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Jalebi (Indian sweets) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michelle Naicker
Added: Friday, August 1, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 and a half cups flour
1 tspn baking soda
half tsp cardamom powder
Oil for frying
yellow powdered food coloring
2 and a half cups sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Mix flour and baking soda. Add some water and make a smooth batter. Make sure there is no lumps.Leave it overnight to ferment.
Mix it again, add a little water if required and make into a pouring consistency.
Make a sugar syrup by adding equal quantities of water and sugar. Add cardamom powder and cook for 20 mins
Heat oil in a frying pan. Pour a shape similar to funnel cake, start from outside to inside for best results.
Cook it from both sides till crisp. Remove and keep it in sugar syrup for at least 5 mins before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-5
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2hrs
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can use a piping bag or a funnel to make the shape. It will take a few tries to get it right. If you want a crisper jalebi add a little rice flour to the initial mixture. Jalebi is very sweet and is generally served at Indian weddings.

 

 

 

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