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!
Are you still thinking about 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
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls (Indian Fusion Dessert)
- Mini dessert bowls
- 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.