Homemade Jalebi Recipe – Crispy, kesari and delicious
September 6, 2018
Jalebi is got to be the favourite amongst Indians having a sweet tooth. It has such a nostalgic vibe to it too. For us, it reminds us of our childhood Sundays when we used to relish Jalebis with milk.
Jalebi is a mithai (Indian sweet) or dessert that people in India love to have during celebrations or festivals and sometimes for even weekend breakfasts. (Comment and let us know if you had it too as a child)
This Jalebi recipe is quite convenient and easy and there are no fancy ingredients. The Jalebis stay crispy and awesome for hours.
Note – Makes 15 -20 jalebis depending on the size and serves 4-5 people.
3 cups of ghee or oil (for frying)
1 cup maida or all purpose flour
2 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp dahi or yoghurt
1 small pinch of red/orange food colour
2 tsp white vinegar
2 cup water
½ tsp baking soda
2 cups of sugar
6 cardamoms, crushed into powder
6-7 stands of kesar or saffron
½ a lemon’s juice
1 tsp rose water
10 pista or pistachios, sliced lengthwise
For making chashni or sugar syrup –
In a wide pan, add 2 cups of sugar and 1½ cups of water and cook on high heat till the sugar completely dissolves in the water.
Add cardamom powder, kesar or saffron and cook on medium heat until one string consistency (click here to know more) is achieved.
Take the pan off heat and add ½ a lemon’s juice and rose water.
For Jalebi batter –
In a mixing bowl, add maida, corn flour, dahi or yoghurt, food colour, white vinegar (check the measurements in the ingredients section) and ½ cup of water.
Mix them really well so that there are no lumps left and add a little water if required to achieve a thick flowing consistency.
Keep aside for 10 minutes and add baking soda and mix.