Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe

Instant Jalebis ( Know Your Flours )

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Instant Jalebis, you would never have thought that jalebis can be made so easily!

Born in the north only to become famous all over India, the intricate jalebis have a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized, semi-fermented, sugary exterior coating, which contributes to the unique flavour of this dish.

Relish hot or cold as it is or with Instant Rabdi .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 to 8 servings
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For The Sugar Syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
1 tsp warm milk
2 tsp rose water

Other Ingredients
3/4 cup self rising flour
a pinch baking powder
1/3 cup fresh curds (dahi)
ghee for deep-frying
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  1. For the sugar syrup
  2. 1. Combine the sugar with 1/3rd cup of water together in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame till the sugar dissolves and is of 1 thread consistency, while stirring continuously. Keep the syrup warm.
  3. 2. Combine the saffron with warm milk and rub it lightly till the saffron dissolves.
  4. 3. Add the rose water to it and mix well. Add this saffron mixture to the sugar syrup and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Sieve the flour with baking powder and keep aside.
  2. Combine the curds with 1/3 cup of water in a bowl and whisk well.
  3. Add the flour and make a thick batter, making sure that no lumps remain. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a broad saucepan (the pan should be approximately 25 mm. (1") deep).
  5. Fill the jalebi batter into a piping bag with a single hole nozzle. Alternatively, use a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid to fill the batter.
  6. Press out round whirls of the batter into the hot ghee working closely from outside to the centre of the whirl [approximately 50 mm. (2") diameter].
  7. Deep-fry the jalebis till golden brown from both the sides and transfer immediately into the warm sugar syrup.
  8. Drain after 2 to 3 minutes and serve hot sprinkled with cardamom powder.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy133 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol1.6 mg
Sodium3 mg

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Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe
 on 07 Jun 19 09:16 PM

Can i use baking soda instead of baking powder?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sanchita, No, you should''nt. Baking soda is 3 times more powerful than baking powder. It might affect the texture of your jalebis.
08 Jun 19 09:01 AM
Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe
 on 05 Nov 18 11:51 PM

Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe
 on 10 May 18 02:05 AM

So is a serving for this recipe just one jalebi or more than one?
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Tarla Dalal    Zoe, its about 4 jalebis per serving. Thanks for asking.
30 May 18 05:19 PM
Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe
 on 24 Feb 17 06:15 PM

What is self raising flour?? Jalebi recepie sounds great??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Samreen, Self-rising flour is all-purpose flour that has baking soda and baking powder added to it.
Edited after original posting.
25 Feb 17 08:28 AM
Instant Jalebis, Quick Jalebi Recipe
 on 12 Feb 17 03:28 PM

Loved this instant jalebi recipe...
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear from you Sita that you loved the recipe. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback!!!
14 Feb 17 09:09 AM