One such dish which will forever be with us is JALEBI. A round crunchy sweet dish extremely popular in the northern region. Filled and coated with sugar syrup, this sweet is a treat to every occasion. It’s almost impossible to attend any occasion and not get confronted by jalebi. So, let’s see how we can enjoy this delicacy at home.
Following is the list of ingredients you will need to make jalebi:
- All-purpose flour- 1 cup
- Besan- 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric- 1/4 teaspoon
- Curd- 1/2 cup
- Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon
- Lemon juice- 2 teaspoon
- Sugar- 1 cup
- Saffron- 1/2 teaspoon
- Cardamon powder-1/2 teaspoon
- Take a vessel of your choice (preferable non-stick) and heat it on a medium-high flame.
- Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of water.
- Stir continuously for 1-2 minutes and check the consistency.
- Turn the flame off and cool it down. To check the consistency, keep the cooled syrup between your fingers and move your fingers away to see if it makes a string.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, and 1/2 teaspoon saffron.
- Remove from heat and let it cool.
- Take a deep round bowl to add 1 cup all-purpose flour, one tablespoon besan and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric.
- Keep mixing these ingredients until uniform.
- The batter neither has to be too thick nor too thin.
- If too thin, add some all-purpose flour and, if too thick, add some water.
- Mix the batter with a whisk for approximately 2 minutes to reach optimum consistency.
- Take a cloth bag and turn it into a cone shape and cut a small piece at the end of the triangular edge.
- Pour the whole batter into the cloth and seal the open end with your hands.
- Take vessel of your choice and heat in on a medium flame.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon of both oil and ghee and heat for 2 minutes.
- Once the oil is heated, take your cloth bag and start squeezing the bag in circular shape beginning from the end and slightly moving inside, making joined concentric circles.
- Turn the flame to low once all the batter is made into round figures.
- Remove all the jalebis once they are golden-brown.
- Directly add the jalebis into the sugar syrup made before and let it still for 2 minutes.
- Once coated completely, remove the jalebis and serve hot.
Total Preparation Time: 20-25 Minutes
Key Points To Consider:
- Do not make the batter too thick or too thin, or else the jalebis won’t be as crispy as they should be.
- To make it better, it is advised to fry all the jalebis on low heat. This will make your jalebi’s well cooked and extremely crispy.
- Make sure the oil is hot before adding your batter. Adding it to cold oil will ruin the consistency of jalebi.
With such easy ingredients and procedures, this classic Indian sweet is worth the effort. This dish has a taste of its own and is unmatchable. No matter how many discoveries and experiments are done, but this dish inevitably melts our soul. This crispy sugar-coated sweet dish is sure as an escape to a parallel universe. Try this easy recipe at your home and figure out it’s worth.