Jalebi Video by Tarla Dalal

Jalebi Video by Tarla Dalal

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A quick variation of the traditional dessert using yeast to ferment the jalebis instantly

  

Recipe Description for Jalebi, Recipe For Jalebi, Homemade Jalebi

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Makes 15 jalebis
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Ingredients


For The Batter
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp dry yeast

For The Sugar Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 pinches saffron colour

Other Ingredients
ghee for deep-frying

For The Garnish
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tsp almond (badam) slivers
1 tsp pistachio slivers

Method

For the batter

  1. Combine the yeast with 2 tbsp of warm water in a bowl and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine this yeast mixture with the plain flour in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add 5 tbsp of water if required to make a thick batter and cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the sugar syrup

  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the sugar syrup is of 1 thread consistency.
  2. Combine the saffron strands, saffron colour and 2 tsp of sugar syrup in a bowl and add to the sugar syrup and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Select a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid and fill with the batter.
  2. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and press the bottle to form a coil shaped jalebi, starting from the inside to the outside.
  3. Deep-fry till the jalebis turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  4. Place the fried jalebis into the warm syrup. Leave for 2 minutes or till they soak the sugar syrup well and then remove from the sugar syrup.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with cardamom powder, almond slivers and pistachio slivers.
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