Preparation time 30 minutes

Calories 454

Jalebi is a popular Indian dessert made with maida and sugar syrup. Served during festivals and special occasions, this traditional dessert recipe is loved not just by kids but adults too. This crispy sugary spiral tastes brilliant when served with piping hot milk or chilled Rabri. Traditionally, a muslin cloth with a small outlet is used to make the Jalebi, by pouring it in a spiral shape in the piping hot oil. However, to make the process easier, you can use a squeezy bottle, which makes it much simpler. The golden rule to make amazing Jalebis, is by well fermenting the batter. For a twist, this simple recipe can also be served as a breakfast with milk or curd. This easy and quick dessert recipe is paired with various dishes in different regions. In Gujarat, Jalebi is often paired with Fafda, whereas in other regions it is served with Rabri. It is mostly prepared on festivals like Diwali and Holi, though you can make it as per your mood and cravings. It is also a delightful evening snack, when paired with Samosas and hot Masala tea. What actually makes this dessert delicious is the crispiness filled with sugary taste, no wonder this delicacy tastes best when paired with spicy side dish or after an elaborate meal. To make this Jalebi even better add some soaked saffron water to the batter this gives a beautiful yellow tint to this recipe and the aroma of saffron makes it more delightful. It is always advisable to prepare Jalebi by shallow frying, and if you are someone who loves the aroma and taste of ghee, then you can use ghee instead of using refined oil. If you like it in the traditional way, you can serve it with Rabri or Milk, but if you have guests coming over and you just don’t have the time to prepare Rabri you can top it with some condensed milk or Vanilla ice cream.. However, we suggest you to serve with the Rabri in the much authentic way and garnish it with some crushed pistachios and kesar strings ( saffron strings). So make this delicious delicacy and enjoy with your loved ones.


3 cup all purpose flour

2 cup thickened yoghurt (curd)

1/2 cup ghee

3 cup sugar

5 strand saffron

1/2 teaspoon powdered green cardamom

1/2 cup corn flour

1 1/2 pinch baking soda

2 cup sunflower oil

3 cup water

4 drops rose essence

1/2 teaspoon edible food color


Step 1

For making this easy dessert recipe, mix maida, corn flour and baking soda in a bowl. Now, add ghee and orange food colour in the above mixture. To make a thick batter, add curd and water. Mix well until it is thick but has a pouring consistency. Keep it aside for 8 hours or overnight. 8-10 hours. To make the sugar syrup, heat water in a pan over medium flame. Add sugar and mix until fully dissolved. Simmer the syrup until it attains one string consistency. Add saffron, cardamom powder and rose essence. Stir well.

Step 2

Now heat oil in a pan over medium flame for deep frying. Now fill the jalebi batter in a muslin cloth and pierce a small hole in the cloth. Squeeze the muslin cloth to make concentric circles. Move from inside to outside to make perfect circles. Fry till jalebis are crisp and golden.

Step 3

Soak the jalebis in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Ensure that the sugar syrup is warm and not very hot. Now remove from the syrup and place on a tray lined with butter paper or foil. Decorate with silver foil and serve the jalebis hot, warm or at room temperature with creamy Rabri.