Sweet Treats

Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi
Jalebi is an Indian sweet made of a coil of batter fried and steeped in syrup.

  Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Maida (Flour)
  2. 1 tsp Besan (Gram flour)
  3. ½ tsp Fresh Yeast, Crumbled Well
  4. 1 tbsp Ghee, Melted
  5. 1 tsp Sugar
  6. 3 drops Yellow Food Color
  7. For deep frying Oil or ghee
  8. Ingredients for making Sugar Syrup
  9. ½ cup sugar
  10. A few strands of saffron or kesar
  11. ¼ tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Sieve the maida and the besan together properly.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in just one tbsp of water.
  3. Mix together the flour, yeast, ghee, sugar, lemon and the yellow color food color along with 2/3 cup of water in order to make a thick batter, and make sure that there are no lumps in between. and Keep this batter aside for around ten minutes.
  4. Heat the ghee in a broad frying pan and ensure that the ghee is at least 25 mm or one inch deep.
  5. Put all the jalebi batter in a piping bag that has a single hole or a thick cloth having a tiny hole in its center.
  6. Press out slowly round whirls into the hot oil or ghee making round shapes like whirls (roughly two inches in diameter)
  7. Deep fry all the jalebis in the oil or ghee till they turn golden brown and then transfer them into the warm sugar syrup.
  8. Drain immediately and then serve them hot.
  9. Instructions for making Sugar Syrup
  10. Dissolve the sugar with half a cup of water and then cook on slow flame till the syrup is of two string consistency.
  11. Add the saffron strings and the lemon juice and mix it well in the syrup.
  12. Remove the syrup from fire and keep it aside.
Notes
  1. Do not allow the jalebi batter to become too fermented.
  2. Fry the jelebis as soon as the batter has been kept aside for ten minutes

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