Indulge in the Irresistible Delight of Fresh and Hot Jalebi!

Jilebi, also known as Jalebi, is a popular sweet dish in India and other South Asian countries. It is made by deep-frying a fermented batter of all-purpose flour (maida) or wheat flour into a spiral or pretzel-like shape. The fried jilebi is then soaked in a sugar syrup, which gives it a sweet and sticky texture. Jilebi is often flavored with saffron and cardamom, giving it a distinct aroma and taste. It is commonly served as a dessert or snack and is enjoyed on festive occasions and special events.

Here’s a recipe for making fresh jalebi:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder (for color, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A few strands of saffron (optional)
  • Oil or ghee for frying

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, chickpea flour, yogurt, baking powder, turmeric powder (if using), and ghee. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add water to the mixture while stirring continuously until you achieve a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to that of a pancake batter. Allow the batter to rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the sugar syrup. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat the mixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. Add a few strands of saffron for flavor and color (if desired). Once the sugar syrup comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes until it reaches a slightly sticky consistency. Keep the sugar syrup warm.
  4. Heat oil or ghee in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat.
  5. Take a jalebi bottle or a piping bag with a small round nozzle. Fill it with the prepared batter.
  6. Squeeze the batter in a spiral or pretzel shape directly into the hot oil or ghee. Start from the center and work your way outward.
  7. Fry the jalebis until they turn golden brown and crispy. Flip them gently using tongs to ensure even cooking.
  8. Once the jalebis are cooked, remove them from the oil and drain the excess oil by placing them on a paper towel.
  9. Dip the hot jalebis into the warm sugar syrup. Allow them to soak in the syrup for a few seconds, then remove and place them on a serving plate.
  10. Serve the fresh jalebis warm and enjoy their deliciousness!

Note: Jalebis are best enjoyed when they are fresh and warm. You can garnish them with some crushed pistachios or almonds for added flavor and presentation.

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