Jalebi Recipe

October 7, 2011

Ingredients:

2 cups All purpose flour (maida)

11/2 tbsp fine grained semolina or rice flour

1/4th tsp baking powder

2 tbsp curd (plain yogurt)

11/4th cups warm water

1/2 tsp saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered

3 cups sugar

2 2/3rd cups water

1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder

11/2 tbsp kewra water or rose water

Ghee or vegetable oil for frying

Recipe to prepare Jalebi Recipe :

.    Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, baking powder, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl.
.    Mix well with a whisk.
.    Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth.
.    Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment.
.    Whisk thoroughly before use.
.    Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water.
.    Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.
.    Heat oil in a kadhai.
.    Pour the batter in a steady stream ( or coconut shell with a hole) into the kadhai to form coils.
.    Make a few at a time.
.    Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown.
.    Remove from the kadhai and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup.
.    Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup.
.    Take the jalebi out of syrup and serve hot.

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