulab Jamun is made in West Bengal. It is called Pantua.

7. There is a Rajasthani dish called 'Gulab Jamun Ki Sabzi' wherein the balls are cooked with nuts and tomato gravy instead of being soaked in sugar syrup.

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