Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jalebi (North-Indian dessert)!!

Thanks to all those who were waiting for my next post and sorry for keeping you waited as i was making sure to come up with an "Interesting Temptation", and so here i come with the king of sweets....JALEBI!!!

This crispy, syrupy dessert is well loved everywhere in India. One of India’s favorite sweets ( I say this because it’s my favourite too ) and it’s history goes back to the days of kings and queens. Though it’s origin is not known exactly, many believe it came out of the kitchens of Punjab or Rajasthan.


Whenever I think of Jalebi, I cannot forget the advertisement (Ramu Kaaka – Jalebiii) which used to come years ago in our TV channels , I loved watching it back then, love it even now!



Not going by the looks, Jalebi has a soft and chewy taste and usually eaten when it's hot and dipped in sugar syrup. For those who haven’t tasted Jalebi, here’s your chance to do so.


There are many recipes on Jalebi...The trick to getting right Jalebis is getting correct fermentation of the batter. Keep trying variation in temperature and slight adjustment of the ingredients to master this skill that all your family and friends would love. I fermented the batter for 24 hrs, it gives tartness to the jalebi.


Don't get dissapointed if you end up with bad shapes in your first attempt......this is my 3rd attempt.

You will need:

2 cups All purpose flour

2 tbsp rice flour (it is added for extra crunchiness)

3/4th cup yogurt + 1/2 cup warm water

1/2 tsp baking powder (yeast can also be added instead)

1/2 tsp saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered

Ghee or vegetable oil for frying

For Syrup:

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder

11/2 tbsp rose water

Directions:

Mix the flour, baking powder, yogurt and warm water in a bowl.

Add a pinch of saffron to it and whisk until smooth.

Keep the batter aside for 24 hours to ferment.

Whisk thoroughly before use.

Pour the batter into a ketchup dispensing bottle or a cone.

Step 1 shows batter on 1st day

Step 2 shows batter after 24 hrs fermentation

Step 3 shows the sugar syrup

Step 4 shows the jalebi done in the hot oil


I use a disposable Pastry bag as it is very convenient to hold and press for the desired coils.

Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water and rose water mixture.

Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.


Heat oil in a wok.

To test for the right temperature, drop a small amount of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and rises to the top of the oil, the oil is hot enough. Keep the flame on medium at all times to ensure all round cooking of the jalebis.

Pour the batter in a steady stream to form coils. Make a few at a time.

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

Remove from the wok and drain on paper towel and immerse in the syrup.

Leave for at least 2-3 minutes till they completely soak in the syrup.

Take the jalebi out of syrup.

Served hot on the streets of india, it goes really well with ice cream or the other indian dessert - rabdi.

Here's my first attempt pic.

My 2nd attempt pic

My 3rd attempt pic


Showed all the 3 pics to say that practice definetely makes us perfect.

This is the most Cruncy, juicy and mouth watering dish i've ever tasted.

So this is all about Jalebiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

So i guess this is all for now. Will come again soon with yet another Temptation. Till then take care and have a happy weekend.

This Jalebi is on its way to 'Mithai Mela' hosted by Srivalli.

153 comments:

Priya Arvind said...

hey Aruna...Jalebi's were awesome! Enjoyed tasting them...and loved the melting sweet crunching taste they had. Yeh Dil Maange more!

sanjay vyas said...

pics are so lively that i almost tempted to pick one of jalebis! regarding origin, i think it may hav originated outside india as the very name doesn't resemble to any indian sounding name.

ARUNA said...

hey Priya, glad you liked it dear...........i was so scared how it is going to be!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Sanjay, thanks for your quick comment, but yeah i read somewhere that it originated in punjab or rajasthan, not sure though!!!!! But glad u read it!!

doggybloggy said...

what a great dessert - and it doesnt look hard to make - nice job!

ARUNA said...

doggybloggy: Hi thanq so much for ur comment. Yeah its not so hard to make it. I'm yet to reply for ur other comment too. Tx for visiting me!

Gita's Kitchen said...

I am drooling over those photos Aruna...I love jalebis though I've never tried them at home. May be I could give them a try now. THanks for the step by step instructions :)

ARUNA said...

Hi Gita, thanks for your comments, i love this sweet too a lot! Making this someday was my dream....lol!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds great! I would love to try it!

Pooja said...

Looks lovely Aruna..Nice color...Looks like store bought ones dear..I use ziplock bags to make this one..

Ashwini said...

It has been a while since we have eaten this. Now looking at the pictures I am drooling all over. It has turned out so perfect.

ARUNA said...

yeah Natasha, u should......trick is in fermenting the batter, rest all is simple!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Pooja, even i used ziplock the first time, but it looked like some map, not a jalebi as shown!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Ashwini............give it a try, worth it!!

Chef E said...

Yeah, I am early on the list! First I must say advertisement has done its job (commercials). My mom said the first things I began to sing as a baby were tunes from the television :), and that jaleb looks delish...first thing I will note to buy, if we get our Visa's in order and I step off the plane :)

You are so patient, as I would have stopped at the first one and just eaten it :)

Pooja said...

Looks delicious and crunchy. Makes me drool on looking at your shots! I love your step by step instructions with shots. Gave me confidence to try it out. As you said I can see that Practice has made it perfect :)

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely Jalebi Aruna....looks perfect....i don't even remember when was the last time i had it...i am drooling now.

Yeah, even i love the Jalebi ad...the kid looks very cute.

ARUNA said...

hahaha Elizabeth, i love that ad! U r soooo sweet to comment like that!!! I wish u were here somewhere to taste this dish!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Deepa, thanq dear. That kid in the ad is now enjoying his mid-teenage life!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Pooja, yeah i deliberately wanted to show my failure shots too!!!!!

Asha said...

I am drooling all over my lappy! Looks perfect, great idea to use icing bag. I use plastic Mustard bottles with bigger holes and sqeeze the Jalebis!:D

ARUNA said...

Hi Asha, thanq so much dear....yeah even i worked out on different options but found the cone to be perfect one!!!

Prathibha said...

oh my god,they look absolutely store-bought.I have prepared this almost 1 year ago but ended up in different shapes(but the taste was quite good), u r inspiring me to prepare this again...lol but ur third attempt is so successful..

ARUNA said...

yeah Prathibha.........do not quit till u get the right shape....lol!!!My husband was very unhappy when he ate my first jalebi...!

Kishore choudhary said...

Again sweet post,
Aruna there is no up date in my blog list... anyway very well written post.

ARUNA said...

thanks Kishore.................pata nahin lekin aapka bhi mujhe bilkul update hi nahin aata!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow jalebis have turned out well Aruna, very tempting...

ARUNA said...

thanks for reminding me for a post Ramya!!

Ushanandini said...

Awesome recipe! Scrumptious jalebi! Looks perfect...My hubby's fav sweet.Lovely pics!

ARUNA said...

thanks Usha.........its my favourite too!!!

Lavanya said...

very nice..step by step info..tempting jiledbi aruna :)

Cham said...

OMG those are tempting sweets :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

jilebi looks perfect! what more can u ask for? it is very tempting to see all the pics.

ARUNA said...

hi Lavanya......yeh u should give it a try!

ARUNA said...

Cham thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

Yes Mahimaa, jalebi is a tempting sweet indeed....who can resist it!!!

Vibaas said...

Wow! You made jalebi at home? I always thought it was too complicated. They look so perfect and awesome pictures too :)

ARUNA said...

yeah Vibaas.....this recipe was on my mind for a long time now but kept postponing! Finally i did it!!!!

Renu said...

wow!!!! my favorite dessert. I like to eat with curd...good job !!

विनय said...

गरमा-गरम जलेबियां और वह भी दही के साथ मज़ा आ जायेगा।

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चाँद, बादल और शामगुलाबी कोंपलें

ARUNA said...

hi Renu, yeah jalebi and curd is a nice combination.....u can eat it with Roti too. I tried with ice-cream this time!!!

ARUNA said...

हाँ विनय मैं फिल्हाल वही खा रही हूँ !

Smitha said...

Wow! u have become an expert. I still don't have the guts to try out this recipe:)

ARUNA said...

hi smitha, thanks yaar....well even i never thought i can make then till i actually started!

Pavithra said...

Hey ur tempting me , I feel to eat now itself... but cannot do now dear so by seeing urs i will satisfy myself..good pictures

ARUNA said...

thanks Pavithra......u still didnot answer my question!! If u say my pics are good, they must b good!!!

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

Great recipe Aruna. Its my mom's fav.

kittymatti said...

My god!!! U made jilebis!!! Wonderful... I wish IO had access to that plate rite now! It looks really fantastic! U have PATIENCE!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Lavanya.....i think its many people's favourite dessert.

ARUNA said...

Hi Preethi, yeah i somehow dared to try it and thankfully it turned out well! Thanks to my blog and all my fellow bloggers for keeping me going like this!

Renuka said...

wow..i am craving for jilebi now...

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, the pictures are so lovely, lovd the one with roses! Jilebi is my favourite sweet...crunchy, sweet and aromatic!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Renuka, thanks for visiting me.....only way to control ur craving is to go and try it.....especially when u r in a place other than home country!

ARUNA said...

Thanq Malar, that pic is just a small attempt to click inspired by other gorgeous blogs!!

Jayant Chaudhary said...

अरुणा जी,

आपने तो रस का सागर छलका दिया,
मेरी मीठे की भूंख को और भड़का दिया..

कोटि कोटि धन्यवाद..

~जयंत

ARUNA said...

आपके इस शायरी ने क्या कमाल किया!
मुझमे छुपे हुए शायर को हिला दिया!

धन्यवाद आपको भी!

Priya Sriram said...

Awesome clicks of jalebi Aruna! Wonderful entry! :)

VIDYA VENKY said...

hi,
first time to ur blog..awesome..love ur jelabis..excellent click too

ARUNA said...

hi Priya, thanq dear!

ARUNA said...

hi Vidya, tx for visiting me.......glad u loved the jalebis!!!

Astra Libris said...

Oh WOW, what an incredible dessert! Thank you so much for introducing me to jalebi - sounds SO yummy!! Your coils are absolutely beautiful - a true work of art!

Smita said...

Thats a great reciepe....my mom used to make them...

Might try one day, the last pic with all the decos looks darn tempting :-)

ARUNA said...

Astra, so r u trying this recipe next time!!!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Smita, glad u liked it!

Varunavi said...

lol aruna another sweet from u, great yaar.Jelabi is all time fav :)

ARUNA said...

thanks Saritha, its my favourite too...........i just love it!!!!

रवीन्द्र दास said...

kya bat hai, par kitna khaaun, ek hi to jindgi hai!kamal ka prayas hai aapka, ham to hain sahitya-vale, isliye ras ke bare me jante.

Arv said...

mouth watering :)

phanitha said...

jilebi's look lovely...

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

मुंह में पानी लाती है जलेबी
भूख कुछ और बढाती है जलेबी.

क्या मिठाई है ये भी. अरुणा जी आपने इतनी जीवंत तस्वीरें( जलेबी कीं) डालीं है न, कि बस लगता है, कि उन्हें उठाने भर की देर है.... मेरे गुलाब जामुन भी लायेंगीं न आप?

Anand said...

Mera pyaaaaaar.....Jalebbiii yaaar..

Yep love jalebbbis.. but as far as I am concerned.....nothing..and I mean NOTHING can beat kaala jamuns. OOOhh boy..I cud kill for some kaala jamuns. They r amazing.

Be sure to serve me these jalebis jara doooor se though. I wud slurp U too.

Hey....Anshu's asking for u to tell her wot happened with u?? ANd I wanna know as well...Your story...tell tell.


One last thing.......can u get rid of the word verification thingie?? Its kinda a negative for commenting...atleast for me.

Anand said...

Ohh and I hope u can see the pics now. :-)
Sorry bout that and thanx for leting me know. Ur lappy's jus fine.

Priyameena said...

Looks colorful!!You have made it like a sweet shop ones..Drooling!!

Sakshi said...

Oye u make all this at home? and I was making a list of things I would gobble up to my stomach's content when I go to India?? 3rd time and u got such perfect beauties?? Well I still can't make a perfect round roti even after the 1000 th attempt, we even joke that we eat different countries and continents everyday so I guess if I try jalebi it might end up as noodles.

Pics are awesome

ARUNA said...

Ravindra ji, yeh baat sach hi ki ek hi zindagi hai aur isliye yeh mera prayaas hi ki mere blog ke zariye sabke dilon ko choo loon!! Aapke comment ke liye bahut shukriya!

ARUNA said...

Arvind, thanks want to try one!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Phanitha, thanks for ur comment dear, i still have the jalebis and i'm still eating them....i wish u all were near me!

ARUNA said...

वाह वाह वंदना जी दिल खुश हो गया आपका यह कमेन्ट पढ़के!
तो आपको गुलाब जामुन पसंद है....गुलाब जामुन का recipe मैंने पोस्ट किया है कुछ दिनों पहले, मैं आपको लिंक भेजूंगी!

ARUNA said...

Andy boy, my husband has read ur comment and he's coming there to slurp u......u better run!!!!!!! Let me go and c if i can get rid of the word verification thing.. and yeah i will tell u all remaining part of the story, oops i guess i hardly started any!!!

Let me go to ur blog now....

ARUNA said...

Priyameena, yeah i guess i better run a sweet stall here......lol!!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Sakshi, after i started my blog i've xperimented on many things, kya karoon yaar.....should live up to my blog name atleast!!!Hmmm maps and all never happened to me though, but i feel i'm just lucky when it comes to cooking, thankfully nothing has been a disaster till now...and even if something turns out bad, i know someone will eat it without uttering a word :))
And hey jalebi noodles should be fine as long as they are sweet.....so u shd try it, don't u think so!!!

Vicky Xavier. said...

OMG! I am drooling. perfect jalebis. This is not fair dear , u are tempting me a lot:) Now I want to have a sweet immediately. Pics and demo are great.

workhard said...

Hey baby.. once u done making the second batch could u parcel some here for me.. they look delicioussssssssssssssssssss.....

ARUNA said...

hey Vicky.....remember my blog name, need to do some justice to it right!!! tx for ur comment dear!

ARUNA said...

hi Saara, sure anything for u dear......work in progress!!!!!

girlichef said...

Wow...these are so cool! I'd love to try them. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you come back again soon :)

Priya said...

Feel like having rite now.. tempting treats!

ARUNA said...

Hi girlchef, glad u liked them and yes i wud visit u again!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Priya and your soup also looks awesome!!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Hi Aruna. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The jalebi looks delicious, sort of like funnel cakes here in Texas. :)

Sweta said...

Aruna-thanks for visiting my blog:)
The jalebi looks really tempting though I'm not a big fan(they're too sweet for my taste).They are my mom's fave-she just can't have enough of hot jalebi.

ARUNA said...

Hi Gloria....actually this dessert is completely different, very sweet...u shud try it sometime, u wud love it!

ARUNA said...

Hi Sweta,i was also not a sweet fan till sometime bac.....but ever since i came to US, i became one!!!!

Reeni♥ said...

What a scrumptious little treat! I would love to try them. Your third try looks perfect. But I would eat them all-too good not to!!

the ungourmet said...

I have never tried these. They look delicious! I like a dessert that isn't overly sweet and they look just about right for me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

What a beautiful dessert. No wonder it's your favorite. Must try making it one day. Thank you for the recipe.

ARUNA said...

hey thanks Reeni........yeah i also ate them all :))

ARUNA said...

the ungourmet : yeah this dessert actually has a sour-sweet taste....so u should try making it, u will like it!

ARUNA said...

Hi Teresa, yeah its my favourite...have been eating it since i was a kid.....never stopped loving it!

Gina said...

I am new at this b;og thing, but thanks for reading mine and enjoying it!! I like yours as well, I will follow you from now on! Thanks :) Keep being healthy!

ARUNA said...

Hey Gina, thanks for visiting me.......and yeah i liked your blog too, a lot of information stored........and as long as u keep posting some interesting healthy information and tips, we will ceraintly b healthy!!!Take care.

Dedene said...

I doubt that I'll ever make these, but I'd be glad if you'd invite me over for tea! Thanks for another scrumptious recipe.

Anil said...

Hiii!! I dont eat much jalebis, but I did wonder how they were made!..Anyway you showed the right spirit!! "Try try till you succeed!!"

Imp's Mom said...

wow that looks good!

thnx for stopping by!

रवीन्द्र दास said...

itna laziz khane ke bad kaun likhne layak bachega,ARUNAji!
dhanyavd ki aapne post ki pratiksha jatayi.

Tina said...

ohhhhhhh aruna jalebi looks yummy,colourful nd so crunchy.... great attempt dear...

ARUNA said...

Dedene, i wud love to make these for u if u come here........so u r welcome anytime!!!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Anil, don't u like jalebi!!!!! Ok tell me ur favourite sweet, i will make it next.....wat say!!!! It shud be complicated one!

ARUNA said...

hey Jyoti, yeah i was glad i visited ur blog......thanks to Andy for making me meet u!!

ARUNA said...

Arey Ravindra ji khaana isliye khilaa rahe hain taaki aap zordar likh saken! Tho likhna mat chodiye pls!

ARUNA said...

Hi Tina, thanks for visiting me dear, glad u liked my jalebi!!!!!

Srivalli said...

Lovely step by step dish!..thanks for the entry

Gaurav said...

hey.... i love JALEBI!!! with all my heart.. thou i liked all sweet dishes but jalebi is one of favorite... :D ...
Once I tried to make it at home but my experience became my worst nightmare .. lol ..
by the way, nice round shot of jalebi :D
and thanks for visiting my blog, hope to see you again.. :) ...

ARUNA said...

thanks Srivalli!

ARUNA said...

Hey Gaurav......yeah it is favourite for most of the Indians. But no one gets a perfect jalebi in the very first try, unless u r an xpert chef.. that's y i posted all my attempt pics!!! I will surely visit ur blog again!

niya said...

Hi Aruna

Thanks

Wondeful Jalebi presentation

Cheers

ARUNA said...

Hi Niya, thanks for ur comments!

Anil said...

yes..I dont like sticky sweets much! My favorite is Mysore pak, which you already made! I like one more sweet--arisa!![http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariselu].If possible try it :)

ShantanuDas said...

slurrrrp where do u stay!!! I am thinking of parking my car at ur gate permanently!!!

Le @HC said...

Looks great and perfect like from a sweet shop.. Takes a lot of effort and hats off to u , for that...

Gina said...

I will definitely visit your blog again! I love all of your colors and your unique foods, I'm learning some things!

Femin Susan said...

Those look so delicious and I can't help my tongue from watering. Will surely try that out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. feel free to visit again.
cheers!

Swetha Padakandla said...

mouth watering!!!
yummyyyyyy...

after seeing this, i asked my mom to make it and send it to me..! coz my stove is under repair.. :(

wel, u have done it so well.. thnx for sharing it :)

cheers
swetha

Everymatter said...

yes practice makes a man perfect

ab ja raha hu jalebi khana

pass ka market ma

ARUNA said...

Anil, i will try it for sure!!

ARUNA said...

Shantanu, i live next door, feel free to drop by :)

ARUNA said...

hi HC......thanks for ur comment and yeah it is worth the effort!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Gina, glad u liked my blog, keep visiting!

ARUNA said...

Hi Susan, thanks for visiting my blog.........ur cakes were so beautiful, have to learn a lot from u!!!

ARUNA said...

wow Swetha that was so nice of u....so finally did u eat it or no!

ARUNA said...

Everymatter: Hi thanks for visiting my blog....aapka naam bhi bataa detey to acha rehta! Tho aap gaye ki nahin paas ke market mein jalebi khaane!!!!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow looks so yummy. Your blog is tempting man. A lot of delicious recipes.

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me and liking my blog Dhanya...!

Jeena said...

Fantastic Indian sweets I love the pics they look yummy! Practice does make perfect. :-)

ARUNA said...

thanks Jeena........and yeah sometimes practice is necessary for perfection!!!

रवीन्द्र दास said...

aapki tanmayta ko tatparta ko dhekh kar bhi lagta hai k khana banana sachmuch.....
mai kuchh nahi kah raha.

Babli said...

Thank you very much Aruna for visiting my blog and giving lovely comment.Oh thats nice to hear that your friend is also having turtle even their names are also very cute.
I liked your jalebi recipe a lot and shall definitely try it. Jalebi is my favourite and the pics you have given is yuuuuuuuuuuuuumy.Feel like having it now.

ARUNA said...

My pleasure Babli, i will keep visiting u especially the shayari blog, i loved it!

RAJ SINH said...

WAH .....WAH !
NEXT TIME I WILL NOT SAY.........MAINE BANAYAA .....GITS SE ! WILL TRY FROM ......SCRATCH . YOUR WAY !

THOUGH DIABETIC..............NEVER KUD RESIST.....GARAM JALEBEE ...T E M P T A T I O N !
A JOKE GOES LIKE ..........
ONCE 'JILEBEE COMPLAINED ......
GOD ............ALL OTHER SWEETS ENJOY LONGER LIFE ,GET DECORATED.............PLACED AND EXHIBITED IN NICE SHOW CASES DISPLAYING ALL THEIR BEAUTY , GET PACKED TO GO IN BEFITTIG STYLE , LIVE LONGER......ETC.
AND YOU ............SEE SEE WHAT FATE YOU WROTE FOR ME . ..I AM WITHOUT SHAPE SIZE UGLY LOOKING AND ON TOP OF IT .........YOU GAVE ME SHORTEST LIFE .....THEY EAT ME RIGHT AWAY FROM KADHAYEE GARAMAA GARAM EVEN BEFORE I COULD........
GOD INTRUPTED AND SAID ......
SALAAMATEE CHAAHATEE HAI TO BHAAG ......NAHEEN TO MERE MUNH ME BHEE PANEE AA RAHAA HAI !

BUT DO YOU KNOW SOMETHING CALLED ' RAMATAA JILEBEE ' ?? . MAY SOUND LIKE A GUJJU NAME AND TASTE BUT IS NOT REALY SO . GUESS .............OR I MAY TELL YOU WHEN I VISIT UR SITE NEXT TIME .........SO WAIT UNTILL THEN !
AND ALL THOES TULIPS OF EVERY KIND AND TYPE ......GREAT !
KEEP IT UP !
MY COMPLIMENTS !

ARUNA said...

Arey Raj thanq for ur compliments n thanq for telling such a beautiful story.....never heard this b4. Amazing n hilarious!

And pls let me know if u r trying this recipe from scratch.......so next time u can say MAINE BANAAYA SCRATCH SE!!!!

Dr. shyam gupta said...

।वाह !!!!!अरुना !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
क्या जलेबी है । वास्तव मैं जलेबी समस्त उत्तर भारत की लाजबाव मिठाई है , बचपन के नाश्ते की याद आगई । कुछ लोगोंको जलेबी की तरह ’सीधा’ भी कहा जाता है,कहावत में।

ARUNA said...

dhanyawaad Shyam ji...waah kya kahaavat hai! Aate rahiyegaa!

Avisha said...

Hi,
New to all this,the recipe for Jalebi's is just to tempting.Would definately try this one.

ARUNA said...

Sure Avisha, that's the way to go!!!!!

RAJ SINH said...

WELL ARUNA TIME OUT !

NOW 'RAMATAA JILEBEE'

BACK IN MUMBAI IN 1980 ,IN WORLEE'S SHIVSAAGAR COMPLEX ( TATA'S SHOWROOM LANDMARK ) USE TO BE A VERY FAMOUS RESTAURANT 'THE VILLAGE' . EXPENSIVE BUT A REAL GUJRATEE VILLAGE SETTING AND OF COURSE GREAT FOOD. WE OFTEN USE TO VISIT WITH FRIENDS .WE ALL USE TO ENJOY JILEBEE GARMA GARAM...TAZEE .
ONCE A DRUNK FRIEND ACCIDENTELY SPILLED A FULL NEAT 'LARGE' RUM OVER JILEBEE PLATE .WE ALL WERE SPEECHLESS . SEEMED LIKE A GREAT LOSS AND EVERY ONE AROUND WERE AMUSED EXCEPT US .
WE STILL TRIED BUT TASTE.....BEST OF JILEBEE WAS LOST AND WORST OF RUM .....OBIVIOUS !
WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO . SAME FRIEND THOUGH WAS GUILTY BUT CAME WITH AN IDEA . HE SAID IF RUM KUD B VAPOURIZED WE CAN STILL ENJOY JILEBEE . A FLASH OF LIGHTER AND ENTIRE PLATE STARTED BURNING WITH SLOW LIGHT BLUE FLAME AROUND PLATE FOR FEW SECONDS . WE TRIED AGAIN .........AND WOW ! MORE CRISPY JILEBEE A LITTLE BROWNED CARAMELED LOOK AND TASTE ? UNIMAGINABLE .WE WERE THRILLED ORDERED ANOTHER JILEBEE AND RUM AND REPEATED .......
NEEDLESS TO SAY OTHER GUESTS AND STAFF WERE MORE AMUSED . A TIPSY TURVY DISCUSSON NAMED IT 'RAMATAA JALEBEE'......... KARAN RAMATAA RAMATAA BADHU THAI GAYA ANE RUM NEE DRESSING PAN SHAMIL HATEE .

TRY SOME TIME . ( AND ALL ALCOHAL GONE IT'S NOT AN ALCOHOLIC DISH )

RAJ SINH said...

’ रमता जलेबी ’ तो दिख रही है !

RAJ SINH said...

WELL AGAIN JILEBEE !
WHEN I WAS A KID ,GROWING UP IN A VILLAGE OF NORTH INDIA WE USE TO WAIT FOR ANNUAL DASHEHARA MELA . THERE USE TO BE TWO JILEBEES. REGULAR POPULAR ONE AND ONE CALLED ' CHOTAHIYA JILEBEE '. LATER ONE WAS CHEAPER AND I USE TO LOVE IT .

NAME WAS DERIVED FROM ' CHOTAA ' WHICH WAS USED AS SYRUP IN THIS ONE . 'CHOTAA' WAS BASICALLY A DERIVATIVE, DERIVED AS A BY PRODUCT IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING KHANDSAREE 'SHAKKAR', IN VILLAGES. CHOTAA WAS A RICH MOLLASSES TYPE LEFT OVER OF THE PRODUCT, USUALLY FED TO BULLS ,OF COURSE AFTER LITTLE FERMENTATION AND THEY IN TURN , USE TO PULL GADEES ETC. LIKE NEVER .

NOW AFTER KNOWING THE LESS CALORIES FACTOR AND A BIT HEALTHY EATING HABIT, I CRAVE FOR 'CHOTAHIYA JALEBEE' BUT IT HAS DISAPPEARED ! SO, OF COURSE KHANDSAREE AND CANE SUGAR IS RULING . NOW EVEN CANE GOES DIRECTLY TO ' CHEENEE' MILL.

JUST MEMORIES LEFT !

ARUNA said...

padhke mazaa aagaya Raj ji!

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Anonymous said...

hi,Im Sara.. your Jalebis look awesome...im gonna ATTEMPT to make them as good as urs :) ...I have 2 questions for you:

1. do have a question...is 1/2 cup of warm water is enough to make a runny batter? cuz mine came out like a dough...

2. I know the tip is not required to use with the pastry bag...but just curious which number tip did u use for ur jalebis???

Please reply asap!

ARUNA said...

Hi Sara, tx for visiting me.
Yeah 1/2 cup of water shd be fine coz we r adding yogurt too.
I took v less flour, so my batter was very thin! Howver You can keep adding water till u get the desired consistency.
I guess i used tip 96, but my suggestion is use a plastic bag or a cloth.

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shameema and shabana said...

Hai u r jelbai is looking like professionals its my dream to make a jelabi at home but i never suceeded always something goes wrong plz tell me what is the reason for the jelabi that looks like ur jelbai in the pic1,2 and 3