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One of the most famous desserts of North India and Pakistan.

Jalebi is a sweet dish from the Indian subcontinent that is made from deep-fried batter which is shaped into coils and then soaked in sugar syrup. It is often eaten for breakfast or as a dessert.

These are deep fried pastry soaked in sugar syrup that is traditionally served on the eve of Diwali.

Jalebi can be made at home by heating oil in a frying pan and pouring in batter to form rings. The rings are then deep-fried on both sides until they turn golden brown and crisp. They are then removed from the pan, drained of excess oil, and soaked in sugar syrup for fifteen minutes to half an hour until they turn into a light, caramelized brown color.

The dessert can be served hot or cold and dipped in either sugar syrup or honey.


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Jalebi Recipe

One of the most famous desserts of North India and Pakistan.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Ingredients for Jalebi

  • 2 cup Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 1/4 cup Corn Flour - 1/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 cup Thick Curd
  • a large pinch Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • for frying Oil
  • a pinch Orange Food Colour

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cup Water
  • few Saffron Strands
  • few drops Rose Essence optional
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

How to make Jalebi

  • Mix maida, corn flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add ghee and food colour.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the curd and enough water to make a thick batter.
  • Keep aside for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Using a ladle, mix well until it thick but has a pouring consistency.
  • To make the sugar syrup, heat water in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add sugar and mix until fully dissolved.
  • Simmer until it has an one string consistency.
  • Add the saffron, cardamom powder and rose essence.
  • Stir well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying over medium flame.
  • Fill a piping bag (or a ziploc bag with a small hole) with the batter.
  • Gently squeeze it over the hot oil and form spirals.
  • Fry until golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove, drain excess oil and drop them in the sugar syrup.
  • Leave them in the syrup for 2 to 5 minutes.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

1 comment

sathyapriya October 22, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Perfect jalebis ..Love to have them anytime ..Nice job


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