Monday, May 21, 2007

Sweet Recipe - Instant Jalebi

How to make Jalebi sweet?

1. For the jalebi batter:


Plain flour (Maida): 1cup
Bengal gram flour (besan): `1 tea spoon.
Fresh yeast (crumbled): ½ tea spoon.
Melted ghee: 1tabble spoon.
Sugar: 1tea spoon
3 drops of lemon yellow food coloring.

2. For the sugar syrup:


½ cup sugar
A few strands of saffron
Lemon juice: ¼ tea spoon

Other ingredients:

Ghee for deep frying.

Method of preparation:

To make jalebi batter:

1. Sieve the flour (maida) and gram flour together.
2. Dissolve the yeast in 1 table spoon of water.
3. Mix the flour mixture, yeast solution, ghee, sugar and lemon yellow food coloring with 2/3 cup of water to make a thick batter, making sure no lumps remains.
4. Keep aside for 10 minutes.

Preparation of sugar syrup:

1. Dissolve the sugar with ½ cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes till the syrup is of2 string consistency.
2. Add the saffron and lemon juice and mix them.
3. Remove from the fire and keep aside.

How to proceed:

1. Heat the ghee in a broad saucepan (the ghee should be approximately 25mm (1’’) deep).

2. Fill the jalebi batter into a piping bag with a single hole nozzle or a thick cloth with a small hole in the centre which is finished with a button – hole stitch.

3. Press out round whirls into the hot ghee working closely from the out side to the centre of the whirl (approximately 50 mm diameter).

4. Deep fry the jalebis till golden brown and transfer into warm sugar syrup.

5. Drain immediately and serve hot.

Cooking Tip: Do not allow the jalebi batter to over ferment. Fry the jalebis immediately once the batter has rested for 10 minutes.

This is to make 15 jalebis.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 minutes.


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