Gulab Jamun

September 11, 2020


-100 grams sweet potato

-10 grams oats flour

-50 grams Kimia dates

-1 pinch nutmeg

-1 pinch cardamom

-50 ml raw organic honey

-1 pinch agar agar


Step 1

Steam/cook sweet potato. Peel and mash them. Add oats flour and purred dates. Knead into a dough.

Step 2

Roll into small balls and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees. Turn over every 10 minutes.

Step 3 (For syrup)

Boil water and add a pinch of agar agar to it. Boil for 10 minutes. Once cooled, add honey, cardamom, nutmeg and saffron strands.

Step 4

Now add baked gulab jamun balls to the syrup and refrigerate. Serve cool.

Health Benefits

This recipe is a healthier version of a popular Indian sweet. Refined wheat flour containing gluten is replaced with organic oats flour. Sweet potatoes and dates are added to get the desired consistency for the balls. Sugar syrup is made using honey and agar agar for the thickness, alternatively for white sugar.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

One of iThrive’s biggest focus to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This one is just one of those recipes. 

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.