Jalebi is a traditional Indian sweet dish that no special occasion can do without. This homemade Jalebi recipe is actually very easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious Jalebis though mostly eaten by themselves, can also be soaked in warm milk
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup yogurt
- Vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil for deep frying
- 1 cup sugar
- Few strands saffron
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 2 drops orange food coloring
- 2 tbs rose water
Mix the flour, baking powder and yogurt into a batter and keep aside for 24 hours to ferment.
Pour batter into a ketchup dispensing bottle.
To make sugar syrup: Melt the sugar with the rose water and boil to get a one thread consistency.
Turn off fire, add the saffron strands and cardamom and stir well.
Heat the oil in a deep wok-like dish. To test for the right temperature, drop a small amount of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and rises to the top of the oil, the oil is hot enough. Keep the flame on medium at all times to ensure all round cooking of the jalebis.
Now hold the ketchup dispenser over the hot oil and squeeze the batter into the oil into a wiggly, randomly coiled circle. Squeeze out several at a time.
Fry till light golden and then remove and put directly into the sugar syrup.
Allow to soak for 2-3 minutes and then remove.