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Jalebis are a popular Indian sweet that is also had with warm milk as part of breakfast. Here is a recipe that lets you master the fine art of making this delicious sweet at home.
  Flour 120 Gram
  Cornflour/Gram flour 55 Gram
  Curd 30 Gram
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (hot)
  Sugar 225 Gram
  Water 100 Milliliter
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ghee 375 Milliliter
  Saffron 3 Drop

• Sift flour and gramflour\ cornflour together.
• Beat curd and add to the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly.
• Pour the hot oil into the mixture and blend well. Add enough warm water to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency.
• Set aside for 24-hours to ferment. Add colour to the fermented batter.
• Mix sugar with water and make a syrup of 1 thread consistency. Add lime juice and strain., Keep it warm.
• Make a hole in center of a thick piece of cloth from which the batter can pass through.
• Heat ghee or oil in a kadhai. Press the batter directly into the hot ghee in spirals.
• Fry at low heat till crispand golden.
• Drain and immediately immerse in the warm syrup for about a minute. Then remove with a skewer resting against the ream for a few seconds.
• Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
A common belief is prevalent that when moghuls invaded and established their empire in our country in the 15th century AD they introduced jalebis in our Indian cuisine. But this is not wholly true. In our Vedic texts reference to jalebis is found under the name of “KUNDALIKA” which as a sweet delicacy was served specially during marriage feasts. The method of preparing jalebis continues even to this day. In SUSHRUT-SAMHITA, a medical text written between the 4th and the 2nd century BC, jalebis are mentioned.

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