My favorite part of any Indian meal is gulab jamun. I was relieved to find out the dessert I’ve devoured all these years outside of India is pretty much the same as it is in India. With food, there’s nothing more annoying than knowing exactly what you’re missing.
What is gulab jamun? It is delicious fried dumplings (so, flour and baking soda) made with thickened or reduced milk, soaked in cardamon and saffron-flavored sugar syrup. Frying the dumplings in ghee requires much finesse in order to brown the outsides just so.