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Ready to serve gulab jamun

hungryann Apr 9, 2013 04:27 PM

I recently bought Haldiram's gulab jamun in a can. It's imported from India. They are not bad but I find the spicing a little strong; too much cardamom that makes them have a peppery aftertaste. My question is: are there other similar products that I should try? I think I've seen frozen gulab jamun but can't remember where. If anyone can help, i'd appreciate it.
I'm not interested in making them either from a mix or from scratch or buying them from a restaurant/ sweet shop.

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    Razzmut RE: hungryann Apr 11, 2013 07:45 AM

    if you like "ras-malai" Nanak makes a great product. It is usually in the chilled section of indian grocery shops. It is made in Vancouver. Ras- malai is the white rasgullas soaked in a milk based syrup with pistachios and saffrom mixed in.

    Haldiram also has canned ras gullas avialble. They are decent enough in taste and not spiced like the gulab jamuns but the ras malais are much better.

    There is another brand out of Toronto making the same kind of ras malais as Nanak but I cannot remember the name right now.

    Hope this helps

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      hungryann RE: Razzmut Apr 11, 2013 10:58 AM

      Does Nanak make gulab jamun? I really prefer those to rasmalai.

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        Razzmut RE: hungryann Apr 11, 2013 12:10 PM

        Not that I am aware of. There may be some other canned gulab jamuns but I have never tried any but Haldirams,

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          hungryann RE: Razzmut Apr 11, 2013 12:24 PM

          I saw on the Nanak foods website that they do have a frozen gulab jamun; if I find it in Montreal that is another story.

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            Razzmut RE: hungryann Apr 11, 2013 12:42 PM

            Let me know if you do , I would try it for sure.

            I'll ask at the grocers I usually go to if they will bring in the Nank gulab jamuns and let you know.

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              Razzmut RE: hungryann Apr 12, 2013 03:59 PM

              Singh Farms on sources in the strip mall opposite the cinemas guzzo carries a pack of 12 gulab jamuns made in Toronto Brand name is Apna Taste ( they have a website: www.apnataste.com). I have not tasted them so cannot give you any indication of how good ( or not) they are

              I asked the owner why he does not carry Nanak's frozen gulab jamuns and he said cause he finds them made in advance and in large batches and stored before they are shipped here. FWIW I suspect he got old stock once and was not pleased and has not carried them again.

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                hungryann RE: Razzmut Apr 12, 2013 04:57 PM

                Thanks, I'll check it out soon. Alphonso mango season should be around the corner...

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        pine time RE: hungryann Apr 11, 2013 12:46 PM

        Have a no fail homemade recipe. Holler if you'd like it.

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