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Deepavali Special! - Recipe for Jalebis, a hugely popular sweet dish!

Posted on: 31/Oct/2020 12:11:10 PM
With the nationally celebrated Deepavali in a grand and joyful atmosphere around India around the corner, here is the recipe for making Jalebis, a favourite sweet item all over the country!

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup hung curd
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 5 strand saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 1/2 pinches of baking soda
  • 2 cup sunflower oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • 4 drops rose essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon edible food colour

The recipe
  • Prepare the Jalebi batter and let it ferment overnight! Mix together all-purpose flour, cornflour and baking soda in a bowl. Now, add ghee and food colour in the above mixture. To make a thick batter, add hung curd and water. Mix well until it is thick but has a slightly flowing consistency. Keep it aside for 8-10 hours to ferment. Note that this step is important to give that unique "khatta" taste to Jalebi.
  • To make the sugar syrup, heat water in a pan over medium flame. Add sugar and mix until fully dissolved.
  • Simmer the syrup until it attains one string consistency. Add saffron, cardamom powder and rose essence. Stir well.
  • Now, heat the sunflower oil in a pan over medium flame for deep frying. Fill the jalebi batter in a muslin cloth and pierce a small hole in the cloth. Squeeze the muslin cloth to make concentric circles. Move from inside to outside to make perfect circles. Deep fry the Jalebis. Fry till jalebis are crisp and golden.
  • Soak the jalebis in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Ensure that the sugar syrup is warm and not very hot. Now, remove from the syrup and place on a tray lined with butter paper or foil. Decorate with silver foil (optional) and serve the jalebis hot, warm or at room temperature with creamy Rabri.
  • Soak the Jalebis in sugar syrup and 2-3 minutes and serve warm with Rabri

To make the jalebi even more delicious, add a little bit of ghee to the batter, This will give jalebi that perfect aroma. To the crispy Jalebi, don`t forget to ferment the batter overnight.

  • The most important part of making Jalebi at home is to have the right consistency of your Jalebi batter. It should not be too thin or thick. Make sure the batter is of flowing consistency.
  • Traditionally, the Jalebi batter is fermented for 10-12 hours in warmth. But, if you live in a cold place, you must ferment it for 24 hours.
  • While frying the Jalebis, make sure the flame is on low. High heat will leave it uncooked from the inside. This will also give you ample time to give your Jalebis the best shape.
  • For Instant Jalebis, mix together all-purpose flour, cornflour, and a little turmeric. Then, add curd and water to it and whisk well in one direction to make a smooth batter.

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