1 cup skimmed milk powder
1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
milk to knead the dough
ghee (clarified butter) for frying the jamuns
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
2 to 3 pinches of cardamom powder
4 tablespoons mixture of chopped nuts - almonds, pistachios, cashews
a few strands of saffron
Mix the milk powder, baking powder and all purpose flour and knead into a dough with milk. Be careful to add very little milk - as the milk powder absorbs liquid fast and get mushy. You may not require more than 1/4 cup milk. Add 1 teaspoon of ghee and mix well - this is done to avoid the mixture from sticking to your fingers. Leave the dough for half an hour to set.
Make a mixture of the water and sugar and bring it to a boil. When it boils - add the saffron, cardamom and the chopped nuts. Place this mixture in a serving bowl.
Make small balls of the dough - you should be able to make about 25 to 28 balls. Fry them in ghee at medium heat - they will take about 7 to 10 minutes to get golden brown. Once done - remove them from the ghee and add it to the hot sugar syrup.
let it stand for 45 minutes to an hour - this way the sugar syrup goes deep into the jamuns.
You can eat it hot or cold.