Do I need introduction for the most popular , finger licking ,juicy and tasty Jalebis. No no I don’t need .So what are you waiting for , just go and make yourself a batch and eat them all while still hot.

3/4 cup plain flour/maida
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tablespoon oil,hot
1 cup yogurt
a pinch food color,optional
1 teaspoon lemon juice

For sugar syrup

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
few drops of lemon juice


For syrup:
In a saucepan add sugar and water.Bring it to boil.
Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the syrup is single thread consistency.
Add few drops of lemon juice to prevent crystallization.

For Jalebis:

In a mixing bowl add flour,corn starch,yogurt ,hot oil ,saffron strands,and lemon juice.Mix well until combined.Add food color (I used turmeric powder)and mix again.
Keep the mixture ,covered in a warm place for 24 hours to ferment.
Once bubbly and fermented , check the consistency .If the batter seems loose ,add a tablespoon of corn starch.
Heat oil in a wok.Keep it on medium flame.
Pour the jalebi batter in ketchup bottle or any zip lock bag.Pipe the batter in circular motion into the oil few at a time.
Let them cook from one side for 1-2 minute.Flip and cook from the other side till nice golden .
Drain from oil and place the jalebis in warm syrup for a minute ,flipping from both sides.

Remove from sugar syrup and serve warm.


Serve -12 to 15 jalebis Cooking time-30 minutes

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

11 comments on “Jalebi”

  1. Usha Rao says:

    As long as it tastes good, shape does not matter. However I think your jalebi are perfect.

  2. I didn't known this recipe. Very intresting recipe 🙂 Yogurt with baking soda is the best way to gest quick and fuffy dessert.

  3. Anju Bala says:

    Wow! one of my favorite sweet dish.

  4. Srivalli says:

    I love Jalebis and enjoyed making it at home..yours has come very neat..good job!

  5. The jalebi looks awesome….love it…wish I could just grab some off my screen

  6. Gorgeous !..juicy crunchy..mouthwatering jalebis available in Florida..wow !!..super Sapna ..loved them :))

  7. Sandhiya says:

    I love jalebis when its warm, that too made fresh..you have done wonderful job here.

  8. Wow! Craving for a jalebi now after seeing your amazing snaps..

  9. Srividhya says:

    Addition of lemon juice is new but the it does make sense to prevent it from crystallization. amaing recipe

  10. Pavani N says:

    Your jalebis turned out great. They look so juicy and delicious.

  11. Great jalebis. As long as they r enjoyed shape size do not matter.

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