As we gather around the kitchen to cook up some sweet treats, we’ve stumbled upon some delightful images of jalebi that have our taste buds tingling and our mouths watering! Check out these stunning visuals below and let’s get cooking!
For those who have never experienced the joy of jalebi, it is a popular Indian dessert that is made by deep frying batter in a spiral shape and then soaking it in a sweet syrup made of sugar, saffron and cardamom. The result is a crispy, crunchy and sticky treat that is perfect for any sweet tooth lover.
Homemade Jalebi Recipe:
Before we begin, take a look at the list of ingredients below and make sure you have them all.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon fine semolina
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- A pinch of food coloring (optional)
- For the Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- A few drops of lime juice
Step 1: Making the batter
Combine the all-purpose flour, semolina, baking powder, and ghee in a mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well with your hands till it looks like bread crumbs. Add the yogurt and mix well until it becomes a smooth batter. You can also add food coloring (if desired) to enhance the visual appeal of your jalebi.
Step 2: Preparing the syrup
Mix the sugar and water in a pan and place it over medium heat. Add the saffron strands and cardamom powder and mix well. Keep stirring the mixture until the sugar dissolves completely. Cook it for around 5-6 minutes until it comes to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes. Now add a few drops of lime juice to the mixture, stir well and let the syrup cool down.
Step 3: Frying the Jalebi
Heat the oil in a deep fry pan. Take a squeezable bottle, pour the batter into the bottle, and squeeze the bottle over the hot oil in a spiral shape. Fry the jalebi until it turns golden brown. Repeat till you finish the remaining batter.
Step 4: Soaking the Jalebi
When all the jalebis are fried, remove them from the hot oil and dip them in the cool sugar syrup. Turn them over to coat them evenly in the syrup. Let them soak in the syrup for around 5 minutes until they become soft. Remove the jalebis from the syrup and serve them hot with yogurt or rabri.
We hope this recipe helps satisfy that sweet tooth craving of yours! Enjoy some warm, sticky, and delicious homemade jalebi made in your own kitchen.