Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Funnel Cake from Delhi. Authentic Recipe of Jalebi.

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Things to know about Jalebi Recipe

The Indian Traditional Funnel Cake or Jalebi is a quintessential dessert served on happy occasions and festivals.

Hard to resist, the sweet snack is popular all over South and Western Asia. Jalebi is rightly called the “National Sweet of India” for its popularity throughout the country.

The spiral sweet evolved from the dish, Zalabia. Zalabia consisted of a dough made of yeast dipped in a syrup of honey. The recipe was brought to Medieval India by Turkic invaders.

Apart from India, the dessert is also popular in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Consumed in all seasons, the dish does not require expert cooking skills. Enjoyed by kids and adults alike, Jalebi is typically served as a starter at parties. During the month of Ramadan, Jalebi is also served during Iftar, the breaking of the fast.


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Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Funnel Cake from Delhi. Authentic Recipe of Jalebi.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: जलेबी
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Fermentation 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 40 mins
Dish Type Sweets Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fermented, Fried, Fried (Deep)

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Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 315 kcal

Ingredients
 

Batter

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Chickpea Flour
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Water

Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom Powder
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice

Frying

  • Oil For deep frying

Instructions
 

Batter

  • In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, chickpea flour, baking powder, cardamom powder, and baking soda.
  • Now add water little by little to form a batter which shouldn’t be too thick nor too thin.
  • Cover the batter and let it rest for about 12 hours.
  • Add sugar to a pan and add water and keep it until it comes to a boil.

Sugar Syrup

  • Add sugar to a pan and add water and keep it until it comes to a boil.
  • Cook till you get one string consistency in the sugar syrup. To check, touch slightly cooled drops of the syrup between your index finger and thumb. You will see the formation of a single strand or one string when you join and pull your fingers apart.
  • Add cardamom powder and lemon juice.

Frying

  • Transfer the batter into a squeeze bottle.
  • Heat oil on a pan on medium heat.
  • Squeeze the Jalebi batter onto the pan in a spiral motion from inside to outside.
  • Fry the Jalebi until it is crisp from both sides.
  • Remove the Jalebi from the oil and dip in sugar syrup for few seconds on both sides.
  • Remove it from the syrup and transfer it to the serving plate.

NOTES

  • While piping the Jalebi, make sure to heat the oil on low heat. A high temperature can ruin the shape of the Jalebis.
  • The Jalebi batter should neither be too hot nor too thin. Add flour if it’s too thin. Add water if it’s too thick.
COOKING TIPS:

Fermentation of the Jabeli batter also depends on the temperature of your city. In hot places, the fermentation will take lesser time.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 102mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Funnel Cake, Jalebi Recipe, जलेबी
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