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Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait (Light Indian Dessert): A luscious, healthy Indian Diwali dessert recipe made using gulab jamun (recipe included), yogurt, cream and lots of love. This is extremely light and ready in 10 minutes.
The Gulab Jamun Parfait can be made a day in advance and kept in the fridge.
This Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait is a Must for your celebrations & Recipe for Instant Gulab Jamun (INCLUDED)
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.
Then we have tons of food, especially sweets along with other festive Indian food like Biryani’s, Kachori, Curries, etc.
It’s one gala time and you cannot avoid the avalanche of sweets that hit the Indian market during that time.
You’ll find sweets in 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!
So to celebrate the occasion and keeping it light n quick, I’m making these Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait.
Which I also call my Healthy Indian Diwali Sweets recipe as it’s light and you can definitely have that extra helping.
I absolutely LOOOOVE Gulab Jamuns which are round sweet dumplings made using ‘paneer/chena’, also known as cottage cheese.
The dumplings are fried and soaked in a sugary syrup laden with saffron and cardamom mix.
So, Gulab Jamun is extremely popular in and outside India and are available in almost every Indian restaurant (worldwide).
It’s so popular, that it’s also the MOST sold sweet outside of India.
So, instead of serving Gulab Jamun the traditional way, I’m taking it a notch higher and serving it in a parfait.
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 adding pistachio, saffron, honey, and cream to my Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait.
I’m adding the cream with yogurt to make it smooth and extra creamy.
However, you can skip the cream if need be and just make the whole parfait with Greek Yogurt.
Just layer some gulab jamuns, nuts, saffron and decorate with some saffron-honey syrup on top and the Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait is ready to be devoured!!!
It’s so easy to make that you’d wonder why you haven’t tried it before and looks stunning too.
Tried Our Recipe – AWESOME!!!
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Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait : A luscious yet healthy Indian dessert recipe made using gulab jamun, yogurt, cream and lots of love.
This Festive Season, give these Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait a try and enjoy with your loved ones.
Until, next time ~ Happy Diwali ~ XoXo
This post was published near Diwali and the old pic is below:
7 Replies to "Gulab Jamun Dessert Parfait (Light Indian Dessert) #gulabjamun"
Donna Head February 9, 2020 (7:27 pm)
Hi Molly, can I make this a day ahead?
Molly Kumar February 10, 2020 (2:31 pm)
Hi Donna, you can make them a day in advance or overnight. I’d suggest adding the topping (nuts + caramel sauce) when ready to serve as it will make them look fresh 🙂 Thanks, Molly
Riya September 5, 2019 (7:30 am)
it looks so delicious.. will try it for sure
Eman May 20, 2020 (10:39 am)
Yesterday I made gulab jamun with koya but they are not soaking sugar serup.. And I don’t want to waste them.
If you could suggest anything I can do with them
Molly Kumar May 20, 2020 (3:33 pm)
Hello Eman, please try to boil the sugar syrup and khoya gulab jamun together for few minutes and see if it soaks up sugar. If not, then you can make this parfait too. Cut the gulab jamuns in thin slices and soak them in sugar syrup. Then follow the recipe and add gulab jamun where required. Thanks, Molly
Dipti September 20, 2018 (4:01 pm)
Only yogurt can be used ?
Molly Kumar September 20, 2018 (6:53 pm)
Hi Dipti, yes you can use ‘Only Yogurt’ too. Just remove as much water from the yogurt to make it extremely thick or use Greek Yogurt (if available). Thanks, Molly