Jalebi is an Indian sweet which is known for its crispy exterior which holds a delicious liquid sugar syrup on the inside. I was inspired to make this because I had been craving some fresh, homemade Jalebi.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch of saffron
Combine into a narrow pot and boil, then keep at warm temperature.
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
- 1/2 pack ENO (or use salt with 60% baking soda and 40% citric acid)
- pinch of turmeric for color (you can also use orange food coloring)
- Combine and slowly add in water until it becomes a medium runny batter. Transfer the batter into a piping bottle.
- Heat the oil to a warm temperature so that the jalebi floats up. While pouring the batter, the oil should be at a medium heat, otherwise the jalebi will go flat.
- “Pipe” the jalebi into the oil into a spiral shape starting from the inside, finishing off with a line going across the whole spiral to prevent it from falling apart.
- Once it is crispy, immediately soak it in the sugar syrup for about 7 seconds or until you can see that the sugar syrup has been absorbed inside.
- Strain the jalebi and it is ready to eat!