Here is my Jalebi philosophy ‘Tedha hai par mera hai’ aka A little imperfect, but mine!
Just like my blog CafeGarima 😀 ❤
And why are we having super crisp jalebis today, coz we turn one. Just like that! In a jiffy, the year’s gone past. A beautiful year of learning and making wonderful friends, for life. I had started the blog last year on Father’s Day.
The recipe is a fool proof one from Vee Delta, a fellow member at Chef at Large. I have made minor modifications to get this Kesariya Jalebi, a crisp, saffon fragrant delight.
Thanks Vee 😀
To make about 20-25 medium sized Jalebis, you need
1 cup Maida/ All purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp Rice flour
1/2 cup Curd
Desi ghee to fry ( may use oil or a mix of ghee and oil)
A generous pinch of saffron (15-20 strands), rubbed in the mortar and pestle with 2 tsp milk ( to be used in sugar syrup as well as the batter)
For the sugar syrup/ Chashni boil together 1 cup of sugar with 1 ½ cup of water. Boil for 10-12 minutes. Add 1 tsp cardamom powder and let cool. Add a tsp of milk and saffron mixture
To make Jalebis
In a flat kadai/frying pan, heat the ghee (or oil). It should be medium hot. If the fat is very hot, the jalebis will open up and not keep their shape.
Take flour , baking powder and rice flour in a medium sized bowl and mix well.
Add curd and mix till well incorporated. Add the remaining saffron and milk mixture. Add about 3-5 tbsp of water only if needed. We need a thick batter.
Fill the batter in a piping bag/jalebi maker/plastic milk bag with a corner snipped.
Make concentric circles starting and ending at the centre to make jalebis. Make sure the oil is not too hot else the jalebis will open out. Using tongs/chimta, flip the jalebis and fry them till they turn a deep golden brown.
Remove and dunk into the sugar syrup.
Keep soaked for a minute and serve immediately.
We like to eat hot crisp jalebis dunked into saffron flavoured hot milk. That’s the way my Dad used to love them and the family tradition continues. This one’s for you Pa ❤
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