Before i could finish saying jaaleeebiii,i am already drooling...This sweet post is dedicated to my sweet elder sis,the jalebi girl from our family who is very fond of jalebis.When she was pregnant,her craving for jalebi grew more and my Brother-in-law used to bring fresh batches of jalebis from AAB for her!!This Sweet-Sour sweet(not a tongue twister) with the floral essence and a pinch of cardamon flavour makes it heavenly to eat..Here goes the recipe...
All purpose flour-1 cup
Curd-1/2 cup +2 Tbsp
Rice flour-2 Tbsp
Baking powder-1/8 tsp
Water -as needed
Food colour(yellow or orange )
Ghee/Oil for frying
FOR SUGAR SYRUP:
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Cardamon powder-1/8 tsp
Rose essence(opt)-as needed
- In a bowl,mix All purpose flour,Baking powder,Rice flour and food colour.Then add curd and few tbsp of water and whisk it well.The batter should be quite thick and smooth.Cover this batter and keep it aside to ferment overnight .If you see bubbles on the batter the next day,it means the batter has fermented well.
- Boil water and sugar till it reaches one string consistency.After it reaches the required consistency,add cardamon and rose essence.Finally add the lemon juice to stop crystallizing of the sugar.Pour the fermented batter into a jalebi bottle or a thick plastic bag and pierce a small hole in it.
3.Heat ghee/oil in a frying pan.Once the oil is hot ,reduce the flame to medium.To test whether the oil is too hot,pour few drops of batter to the oil,if it rises very quickly then the oil is very hot and the flame should be reduced to medium.Pour the batter in spiral patterns starting from the middle and moving outwards.The batter will rise up slowly frombottom.Flip to the other side and cook the jalebi until it is crispy,dark yellow in colour.
4.Remove the jalebis and immerse them in the sugar syrup for 2 to 3 minutes.
Enjoy jalebis as it is or with rabri or icecream!!
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