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Are you looking for a simple way to make traditional Jalebi? Then this recipe is perfect for you. Jalebi is the most popular sweet in North India. It is also known as the national sweet of India eaten during festivals, weddings or any happy occassion. Jalebi goes well with curd or malai (cream).
  Maida 1 Pound
  Ghee/Cooking oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Pound
  Water 1 Liter
  Saffron 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 2 (Use Inner Seeds Only)

1. With the maida (flour) and sufficient cold water, make a batter. The consistency should be similar to that of thick cream. Let it stand it in a warm place for 24 hours to ferment.

2. When ready, use a deep pan and bring to boil ghee or any other cooking oil. Fill an ordinary small funnel (plugging the bottom spout with your finger) with the batter. Hold the filled funnel over the oil and remove your finger to let the batter run into continuous streams to form double circles or figure eights. (May require a little practice)

3. Make about six to eight jallebies depending on the size of your pan. Allow them to set, and turn them.

4. When quite crisp and of a pale biscuit color, separate Jallebies and put them in flavored syrup. After two or three minutes take the Jallebies out of the syrup and drain.

5. To make the Syrup -- Boil water. Add sugar, saffron and cardamom seeds and boil til syrup turns thick. Keep syrup warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Everyday, Kids
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1708 Calories from Fat 853

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g149.3%

Saturated Fat 60 g299.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 261.4 mg87.1%

Sodium 2.2 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 209 g69.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 151.3 g

Protein 8 g15.7%

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0.62%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Rajeev.Sharma's picture
Yammi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! delite . really jalebies r always delicious.
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
mouth watering.....national sweet of india......jalebies.
Miss.World's picture
Jalebiess.. yummy! we have it here in the UAE as well.. we have a traditional event 15 days before Ramadan and this is the main thing ^_^ I just love it :D but I have a question, what is Maida? does it have a different name? ^_^
Petal's picture
Maida is the indian name for unbleached white flour. You can get it from anywhere (same thing you usually use for cake mix etc).
Snigdha's picture
Also Maida is commonly found as All-Purpose Flour in most convenience stores.
Amit.Chopra's picture
Looks delicious and its my all time favorite
oatmeal's picture
I love jalebis!
yummyyum's picture
jalebi should be eaten hot while they are crisp...when they are cold and soft, eat them dipped in milk...
bon.vivant's picture
I love jalebis...they make for the perfect Indian breakfast and are great during festivals too. I only don't like the metanil yellowed jalebies tho and avoid those once I recognize that bright yellow coloring, which is actually not good to be consumed!
Anonymous's picture
Jalebies... eat then just like that... or with hot milk... or with ice cream... some even eat yogurt and jalebi... any form they are heavenly!
Anonymous's picture
I doubt, whether there is anyone who does not love Jalebi... it's just too good... also it brings lots of festive memories, as it is mostly associated to the festive days... however, it is little difficult to prepare them at home... I tried but never came out to be like the ones you get on the shops... will try again with this recipe. Thanks.
anonymous's picture
Jalebi is my favorite sweet.
Anonymous's picture
Have you ever tried doodh-jalebi. It is jalebi soaked in unsweetened kesar milk.
sumer mehta's picture
I love jalebis!
delicious.bites's picture
jalebi and dahi is an awesome combination!
colorfulcandies's picture
will definitely try making jalebi at home.
Anonymous's picture
Jalebis........with vanilla ice-cream......a must try combination
Anonymous's picture
i have always found making jalebis at home intimidating... maybe should out aside my reservations and give it a shot
chockyfoodie's picture
Jalebi are real treat. It should be eaten with Kesar doodh.
gujjufoodie's picture
Fafda Jalebi! Omigosh, Gujju food is simply the best! Can eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 365 days! Wish these divine jalebis were not so full of calories!
ashwaniAman's picture
Wahhhhhhh....... my mouth fills with water when I think about jalebi
aqeel tahir's picture
hi. dear chef i wanna to make 6 kg of how many spoons of sodium and ammonia should me put in the flour and water. please reply...
aqeel tahir's picture
hi. dear chef i wanna to make 6 kg of how many spoons of sodium and ammonia should me put in the flour and water. please reply...
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