An easy Indian fusion festive dessert - Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls. Tangy creamy shrikhand combined with sweet gulab jamun's is such a heavenly combination. These exotic dessert bowls are easy to put together, and are sure to be a party stunner!
Are you still thinking what exotic dessert to make for the festive occasion? You will love this easy indian fusion dessert - Gulab Jamun and Shrikhand layered in mini cups to make a wonderful dessert!
My daughter is a super fan of gulab jamun's and we love shrikhand. So I thought of combining them both to make this delicious dessert.
Tangy, creamy shrikhand combined with sweet gulab jamuns is such a heavenly combination similar to this Gulab Jamun custard jars. This innovative indian dessert is like a flavor bomb in your mouth!
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Make from Scratch or Assemble
You can make this dessert all at home, by making the Gulab Jamun and Shrikhand from scratch. Or make it easier by using some store bought ingredients.
I get it that it get so busy during festivals. So make your life easier by putting together this flavor bomb dessert by using some store bought ingredients.
I did a combination - made instant shrikhand using greek yogurt, and used store bought gulab jamuns. Then assembled the dessert.
This one will be a hit at your Diwali or Holi party or any get together. This is a vegetarian and eggless dessert. And what better than even a beginner cook can make it!
How to assemble this easy gulab jamun fusion dessert?
You can assemble this dessert in mini bowls or in mini glasses.
I used glass bowls, but similar mini plastic clear bowls or glasses would work great if you are making for a large crowd for a dinner party.
You can also use shot glasses about 4oz capacity to assemble this. Or use mini mason jars.
This dessert is super easy to assemble, there are just 2 ingredients - Shrikhand and Gulab Jamuns.
I flavored the shrikhand with saffron, cardamom and chopped pistachios (call it kesar pista shrikhand). But you can use other flavors of shrikhand too.
Homemade gulab jamuns can be more soft and not as firm sometimes. So drain them from the sugar syrup on a mesh strainer for some time before using. Store bought gulab jamuns can work as is.
Assembling in bowls
Cut a gulab jamun in 4 equal pieces. In a mini dessert bowl, layer it as shown in the photo below.
Now fill the bowl with shrikhand on top of the gulab jamun pieces. Then place half a gulab jamun on top.
Garnish with chopped pistachios. Optionally, decorate with edible silver leaf on top.
As you can see in the image above, you want the gulab jamun on the bottom to face the bowl, so it can be seen after assembling.
It is like a little surprise inside the dessert bowl 🙂
Assembling in jar
Here I am using a mini glass cup to layer the dessert.
In this case, I recommend to pipe the shrikhand in the jar. You can use a ziploc to pipe if you don't have a piping bag. Just fill the shrikand in the ziploc bag, then make a small cut on one end.
Start with half a Gulab Jamun. This might not be seen after assembling completely, but is a wonderful surprise at the end.
Then layer the shrikhand. After that cut a slab jamun in 4 pieces, and layer it as shown above the shrikhand.
Add more shrikhand and then finally top with half a Gulab Jamun.
I showed above a single Gulab Jamun in the middle. If you like, you can make 2 layers in between, as shown in the photo below.
Assemble it any way you like - I am sure it will be a hit at your party.
Don't forget to chill for 1-2 hours before serving!
Storing the dessert
- You can store the shrikhand and gulab jamuns separately in the refrigerator.
- Gulab Jamun stays good in the refrigerator for a week.
- You can also store after assembling for 1 day in the refrigerator. Cover each assembled bowl with a plastic cling wrap.
I hope you enjoy this creative fusion dessert for your dinner parties this festive season!
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Wishing all my friends and readers, a very Happy Diwali. I hope this Diwali brings prosperity, peace and happiness in your life.
Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls (Indian Fusion Dessert)
- Mini dessert bowls
- 1 ½ cup Shrikhand I used shrikhand flavored with saffron and cardamom
- 6 Gulab Jamuns
- 1 tablespoon Pistachios chopped, to garnish, or other nuts of choice
- Edible silver leaf optional
- Have the gulab jamun and shrikhand ready. You can either make at home or use store bought.
- Cut a gulab jamun in 4 equal pieces. In a mini dessert bowl, layer it as shown in the photo.
- Fill the bowl with shrikhand on top of the gulab jamun pieces. Then place half a gulab jamun on top.
- Garnish with chopped pistachios. Optionally, decorate with edible silver leaf on top.
- Repeat with remaining bowl. Chill in refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
Sarah S says
Recipe looks yummy. I want to give it a shot. Which store bought shrikhand do you recommend?
Very innovative party dessert idea 😊can mix both before the day n store in fridge?
Meeta Arora says
Hi Swathi - Thank you. Yes, you can assemble the bowls the day before and cover with a cling wrap to store in the refrigerator. I have done this and stored for a day. Hope you enjoy it!