Jalebi | How to make Jalebi

By Saranya Manickam  |  10th Dec 2016  |  
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    3 / 4Hours
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About Jalebi Recipe

Most of the sweets that we think are very tough to prepare are actually very easy to make. One such sweet is Jelabi. I love jelabi for its juicy, colourful and aromatic flavour. Also it is very easy to make and makes our festival more rich.

Jalebi, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Jalebi is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Saranya Manickam. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Jalebi is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Jalebi recipe by Saranya Manickam. Jalebi can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Jalebi just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Jalebi can serve 105 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Jalebi.


Ingredients to make Jalebi

  • urad dal 1/2 cup
  • sugar 1 cup
  • water 1/2 cup
  • Red food colour a pinch
  • rose essence 4 drops
  • Cardamon 1 small piece
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Oil / ghee for deep frying ( I used refined oil)

How to make Jalebi

  1. Soak urad dal in water for 1 hour.
  2. Grind in grinder without water. If required sprinkle very little water. After grinding the batter must be puffy and not watery.
  3. In a small pressure cooker (3 litres) add sugar, 1/4 cup water, close the cooker and boil in high heat for 7 whistles.
  4. Immediately release pressure and open the cooker, add peeled cardamon, rose essence, lemon juice and mix well. Keep it aside till further use.
  5. In a bowl add urad dal batter , food colour and mix well.
  6. Take a thick poly cover and fold it to cone shape , make a peanut size hole at the bottom of cone and fill it with batter.
  7. Heat oil in a wide kadai and drop a little batter to the oil. If the batter immediately comes to top ,then it is the right time to fry the jelabis.
  8. Squeeze the batter in circles in hot oil and fry till crispy ( may be it takes 2 mins) . When done remove from oil and drop them in sugar syrup immediately.
  9. After 5 mins of soaking remove from syrup and place them in another bowl. Same way fry and soak the entire batter.
  10. Thats all!! Enjoy hot or cold jelabis .Hot jelabis will be little crispy. After 3 to 4 hours the jelabis will turn to super soft.

My Tip:

Boil the sugar syrup till it thickens just before one string consistency (as after removing from heat it will thicken). Lemon juice is added to avoid crystallization.

Reviews for Jalebi (3)

Zeen Amrina year ago

Can v make sugar syrup in a regular way, the way v do for gulab jamun n all? Not in pressure cooker..
Saranya Manickam
9 months ago
yes you can

Sharmila Ravi Karthikeyan3 years ago

super! !yummy
Saranya Manickam
2 years ago
thank u dear

Shipra Saxena3 years ago

love them!
Saranya Manickam
2 years ago
thank you Shipra

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