What could possibly improve a delicate doughnut dumpling? If your brilliant idea was to submerge them in a pool of sugar syrup scented with heavenly rosewater, don’t even bother writing that trade mark application.

Someone got in before you.

Several centuries ago.

Say salutations to Gulab Jamun!

These milky, spongy balls of breathtaking beauty will vary in shape and size depending on where you are, but the recipe was derived from a dish brought to India by Persian invaders (which is why you may find similar desserts across Asia).

Though Gulab Jamun are traditionally brought out for special Indian occasions like weddings and festivals, realistically they should be dished out every damn day of the year.

Put these balls in your mouth after dinner tonight.