These Gulab Jamun truffles are one of the easiest bite-sized Indian fusion desserts, that require only 10 minutes of hands-on time. Gulab Jamun is coated in white chocolate and garnished with nuts and rose petals. Perfect for gifting friends and family this Diwali!
About these really easy Homemade Gulab Jamun truffles recipe
These Indian truffles are the most delicious bite-sized fusion dessert, I can tell you. And the best bit is that the recipe is fairly super simple if you are using store-bought juicy gulab jamuns. You will need only 2 ingredients plus garnishes to make white chocolate gulab jamuns.
All you need to do is to melt the white chocolate using a double boiler method or in the microwave. Then working fast, dip one gulab jamun at a time and place it on parchment paper.
Quickly garnish with nuts and edible rose petals and give them a posh look. If you have silver vark (edible silver leaf), you can add them too with a tweezer.
Why should you try this recipe?
- You only need 2 ingredients plus toppings
- Indian fusion dessert ready in under 10 minutes.
- Crowd pleaser Indian dessert.
- Perfect Indian sweet for gifting friends and family on festive occasions like Diwali, Christmas, Holi, and Rakshabandan
- You have plenty of Gulab jamoons at home and wondering how to serve them.
- Dietary needs – Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Can be made 3-5 days in advance.
- Chocolate and Gulab Jamun work really well together.
Gulab Jamun – Buy Haldiram Gulab Jamun in tins from your local Indian shop, buy them fresh from a mithai store or make it from a Gits ready mix gulab jamun packet ahead of time. On the run to Diwali, you can Royal sweets gulab jamun from Sainsburys, Tesco, or ASDA in the UK.
White Chocolate – Buy White cooking chocolate or white chocolate chips or melting wafers for this recipe.
Garnishes – I like to use coarsely chopped mixed nuts and edible rose petals. They add a festive touch to the dessert.
How to make Gulab Jamun truffles step by step?
Drain the gulab jamuns onto parchment paper/baking paper and transfer it to the freezer for 15 minutes. You can skip this step of freezing, if your gulab jamun was already in the fridge.
In the meanwhile, melt the white chocolate with a double boiler method. Heat water in a saucepan. Place another bowl on top of the saucepan without touching the water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir. Continue to stir until the chocolate melts and is smooth. Remove the bowl and set it aside for the next step.
Now remove the gulab jamun from the freezer. Pick one gulab jamun and drop it in the white chocolate. Using two forks, lift the gulab jamun to drain any excess chocolate. Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper.
Garnish with nuts and edible rose petals.
Repeat the process with the remaining 5 gulab jamuns. Transfer the prepared truffles to the fridge and allow them to set well.
Use Dark Chocolate or Milk chocolate instead of White.
Roll the truffles in a nut mix for a fancier look.
If you enjoy a nut-free sweet, omit the nuts from the garnishes.
Serve these homemade Gulab Jamun white chocolate truffles on festive occasions like Diwali. I like to place these truffles in small mithai cases before serving.
How to eat Gulab Jamun Truffles?
Bite half of the truffles in your mouth and wait for the flavors of gulab jamun and melting white chocolate to bounce inside your mouth. Now enjoy the other half.
How to store Gulab Jamun Truffles?
Store the Gulab Jamun truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week to 10 days.
When handling the chocolate – always chop them to a similar size. This is necessary so that they melt evenly.
Always work quickly, when using the chocolate. They can thicken quickly.
If the gulab jamuns have been at room temperature, place them in the freezer for 15 minutes for a quick chill. However, if they have been in the fridge already, you can leave this step out.
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Quick and Easy Gulab Jamun truffles recipe below
- 6 Gulab Jamun
- 85 g white chocolate chopped ( 1/2 cup)
- 1 tsp pistachios and almonds
- Pinch edible rose petals
- Place the Gulab Jamun in the freezer for 15 minutes to chill. (Optional)
Melt the chocolate
- Place the bowl over a saucepan of hot water.
- Add the chocolates to the bowl and stir. Keep stirring until the chocolate is melted, free-flowing, smooth, and shiny.
- You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave. See notes below.
Gulab Jamun Truffles
- Dip the Gulab Jamun in the melted chocolate and transfer it to the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Garnish with nuts and rose petals.
- Repeat the process with the remaining gulab jamuns.
- Allow it to set in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes or until you are ready to serve.