Jalebi

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. 


Sugar syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of saffron
Combine into a narrow pot and boil, then keep at warm temperature.

Jalebi batter:
  • 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)
Instructions:
  1. Combine and slowly add in water until it becomes a medium runny batter. Transfer the batter into a piping bottle. 
  2. 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. 
  3. “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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Strain the jalebi and it is ready to eat!





Comments

Layla said…
These look so scrummy!
Benjamin said…
I've never tried these before, but after reading this page, I guess I have to!