Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi Recipes

Ingredients :

Batter :

2 cups

1/2 cup

7 g

1/2 tsp

2 tbsp

11/2 tbsp


Syrup :

3 cups

3 cups

1 tbsp

1/2 tsp

11/2 tsp


plain flour

rice flour

fresh yeast 1/2 tsp dried yeast and 1/2 cup lukewarm water

saffron strands

boiling water


vegetable oil for deep frying


tepid water


corn syrup

rose essence

orange food coloring

Method :
  1. Sift both flours into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the fresh yeast.
  3. If using dry yeast, stir it in half a cup of lukewarm water and set aside for five to ten minutes to activate it.
  4. Put the saffron strands in a cup and leave to soak for 10 minutes in boiling water.
  5. Add the saffron strands in water to the flour.
  6. Put in the dry yeast mixture.
  7. If using fresh yeast, add half a cup of lukewarm water to the flour to 'thin out' the mixture.
  8. Stir well until the mixture is smooth.
  9. Add the yoghurt and beat to a firm batter.
  10. Set it aside for an hour.
  11. Stir vigorously again before beginning to fry.
  12. Heat the vegetables oil in a deep frying pan till a high temperature.
  13. Using a funnel, pour in the batter making figures of eight.
  14. Fry, turning occasionally until crisp and golden on both sides.
  15. Lift out, drain for a few seconds, then soak jalebi in the syrup for a minute.
  16. Remove the jalebi and place it on a plate t0 drain.

To make the syrup :

  1. Heat the sugar and water over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Turn up the heat and leave the mixture to boil for several minutes until the syrup is fairly thick in consistency.
  3. Remove from heat, add the rose essence and orange coloring and set aside until lukewarm.

Serves 6 - 8

Jalebis should be served as soon as possible after making as they don't remain crisp for very long.

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