- 400 gr Maida Flour
- 700 gr Sugar
- 20 gr Rice Flour
- 1 gr Yeast powder for sweets
- 40 ml Light Yogurt
- 300 ml Hot Water
- 2 gr Saffron
- 600 ml Water
- 2 gr Cardamom Powder
- 20 ml Rose Water
- Vegetable Oil
The Jalebi is a typical dessert of the Indian Subcontinent and is usually served during important celebrations such as the Republic Day and Independence Day.
Jalebi are Indian pancakes. They are very sweet thanks to the sugar syrup and rose water that they cover once they are cooked. They can be eaten hot and can be eaten alone or drenched in hot milk or served with Indian tea with spiced milk. They are prepared for special occasions such as ceremonies and parties even if they are at the same time an appreciated “street food”. Very important in their preparation is the attention paid to frying, which must be impeccable. The jalebi are characterized by an orange color, given, in the recipe that we are going to discover, from saffron, which can be replaced by food coloring. Here’s how to prepare the jalebi with the original recipe of Indian cuisine found here.
Start the preparation by mixing the yogurt, flour, baking powder and rice flour in a ceramic bowl with 180 ml of water.
At this point, start preparing the syrup by dissolving the sugar in the water along with cardamom and saffron.
Take a Kadhai that is a round-bottomed pot, pour the mixture evenly inside to form spirals (we advise you to make a few at a time).
Now start frying the spirals until they become golden and crunchy, dip them in the syrup for about 6 minutes and serve.