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Jalebi - Jalebi is a very popular recipe of India almost made in most festive days.
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Date Added: July 10, 2008 Season: Diwali
Category: Snacks Prep. Method: Other
Calories:   Dish Type: Other
Serves: 10 Cuisine: Indian
Prep. Time: 1 hr    
Rating: (12)  
Jalebi - Ingredients:

All purpose flour (maida) 2 cups 
tbsp fine grained semolina or rice flour 11/2 
baking powder 1/4th tsp 
curd (plain yogurt) 2 tbsp 
cups warm water 11/4th 
saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered 1/2 tsp 
sugar 3 cups 
water 2 2/3rd cups 
green cardamom seeds powder 1/2 tsp 
kewra water or rose water 11/2 tbsp 
Ghee or vegetable oil for frying

Jalebi - Directions:
  1. * Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, baking powder, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl (preferably a ceramic bowl). Mix well with a whisk.

  2. Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth.

  3. Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment.

  4. Whisk thoroughly before use.

  5. Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water. Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.

  6. Heat oil in a kadhai. Pour the batter in a steady stream ( or coconut shell with a hole) into the kadhai to form coils. Make a few at a time.

  7. Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown.

  8. Remove from the kadhai and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup.

  9. Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup.

  10. Take the jalebi out of syrup and serve hot.

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