Jalebi is a very popular sweet dish and dessert item loved by the people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Jalebi is also originally migrated dish which was brought into the Indian subcontinent by the Turkish invaders and comes from the Arabic word Zulabya. Jalebi is commonly found in sweetmeat shops throughout the country and here is a simple recipe which you can easily try at home for an evening snack or on religious events like Eid. Jalebi is a rich source of energy and good for health for almost every age ( only if you are not diabetic) as it relieves stress and provides strength to the brain made out of milk, flour, ghee and baking powder. You can serve Jalebi with tea or the most popular trend in winters is to dip Jalebi in a bowl of hot milk. It is often a favourite item by most of the people in the cold evenings.
Ingredients for Preparing Jalebi:
- All Purpose Flour: 1/2 kg
- Milk: 1/2 liter
- Ghee: 375 grams
- Sugar: 2 kg
- Yellow Food Coloring: 1 masha (0.97 grams)
- Baking Powder: 1 tola (11.66 grams)
- Add baking powder to all purpose flour (maida) and knead with milk.
- Once it becomes stiff, start kneading it with little water like we knead wheat flour. Knead until it gets inflated.
- Add remaining 360 grams milk to kneaded maida flour, mix and form a cream like mixture.
- Add sugar to 1/2 liter water. Also add yellow food coloring and cook until it forms three wire syrup.
- Take a tumbler with handle and pierce it from the bottom.
- Add ghee to frying pan and place on stove.
- Cover the bottom hole of tumbler with finger, add all-purpose flour, bring over the frying pan and remove the finger.
- Keep rotating the tumbler to form jalebi rings.
- Once jalebi becomes light yellow, put them into sugar syrup.
- Let them sit there for half hour until jalebi rings absorb the syrup well.
- Once you are sure that jalebi has absorbed the syrup well, remove from the pan.
- Apply silver paper (optional).
- Hot sweet jalebis are ready.
- Serve and enjoy.