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Tasty and delicious Indian deep fried sweet.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 41-50 minutes

Cooking time : 1.30-2 hour

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida),





Level Of Cooking



  • Refined flour (maida)
    1 cup
  • Yogurt
    1/2 cup
  • Sugar
    3 cups
  • Milk
    1 tablespoon
  • Saffron (kesar)
    a few
  • Ghee
    for deep-frying


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk refined flour, yogurt and sufficient water to a smooth and pouring consistency batter. Cover and keep in a warm place to ferment for 24 hours.

Step 2

Beat the batter with your hands again for 15 minutes. Cook sugar with 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan on high heat, stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves.

Step 3

Add milk and when the scum rises to the top, collect it with a ladle and discard.

Step 4

Add saffron and cook, stirring, till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Keep the syrup warm. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai on medium heat.

Step 5

Pour some batter onto a jalebi cloth, gather the edges and make a tight potli.

Step 6

Squeeze round spirals into the hot ghee and deep fry, turning them over gently a few times, till they are evenly golden and crisp.

Step 7

Drain and soak in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Take them out of the syrup and serve hot.

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