Jalebi

Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

For Sugar Syrup

1 Cup Sugar

¾ Cup Water

½ lemon juice

½ tsp Saffron Strands

For Khameer Jalebi

1 Cup Refined Flour

½ tsp yeast

2 tsp gram flour

½ cup water 

For Instant Jalebi

1 Cup Refined Flour

¼ Cup Yogurt

1 tsp Vinegar

½ tsp Baking Powder

Other Ingredients

Ghee or Oil, for deep frying

Process

For Sugar Syrup

  • Add sugar and water in a pot, heat on medium flame.
  • When the sugar melts, add lemon juice and keep stirring till one string consistency is achieved.
  • Now add in saffron and mix well. Turn off the flame and set aside till in use.

For Khameer Jalebi

  • Mix refined flour, yeast, gram flour & water in a bowl. Set aside for 6-7 hours to ferment.
  • Once the batter ferments, beat it once again and mix.
  • While mixing the ingredients, the batter will remain thicker than the usual batters as the starch will break down while fermenting and the batter will get thin.

For Instant Jalebi –

  • In a mixing bowl combine refined flour, baking powder, vinegar, yogurt and mix well. Set aside for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup water and whisk till there are no lumps.
  • Now whisk for 2 mins so the air incorporates.

For Making Jalebis-

  • Fill the prepared batter in piping bag or ketchup bottle.
  • Heat oil for deep frying in a wide mouth pan.
  • Form round whirls working closely from outside to the centre.
  • Fry the jalebis till golden in colour. Remove the jalebi and immediately steep in prepared sugar syrup.
  • Soak the jalebis for 3-4mins. Remove and arrange on a plate.
  • Repeat till all the batter is used up. Serve hot.
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