Sunday, November 8, 2009

*Jalebi(deep fried spiral shaped desert deeped in syrup )

Jalebis are one of festive sweets in India.In northern part of India it is served in breakfast also, but rest of India it is a desert.My husband loves this a lot,Today while talking with my in-laws,,jalebi topic came so i though of posting this recipe.It is easy but little tricky.Traditionally they ferment the dough over-night,but here I use yeast for doing the same thing but save some time.It can se served hot or cold.
Here goes the recipe...



  1. 1/2 cup All Purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp besan (gram flour)
  3. 1/2 tsp yeast
  4. 1/2 tsp oil
  5. 1/2 tsp sugar
  6. About 1/3 cup of lukewarm water (as needed)
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. Pinch of cardamom powder
  4. Few strands of saffron(optional)
  5. 1 teaspoon of lemon juice(to control the cristalization)
Oil for frying
Squeeze bottle


  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in luke warm water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Mix the al purpose flour,gram flour(besan),oil.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and make a smooth paste.
  4. Let the batter sit for 1 hour.Don't let it over ferment.
  1. Boil the water and sugar together 10 minutes.
  2. Add cadamom and safron to the water and switch off the flame.
Jalebi making procedure:
  1. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.Test the oil putting a drop of batter.if it floats immediately then the oil is ready for fryingJalebis.
  2. Pour the batter in a squeeze bottle as shown in the picture.You can replace the zip lock with a hole in it.But I always use the squeeze bottle.

  3. When oil is ready squeeze the batter on hot oil making a spiral shape of 2-3 inch diameter.
  4. When the Jalebis are brown on both sides then take it out of oil and deep in syrup for few seconds and serve hot.

Tips: If you like crispy jalebis then add 1 tbsp rice flour to the batter

1 comment:

  1. Arey the title should have been , spiral desert that goes round and round and round (obvliously like spiral ) dipped in the highly dense sugar syrup .