Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jalebi recipe

  • Maida / All purpose flour : 1 cup
  • Corn flour : 2 tbsp
  • Thick curd : 3/4 cup (approximately)
  • Cooking soda : 1 pinch
  • Ghee : 2 tbsp
  • Orange food color : 1/2 pinch
  • Oil + Ghee : for deep frying
For sugar syrup
  • Sugar : 1 cup
  • Water : 1 cup
  • Lemon juice : 1 tsp
  • Orange food color : 1/4 pinch
  • Rose essence / elaichi powder :  a little ( optional )
  • Mix maida, corn flour, cooking soda, ghee and food color in a bowl. Add curd and make a thick batter by adding more water. Consistency should be like vada batter. Keep it in a warm place for overnight or until it ferments well. Next day mix well with a ladle. it should be a sticky thick batter of dropping consistency.In another stove, boil sugar with water, food color, until sring consistency.  Then add lemon juice, essence / elaichi, and keep in lowest heat possible.

  • In a flat bottomed pan, heat oil + ghee. Level should be very low as shown in the pic. Take a durable ziploc bag with hole, fill with the batter and draw circles in a medium heated oil. Oil should never fume. Also it should be enough to fry the jalebis porous and crisp. So adjust the heat accordingly. Make 3-4 circles per piece and end the circle by overlapping the tip when you end, otherwise the shape wont be good.
  • Fry on both sides till crisp and drain it and add immediately to the hot sugar syrup. Let it be dunked in the syrup for 2 minutes at least. After some time, drain it and arrange in a plate.

  •  The batter consistency is very important, it should be thick like vada batter. If its runny, then jalebi will become flat.
  • While cooking jalebi, keep flame medium to make it crisp.
  • lemon juice prevents sugar from crystallizing.


  1. Awesome jalebis!!! iam eating some gulab jamuns as I type :) otherwise I would be in a sorry state.
    I would always wonder my jalebi doesnot get deep color now understood that color is addded to syrup too.You have such steady hands the one in the pan has come out well.

  2. these look so awesome.... jalebis have been on my to-do list since so long...

  3. Hi,
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    Your recipes looks so tempting :)

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  4. Jalebis look awesome and beautifully made, love it dear... very festive...

  5. that vibrant color....looks scrumptious....

  6. Jilabei is so colorful looks perfect treat. You have a nice blog, Love it.

  7. hey thank u for stoping by my space :) Lovely round jalebis u made :D im still trying my hand on it :D Check this out!!
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  8. These jalebis look yummy!! Got to make it some day :)