Gulab jamun (also spelled gulaab jamunlit.‘Rose water berry’ or ‘Rose berry’) is a sweet confectionary or dessert, originating in the Indian subcontinent and a type of mithai popular in IndiaPakistanNepal, the Maldives (where it is known as gulab ki janu), and Bangladesh, as well as Myanmar. It is the national dessert of India. It is also common in nations with substantial populations of people with South Asian heritage, such as MauritiusFijiGulf states, the Malay PeninsulaGreat BritainSouth Africa, and the Caribbean countries of JamaicaTrinidad and TobagoGuyana, and Suriname. It is made mainly from milk solids, traditionally from khoya, which is milk reduced to the consistency of a soft dough. Modern recipes call for dried or powdered milk instead of khoya. It is often garnished with dried nuts such as almonds and cashews to enhance flavour.