Sep 14, 2020 |   Chetna Gupta |
  • 8 serves
  • 00h:15m prep
  • 00h:20m cook

Jalebi, also known as zulbia, jilapi, mushabak and zalabia, is an Arab and Indian sweet snack popular all over South Asia, and the Middle East. It is made by deep-frying maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. This dessert can be served warm or cold.



  • 1 cup maida
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp yogurt/curd
  • 5 tbsp water, or as required
  • ⅛ tsp turmeric powder / Haldi / yellow food color, optional


  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ tsp saffron strands / kesar, optional
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • oil for deep frying
Cooking Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix maida, cornflour, and curd.
  2. Now add water.
  3. Mix it well in round circular directions for at least 4 minutes.
  4. Now add baking soda and give a gentle mix.
  5. Pour this batter in the tomato ketchup bottles carefully.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp of ghee.
  7. Squeeze the bottle and make round spirals with the batter.
  8. When one side is partly cooked, turn over and fry the other side.
  9. Fry till the Jalebis are a light golden and then immediately drop the fried jalebis in the warm sugar syrup for 30 seconds (1 string consistency).
  10. Finally, serve jalebis hot, warm, or at room temperature.
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