Experience the joy of making “Golden and Crispy Homemade Jalebis” – a beloved Indian sweet treat. Cooked to perfection in Purti Vanaspati oil, these saffron-infused jalebis are a delightful indulgence, perfect for any occasion.
– 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
– 1/2 cup yogurt
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (for color)
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup water
– A few saffron strands
– Purti Vanaspati oil for deep frying
– In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, yogurt, baking soda, and turmeric powder.
– Add a little water at a time and mix until you get a smooth, thick, and lump-free batter.
– Allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes to ferment.
– In a saucepan, mix sugar and water, and heat it on low-medium flame.
– Stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
– Add saffron strands for flavor and color.
Simmer until you achieve a sticky, one-string consistency. Keep it warm.
– Heat Purti Vanaspati oil in a deep pan on medium heat.
– Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle or a ziplock bag with a small hole in one corner.
– Carefully pipe the batter into the hot oil, forming a spiral or pretzel shape.
– Fry until they turn golden brown and crispy. Ensure even cooking on both sides.
– Remove the fried jalebis from the oil and drain any excess oil.
– Immediately dip them into the warm sugar syrup.
– Allow them to soak for 1-2 minutes, turning them gently to ensure they absorb the syrup.
– Serve the jalebis warm. They are best enjoyed fresh and crispy.
– Optionally, garnish with chopped pistachios or almonds for added flavor and presentation.
– Enjoy your homemade jalebis cooked with Purti Vanaspati oil, a delightful Indian sweet treat!
Note: Be cautious while working with hot oil, and ensure proper ventilation when deep frying. Always follow safety precautions.
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