Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jalebi For Indian Cooking Challenge

For us Indians any celebration or festival is incomplete without sweets. During festivals almost all the Indian kitchens have same scene~mother's and grandmother's standing for hours, sweating profusely but still making amazing sweets to feed all the greedy tummies. Jalebi is one sweet which was never made in my home, but on many weekends my dad used to treat us with the jalebi ,samosa and poha from the famous sweet shop in town. There was  always a long queue in that shop..and the jalebi's used to vanish in no time. 

When I saw Srivalli's Indian Cooking Challenge this time, I was holidaying and could not take part, but the jalebi's were daily floating in my dreams :) So after returning I made these. The process was very simple and the result was crisp finger licking good Jalebi's.



Ingredients:

For the batter:

All Purpose Flour- 100 grams
Cornflour- 30 grams
Curd- 1 cup
Lime Juice- 1 tsp
Hot Oil- 1 tbsp
Saffron Colour- a pinch

For the sugar syrup:

Sugar- 1 Cup
Water- 1/2 Cup
Lime Juice- 1/2 tsp
Saffron- few strands
Cardamom Powder- a pinch

Oil to fry the jalebis




Procedure:
  • In a bowl mix together all the ingredients of the batter. Whisk everything together so that there are no lumps. Set aside overnight for fermentation.
  • Make Sugar syrup by mixing sugar and water and boil it till light syrup consistency is achieved. Add in saffron, cardamom powder and lime juice. Keep the syrup warm.
  • Heat oil on medium flame.
  • In a squeezy ketchup bottle transfer the batter.
  • Once the oil is hot squeeze the batter directly in the hot oil in the shape of spirals. Keep the temperature of the oil medium hot.
  • Once the jalebis are fried , drop the hot jalebis in warm sugar syrup. Take out the jalebis in a minute out of the syrup.
  • Serve the jalebis hot.



Notes:

  1. Keep the batter thick.
  2. The oil should be medium hot.
  3. Make thin jalebis so that they stay crisp.
  4. Jalebis can be served with hot milk or rabri.

41 comments:

  1. Wow! Jalebis look awesome. Perfect shape, nice color and sounds delicious. I'm craving for these jalebis.

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  2. wonderful shapes and perfectly done. nice clicks

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  3. Looks just so perfect ..nice shape and just so yum

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  4. welcome back raji- nicely done jalebis; loved the last pic especially

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  5. Wow awesome Raji..the jalebis have come out so well!!..glad you could join us finally...

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  6. I love this one..jalebi looks perfect n crisp...just the way I love

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  7. very yummy and tempting jalebi ...love to have them
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  8. WOW! Jalebis are so perfect!! Love the way it turned out. Beautiful:)

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  9. I'm so much tempted after seeing this yummy jealibi's

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  10. What perfect looking delicacies! Your recipe has come out so well.

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  11. This recipe looks so good...You have made it perfect...Will surely try soon...Thanks for the recipe...

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  12. delicious looking jalebi looks wonderful

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  13. Wow! those jalebis looks so yummy. Raji ..How do you make such perfect circles? Wonderful!

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  14. Oh my...What perfect & crisp jalebis!!! My mouth`s watering!!! You have done justice to this lall time fav classic sweet dish!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Awww...thats so perfect & tempting...How did you manage to get so perfect shape for everyone...:)

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  16. jalebis look amazing, lovely clicks n presentation..

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  17. Omg, those jalebis looks super prefect and fabulous..

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  18. Omg, mouthwatering here..wat a fabulous jalebi...

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  19. Welcome back Raji, nice to see your post after a long time. This surely looks delicious.

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  20. Perfect! This is how a jalebi has to be :) Nice clicks as well!

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  21. wow perfect spiral shaped jalebis dear,luks so tempting...

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  22. they look awesome......beautiful presentation Raji......glad to follow you....visit my space when time permits
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  23. Delicious treat,looks divine,love the shape

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  24. These are the perfect ones I have seen from the lot. Look so professional, amazing :)

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  25. Looks crisp and you have got perfect swirls...Lovely.

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  26. These are just amazing! I am sure they taste as equally delightful...gorgeous!

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  27. looks perfect n yummm
    excellent try Raji..:)

    Tasty Appetite

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  28. Oh my .. the jilebi's are looking so inviting and tasty.

    Vardhini
    Zesty Palette

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  29. Jalebi looks perfect.First time here.
    Following you,please do visit my space.

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  30. Sounds wonderful.. I am so looking to find a perfect jalebi here..

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  31. Yummy jalebis (oh, they are my favourite!). I crave for them all the time...more because I am living far from my country! Now I can make them easily at home!!

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  32. hi raji, first time to ur blog n blog looks very colourful...jalebi looks perfect n nice colour! im glad to follow u dear!

    Rekha
    http://www.rekhasrecipe.com/

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  33. I love piping hot jalebis ! wow...these look so good :D

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