Wednesday, 8 October 2014



Jalebi is a very popular sweet in the India. This sweet is a hot favourite on any special occasion be it a birthday, wedding or festival. Festivals like Diwali are incomplete without the preparation of this sweet dish.

These sweet crisp round whirls made from plain flour, deep fried and then dipped in sugar syrup. It has a crisp exterior and a chewy texture. The sugar syrup is flavoured with saffron/rose water. 

The Jalebi is a delicious sweet dish that you can make right in your own kitchen. This homemade jalebi recipe is actually very easy to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious.




For Jalebi:

1 cup fine flour/maida
1/2 cup yogurt
1 pinch cooking soda
Ghee for deep frying

For sugar syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water
1/2 pinch yellow food color
1/4 tsp cardamom powder



1. In a large bowl mix fine flour and cooking soda.

2. Now add yogurt, make a smooth and thick batter by adding some water.

3. Cover it and keep it to ferment for 24 hours.

4. Whisk the batter well, it should be a thick batter of dropping consistency.

5. Cook sugar with water, add cardamom powder and yellow food color,
    stir continuously, till the sugar dissolve. 

6. Cook the syrup till it reaches one string consistency. Keep the syrup

7. Heat ghee in a flat bottom kadai/ pan on medium heat. 

8. Take a cloth with a very small hole in middle or a zip lock bag with hole in

9. Pour some batter into jalebi cloth, gather edges and draw circles in a medium
    heated ghee.

10. Fry till crisp & light golden in color from both sides, drain it and add to sugar
      syrup for 2-3 mins.

11. Take jalebi out of syrup and serve hot. 



1. For frying jalebi in place of ghee you can use refined oil.

2. Cardamom is optional, you can use rose water also.

3. Always fry jalebi on medium heat.

4. Jalebi batter should be of smooth and pouring consistency not runny.

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  1. My favorite.. Just love this.. You have made it so perfectly.

  2. wow...Jalebi at home...its like dream to me....will definitely try