Jalebi Recipe - Tasty and a delicious Indian sweet, deep fried and dipped in sugar syrup.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) , Sugar

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Jalebi Recipe - how to make Jalebi


Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High


  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Sugar 2 1/2 cups

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee to deep fry

  • Yellow food colour or saffron colour (optional) a pinch


Step 1

Mix refined flour and soda bi-carbonate. Add two cups of water and make a smooth batter. Make sure that there are no lumps. Leave it overnight to ferment. Mix it again, add a little water if required and make it into a pouring consistency.

Step 2

To prepare sugar syrup mix equal quantities of sugar and water. Add cardamom powder and cook for twenty minutes. Heat ghee in a jalebi tawi or a flat kadai or a frying pan. Pour batter into a jalebi cloth and then pour it into medium hot ghee giving it a jalebi shape.

Step 3

Start from outside to inside for better results. Deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain and soak in the sugar syrup for five minutes. Drain and serve hot.

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