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Sweet Jalebi

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For batter
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Gram flour 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), lukewarm (or as needed)
For syrup
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 1 Pinch
  Saffron 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
For frying
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)


Dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for about five minutes.
Mix the flour, besan (gram flour), oil, and sugar together.
Add the yeast solution and mix well, making sure that there are no lumps and the batter is smooth.
Set the batter aside and let it sit in a warm place for one hour.
Make sure the batter is fermented, but do not over ferment. After fermenting batter will be little lacy.


Boil the sugar and water together. Add the lemon juice and saffron and close the heat.

Making Jalebis:

Heat the oil in a flat frying pan about 1 1/2″ deep. To check if the oil is ready, put ont drop of batter in the oil, the batter should sizzle and come up without changing in color right away.
Fill the Jalebi batter into a piping bag with a number 3 nozzle. You can also use an empty bottle (i.e. empty ketchup or mustard bottle).
Squeeze the Jalebi batter out in the hot oil in a pretzel shape to about 2 inches in diameter.
Fry the Jalebis until golden-brown on both sides.
Transfer into the warm syrup.
Let jalebi soak in the hot syrup for a few seconds and take out.
Serve hot.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Deep Fried Indian Pretzels In Sugar Syrup

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 291 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.8%

Saturated Fat 0.49 g2.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1.8 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.67 g2.7%

Sugars 50.8 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1.4%

Calcium 0.5% Iron 4.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet Jalebi Recipe Video, Deep Fried Indian Pretzels In Sugar Syrup