Homemade Jalebi

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Homemade Jalebi

Jalebi is a tasty and cripy snack or an Indian dessert to relish on anytime. It is very ideal for any festival or a get together.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :6 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 21 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1 cup maida/all purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons fine rice flour

  • 3/4 cup sour curd

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 tablespoon ghee

  • 2 pinch turmeric powder for colour

  • 1 cup Ghee for deep frying

  • For the sugar syrup - 1 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 10 strands saffron


  • Take maida, rice flour, baking soda, 2 tablespoons ghee and turmeric powder in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly until well combined.
  • Add whisked curd to the dry ingredients and blend them all together to make a thick batter by adding little water if required.
  • The consistency of the batter should be towards thicker side and not runny.
  • One should be able to make a shape when piped in a piping bag or bottle.
  • Place the batter in a warm place for 6 -7 hours or overnight for fermentation.
  • Next morning stir the batter in a cut and fold motion to combine it once again.
  • This way the air remains in the batter and the jalebi will be crisp.
  • To make the sugar syrup, boil the sugar with water and saffron in a pan on medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • When the syrup becomes thick and stringy of one string consistency, add saffron strands and turn off the heat and keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a shallow pan for frying
  • Fill a squeezee bottle with batter and
  • pipe spirals of the batter into medium hot ghee, until you get atleast 3 circles.
  • Fry the jalebi on medium heat until golden in colour and crisp turning occasionally.
  • Once the jalebi is crisp and golden in colour, drain the excess ghee out and dip into the hot sugar syrup immediately for at least a minute, then drain them out on a strainer. Serve hot and crisp.
  • Tasty dessert is ready to relish