Simple and delicious recipe for making jalebi at home

Sure! Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for making jalebi at home:


For the batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water

For the sugar syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

For frying:

  • Vegetable oil or ghee for deep frying


  1. Prepare the Sugar Syrup:
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water and heat over medium heat.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add saffron strands (if using) and cardamom powder.
  • Let it simmer for about 5 minutes until the syrup slightly thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and set aside.
  1. Make the Batter:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, gram flour, and baking powder.
  • Add plain yogurt and mix well.
  • Gradually add lukewarm water to the mixture and whisk until you get a smooth, lump-free batter. The consistency should be similar to a pancake batter.
  • Cover the bowl and let the batter rest for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. This step allows fermentation and gives the jalebis their characteristic tangy flavor.
  1. Fry the Jalebis:
  • Heat vegetable oil or ghee in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Fill a squeeze bottle or a piping bag with the batter. You can also use a plastic sauce bottle with a small hole.
  • Squeeze the batter into the hot oil to form small circular shapes or pretzel-like spirals. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the jalebis until they turn golden and crisp on both sides. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the fried jalebis from the oil and drain excess oil by placing them on a paper towel.
  1. Soak in Sugar Syrup:
  • While the jalebis are still warm, gently immerse them in the prepared sugar syrup.
  • Allow them to soak for 1-2 minutes so that they absorb the syrup and become sweet and flavorful.
  1. Serve:
  • Once soaked, remove the jalebis from the syrup and serve them warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy the homemade jalebis as a delightful treat with your family and friends! Remember that making perfect jalebis might take some practice, but the effort is definitely worth the delicious results. Happy cooking!

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