Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait – Royal Diwali Treat

Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait – Royal Diwali Treat : A luscious yet healthy Diwali dessert recipe made using gulab jamun, yogurt, cream and lots of love. It’s creamy in every bite and leaves you wanting for more.gulab-jamun-recipe-easy

Hey Everyone, hope you had a great weekend and can you believe that we are just 2 weeks away from ‘Diwali’ – the Indian festival of lights & also one of the biggest Indian festival. It’s all about decorating your house and surroundings with colorful festive lights/candles/earthen pots, tons of food (especially sweets) and spreading the message of love n prosperity among friends and family. It’s one gala time and you cannot avoid the avalanche of sweets that hits the Indian market, different colors, texture and made with tons of ingredients packed in beautiful boxes. And there’s no way that you could avoid those sweets/desserts as they are seriously delicious and highly addictive.diwali-sweet-easy-recipeSo to celebrate the occasion and keeping it light n quick, I’m making these ‘Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait – Royal Diwali Treat’. I absolutely LOOOOVE Gulab Jamuns, they are these round sweet dumplings that are available in almost every Indian restaurant (worldwide) and is the most popular sold sweet everywhere. The parfait gives it this new, refreshing and luscious feel in every bite and ready in 15 minutes (makes 8 cups). Since, it’s a festive dessert, I’m taking it a notch higher by adding pistachio, saffron, honey and cream.gulab-jamun-parfait-recipeI’m adding cream with yogurt to make it smooth and extra creamy however you can skip the cream part if need be and just make the whole parfait with yogurt. Just layer some gulab jamuns, nuts, saffron and decorate with some saffron-honey syrup on top. It’s so easy to make that you’d wonder why you haven’t tried it before and looks stunning too.gulab-jamun-diwali-recipe-quick

Yields 8 Medium Cups

Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait – Royal Diwali Treat

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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12 Small Gulab Jamun

2 Cups Plain Yogurt

1/2 Cup Cream - whipped

1 Tsp Saffron

3 Tbsp Milk

3 Tbsp Water

1 Tsp Honey

1/4 Cup Pistachio - chopped


  1. Take 6 gulab jamuns and thinly slice them. Keep aside.
  2. Slice the other 6 gulab jamuns in quarter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix yogurt and cream together.
  4. Heat milk in a pan, add water, saffron and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir the milk mixture and turn off the heat.
  6. Once the mixture is slightly cool, add honey, mix well and keep aside.
  7. Now, take a glass/serving bowl and add 2 tbsp yogurt mix.
  8. Place, 3-4 thinly sliced gulab jamuns (in a circle, covering all sides) and spread 1 tbsp yogurt mix over it.
  9. Spread 1/2 tsp saffron mix and add 2 tbsp yogurt mix.
  10. Decorate top with 1-2 quarter gulab jamuns, saffron mix and pistachio.
  11. Complete all the serving glasses similarly.
  12. Once the parfait are made, place all the glasses in fridge (for atleast 30 minutes).
  13. Serve Chilled.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Dessert
51 cal
10 g
5 g

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Give this recipe a try this Diwali and enjoy the festival of light with your loved ones.
I’ll be posting few more Diwali recipes to help make your celebrations even more special and delicious.

Until, next time ~ Happy Diwali ~ XoXogulab-jamun-diwali-recipe-easy

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