For jalebis, in a mixing bowl, take 1 cup maida. add 2 tbsp besan or gram flour, a pinch of baking soda and 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.
mix all the above dry ingredients with a spoon or a spatula.
Then add water. the amount of water to be added depends on the quality of flour used. I added 1 cup water. Depending on the quality of flour and besan, you can add from ¾ to 1 cup water. With the spatula or spoon, first mix. break the small or tiny lumps with the spatula or spoon while mixing.
Then in round circular directions stir the batter briskly for 4 minutes. This adds volume to the batter and makes it even and smooth.
The batter should have a flowing consistency. cover and keep the batter to ferment in a warm place for 12 to 15 hours. I kept for 15 hours. if you live in a cold climate, you can keep for 20 to 24 hours.
This is how the batter looks the next day. you will see small bubbles on the top.
Stir the batter and if you carefully see, the batter would have become thinner than what it was before fermentation.
So to thicken the batter again, add 1 to 2 tbsp of all purpose flour.
Now pour this batter in the squeezy tomato ketchup bottles that we get in the market. you can also use coconut shell and make a small hole in it. you can also use a piping bag or make your own with butter paper. depending on the capacity of the bottle, you can pour less or more in it.
Sugar syrup -
Take 1 cup sugar in a pan. add 1/4 tsp saffron strands to it. do add saffron as it gives a nice orange yellow color and also a nice flavour
Add 1/2 cup water. keep this pan on stove top on low flame and begin to stir, so that the sugar dissolves. on a low to medium flame, cook the sugar syrup.
Cook till you get one string consistency in the sugar syrup. once you get the one string consistency, switch off the flame and add 1/4 tsp lime or lemon juice. stir well. keep the sugar syrup on the burner itself so that it remains warm when you add the jalebis in it.
Frying jalebis -
Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan. You can also use ghee or 50% of both. Ghee gives a better flavor.
To check the temperature of oil, add a tiny amount of batter to the oil. if it comes up quickly and gradually the oil is hot enough for the jalebis to be fried.
Now squeeze the bottle and make concentric rings with the batter.
Either start from the center and move outside be careful while making the jalebis as the oil is hot
Once done form one side turn it to the other side and after frying dip it in chasini
Serve hot jalebis with rabri