Gulab jaman: Famous Pakistani Sweet

Gulab Jaman

Gulab Jaman

In Pakistan most of the people have a sweet tooth. Eating a sweet or sweet dish after every meal is a custom. Gulab jaman is amongst the most famous sweets of all. Originally it is a Bengali sweet but famous across South Asia and probably in the whole world for its only one of its kind texture and flavor.

Gulab jaman is a dessert which is made of a dough consisting mainly of milk solids (often including double cream and flour) in a sugar syrup flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater or saffron. Soft, juicy and normally served hot. The value added varieties of it are also striking the market like center filled with dry fruits.

The term gulab jamun comes from Persian, gulab, “rosewater” referring to the rosewater-scented syrup, and Panjabi jamman, m., “Syzygium jambolanum“, a South Asian fruit with a similar size and shape.

A similar Arabic dessert is luqmat al-qadi (Arabic for judge’s bread). Like the South Asian gulab jamun, rosewater syrup is often used; however saffron syrup and honey are also common. The Greek Loukoumades is also similar, differing primarily in the spices.

Gulab Jamun gets its brownish red color because of the sugar content in the milk powder or khoya. In other types of gulab jamun, sugar is added in the dough, and after frying, the sugar caramelization gives it its dark, almost black colour, which is then called kala jamun, “black jamun”.

It is most often eaten as a dessert, and usually eaten at festivals or major celebrations, such as marriages, celebrations of Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. There are various types of Gulabjamun and every flavour has its own taste.


U.S Plan to Capture Pakistan Nukes

Friend or Foe?
Friend or Foe?

This is an extract from an article written by Rowan Scarborough, the author of “Rumsfeld’s War: The Untold Story of America’s Anti-Terrorist Commander;” and “Sabotage: America’s Enemies Within the CIA.”

It indicates clearly how interested is America in our nuclear program and How desperately it is waiting for Taliban rule on Pakistan. This American dream has been shattered by Army operation called RAH-E-RAAST.

American intelligence sources say the military’s chief terrorist-hunting squad has units operating in Afghanistan on Pakistan’s western border and is working on a secondary mission to secure foreign nuclear arsenals if the Taliban or Al Qaeda overwhelm Pakistan.

The United States has a detailed plan for infiltrating Pakistan and securing its mobile arsenal of nuclear warheads. American intelligence sources say the operation would be conducted by Joint Special Operations Command, the super-secret commando unit headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

JSOC is the military’s chief terrorists hunting squad and has units now operating in Afghanistan on Pakistan’s western border. But a secondary mission is to secure foreign nuclear arsenals — a role for which JSOC operatives have trained in Nevada.

“We have plans to secure them ourselves if things get out of hand,” said a U.S. intelligence source who has deployed to Afghanistan. “That is a big secondary mission for JSOC in Afghanistan.” The source said JSOC has been updating its mission plan for the day President Obama gives the order to infiltrate Pakistan.”Small units could seize them, disable them and then centralize them in a secure location,” the source said.

A Pakistani official said the U.S. and his country have had an understanding that if either Usama bin Laden, or his deputy, Ayman Zawahiri, is located, American troops and air strikes may be used inside borders to capture or kill them.

What makes the Pakistan mission especially difficult is that the military has its missiles on Soviet-style mobile launchers and rail lines. U.S. intelligence agencies, using satellite photos and communication intercepts, is constantly monitoring their whereabouts. Other warheads are kept in storage. U.S. technical experts have visited Pakistan to advise the government on how to maintain and protect its arsenal.

Also, there are rogue elements inside Pakistan’s military and intelligence service who could quickly side with the extremists and make JSOC’s mission all the more difficult.

“It’s relatively easy to track rail-mounted ones with satellites,” said the intelligence source. “Truck- mounted are more difficult. However, they are all relatively close to the capital in areas that the government firmly controls so we don’t have to look too far.”

JSOC is made up of three main elements: Army Delta Force, Navy SEALs and a high-tech special intelligence unit known as Task Force Orange. JSOC was instrumental in Iraq in finding and killing Abu Musab Zarqawi, the deadly and most prominent Al Qaeda leader in the Middle East.

There is speculation in the intelligence community that a secondary reason for Army Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal being named the next commander in Afghanistan is that he headed JSOC in 2006-08 and is read-in on its contingency missions in Pakistan.

Adm. Michael Mullen, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, this month said that based on the information he has seen Pakistan’s nuclear warheads are safe.

“I remain comfortable that the nuclear weapons in Pakistan are secure, that the Pakistani leadership and in particular the military is very focused on this,” he said. “We the United States have invested fairly significantly over the last three years, to work with them, to improve that security. And we’re satisfied, very satisfied with that progress. We will continue to do that. And we all recognize obviously the worst downside of — with respect to Pakistan is that those nuclear weapons come under the control of terrorists. ”

Is it the beginning of a new world war?

Solution for Acne and Facial Problems

I want to share a simple remedy which has no side effects on skin for a healthy and glowing skin. It also work well for acne prone or oily skin. Just give it a try and let me know about your experiences.

Just take Camphor which is available in form of small cubes and let it grind a bit by using your fingers and add enough rose water to dip it completely. Place this mixture in a plastic utensil or Ice cube try to freeze. After freezing rub this cube onto your face gently and let its cool sensation be absorbed by the skin. Use twice or thrice a day and in summers it will improve your skin. You can freeze the remaining cube again and again.

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