Thursday, September 15, 2011

Indian Cooking Challenge August 2011 - Jalebi

I prepared 'Jalebi' for  Indian Cooking Challenge. This event is organized by Srivalli every month and am excited to join the event starting this month. For the month of August , Srivalli came up with the 'Jalebi' recipe.
Here is the recipe below
For Batter
1. All purpose Flour / Maida - 100 gm
2. Corn Starch - 30gm ( You need to add little more to make the batter thick )
3. Yoghurt - 1 Cup
4. Lime Juice - 1 tsp
5. Oil - 1 tbsp ( heat the oil before pouring it to the batter )
6. Saffron - a large pinch
In a bowl , Take all the above ingredients , whisk together such that there are no lumps and make a thick batter. Allow it to ferment overnight.
For Syrup
1.Sugar - 1 cup
2.Water - 1/2 cup
Add Sugar and water in a vessel and heat it till the sugar dissolves. Keep stirring continuously until you reach a syrup consistency. Keep it warm.
For Jalebi
1. Oil for deep frying
2. Zip log cover or Sauce bottle ( plastic one )
Pour the batter into zip log cover with one end cut ( Make sure the hole is thin ). Pipe and press the batter into hot oil . fry the jalebi till golden brown and crisp. Drop the Jalebis into warm sugar syrup and take it out immediately
Note : I did not get the exact shape of Jalebi as my batter was little thin and I need more practice . Also sugar syrup got crystallized ( to avoid this , you can add little lime juice ) 
So make sure to make the batter thick . Keep the sugar syrup warm and remove the Jalebis from sugar syrup and do not allow it for a long time.


  1. Yummy jalebis.

  2. Looks good, dont worry about the shape, its the taste that matters more!!! sure, it must have tasted great!!!!


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