JALEBI For those who don't know, Jalebi, is a South Asian sweet made of a coil of fried batter and steeped in syrup. It is often had with tea and is more popular during the month of Ramadan. This is my take on the recipe, its quick, simple and turned out way better than I had expected.
1 cup water
1 cup granulated Sugar
2-3 green cardamoms
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2-3 tablespoon lukewarm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
1 cup flour
1 tsp orange food colour (or as required)
1 tbsp melted Ghee (or vegetable oil)
1 tbsp Gram flour (besan)
Water as required
Add water, sugar and green cardamoms in a pan and bring to boil. Cool until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
To check if it's the right consistency, take some syrup from the back of a wooden spoon and press between your index finger and thumb, you should be able to see a very thin string as you move your finger and thumb apart. This means the syrup is ready.
Transfer to a wide dish and add the lemon juice to avoid crystallisation. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix luke warm water, sugar and yeast. Mix well and set aside, covered for 15 minutes or till the top becomes frothy.
In a separate bowl, add flour, orange food colour, melted ghee, gram flour and the yeast mixture. Mix well with water until the desired consistency is formed. The batter should resemble that of a pancake mix.
Let it rest for 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a squeeze bottle.
In a frying pan, heat oil or ghee for deep frying on medium.
Start forming jalebis like a coil or turn it into a family activity by making whatever design you like.
Turn halfway and cook on other side.
Soak jalebis in warm sugar syrup for about 2-3 minutes and take them out on a serving platter. Enjoy warm, crispy jalebis! =) #tantrumthrowingtastebuds #foodgram #cookingdiva #foodporn #foodie #newrecipes #jalebi #cooking