An easy Indian fusion festive dessert – Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls. Tangy creamy shrikhand combined with sweet gulab jamun is such a heavenly combination. These exotic dessert bowls are easy to put together and are sure to be a party stunner!

Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Cups on a pretty marble table

Are you still thinking about what exotic dessert to make for the festive occasion? You will love this easy Indian fusion dessertGulab 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!

Check out ideas for a complete Indian fusion dinner menu.

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 gets so busy during festivals. So make your life easier by putting together this flavor-bomb dessert using some store-bought ingredients.

I did a combination – made instant shrikhand using Greek yogurt and used store-bought gulab jamuns. Then, I assembled the dessert. If you find it easier to make custard, you can also use that in place of shrikhand.

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?

3 bowls of Gulab Jamun Shrikhand indian fusion dessert served on a pretty tray

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 with 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 softer 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 into 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. 

Gulab Jamun Shrikhand mini bowls for indian dinner party dessert

Garnish with chopped pistachios. Optionally, decorate with edible silver leaf on top.

Gulab Jamun shrikhand in a bowl as a pretty dessert

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.

It is like a little surprise inside the dessert bowl πŸ™‚

Assembling in jar

Here, I am using a mini glass cup to layer the dessert.

In this case, I recommend piping 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 it is a wonderful surprise at the end.

Then, layer the shrikhand. After that, cut a gulab jamun into 4 pieces and layer it as shown above the shrikhand.

Add more shrikhand and then finally top with half a Gulab Jamun.

Step for making Gulab Jamun shrikhand shots for easy indian fusion dessert

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.

Gulab Jamun shrikhand cups

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 it in the refrigerator after assembling it for one day. Cover each assembled bowl with a plastic cling wrap.

I hope you enjoy this creative fusion dessert for your dinner parties this festive season!

If you are looking for more Diwali recipes, here are 15+ Diwali sweet and snack ideas!

Wishing all my friends and readers a very Happy Diwali. I hope this Diwali brings prosperity, peace, and happiness in your life.

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Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls (Indian Fusion Dessert)

An easy Indian fusion festive dessert – Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls. These are easy to put together, yet super flavorful. These mini dessert bowls are a party stunner!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Mini dessert bowls

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • 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.
    Gulab Jamun in a mini dessert bowl
  • Fill the bowl with shrikhand on top of the gulab jamun pieces. Then place half a gulab jamun on top.
    shrikhand bowl with Gulab Jamun on top
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios. Optionally, decorate with edible silver leaf on top.
    Gulab Jamun shrikhand in a bowl as a pretty dessert
  • Repeat with remaining bowl. Chill in refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

Notes

Glasses in place of bowls: You can also assemble this dessert in mini glasses – see the details and steps in the post.
Storing: You can store the bowls after assembling for 1 day in the refrigerator. Cover each assembled bowl with a plastic cling wrap.
 

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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    1. 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!