Juhlaybee or Jeelaybee it is a delicious dessert. Jalebis are orange yellow
in color and are about 3 inches in diameter. They are essentially deep
fried batter in a coiled form soaked in sugar syrup.
You get ready mixes like
the Gits that I have tried and come out great or you can follow the recipe
Jalebi Cooking Instructions
- Sieve the contents
of pack and mix with 125ml (4 fl.oz) water and stir into smooth batter.
Pour into Gits
Jalebi Maker (which is like a ketchup dispenser) or a thick cloth with
- Heat 250g of edible oil or Ghee into a shallow pan. Hold
nozzle of the maker just above the surface of the oil, and squeeze to make
circles with the batter, starting from the centre and sealing the end in
the last half round
- Deep fry on a medium
heat till crispy and golden
- Immerse jalebi in
warm sugar syrup for 20 seconds, and serve hot or cold.
To make Jalebis from scratch
For the batter : Make this a day ahead
flour with the baking powder. Add 1/2
cup of water to the yogurt and beat well. Add it to the flour. Mix it,
add a little water if required to make a smooth batter until it is of pouring
consistency. Leave it overnight to ferment.
- 1 cup
- a pinch
- 1/2 cup
- Oil for
Food Color - 2 drops Yellow, 1 drop Red
For the syrup
sugar in 1 cup of water and boil for 15 minutes. Warm the
saffron in a small vessel, add a little milk until the
saffron dissolves. Add to the syrup. Add the rose
- 1 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 2 teaspoons
should be of 1 thread consistency. Keep the syrup warm.
To Make the
- Heat the oil
in a wok.
- Select a
plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid and fill with the
batter. ( A ketchup dispenser works great )
- Press the
batter out from the bottle into the hot oil in the form of a
jalebi (like a coiled serpent)
- Fry on both
sides until light golden brown. Take out and place on a paper
napkin. Wait for 1 minute.
- Drop the
fried jalebis into the hot syrup. Leave for 2 minutes and then
- Enjoy them
warm. Store in an air-tight container.
here for a Flickr picture of a man making Jalebis in India