How to make it

  • Batter:
  • In a deep bowl, make a smooth batter of the flours, baking powder and lukewarm water.
  • Let batter rest unrefrigerated and uncovered 12 hours.
  • Syrup:
  • Immediately before frying the jalebis, combine sugar, cold water and cream of tarter in 4 qt. saucepan.
  • Stir over moderate heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat to high and cook briskly, undisturbed for 5 minutes, until 220 F on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat, stir in food colouring and rose water.
  • Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Jalebis:
  • Pour 3 cups vegetable oil into a 12" wok or a 10" karhai or into a deep fryer to 2-3 inches.
  • Heat oil to 350F.
  • Spoon 1-1/2 cups of the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tube 3/16" diameter.
  • Squeezing batter directly into hot oil, loop a stream of batter back and forth 4-5 times to form a sort of pretzel made up of alternating figure 8's and circles, one over the other.
  • Each jalebi should be about 3" long and 2" wide.
  • In batches of 5-6, fry the jalebis for 2 minutes, or until golden on both sides.
  • As they brown, transfer them to the syrup for a minute, then place them on a plate.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.
  • From: "The Cooking of India" - Jalebis

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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Added to FFF, Lor..very economical..Lovely recipe!
    Thanks and>>>
    YUMMY 55555! :()
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    chacha ate it and said...
    A friend of mine made these for me and they were delicious. I printed your recipe and show it to her and she gave your recipe her professional approval!
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    " It was just okay "
    samboli ate it and said...
    oo i love these. in iran we call these zouloubia !
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  • abbasi 13 years ago
    Wow!! i so much wanted to get its recipe.
    now i will make my own jalabeeyan at home.
    thank u :)
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    This is so good,I love them.They are so famous in Egypt.We call them ZALABIA or Loukmet El Kady..We make them sometimes in rounded shape or a ball shape.Thanks for posting.
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  • gingerlea 13 years ago
    I have to buy some rice flour. I have never used it but have seen so many recipes that call for it.
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  • dixiejet 13 years ago
    YUUUUUUUMY ! These look similar to something I use to LOVE when I lived in Turkey. We would buy them from the street vendors. Great post !
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  • organicmama 13 years ago
    Very nice! Thanks hon!
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