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) (मैदा), Sugar(चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Pethe Ki Barfi, Nariyal Chawal ke Ladoo, Kiwi Mango Shrikhand, Chakkravalli Kelanga. Or try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Cabbage Black Chana, Green Peas Kadhi, Mixed Vegetable Cutlets, Poha Roll.

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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