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Jalebi recipe | Homemade jalebi recipe

Jalebi recipe. Crispy, juicy and flavorful homemade jalebis dunked in sugar syrup!
Prep Time14 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time14 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 30
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 1/4 cup maida
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour or rice flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons curd
  • yellow food color
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water
  • Oil for frying
  • For sugar syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • Few drops of rose essence
  • saffron strands


  • Take maida, rice flour or corn flour, a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Add yellow food color,baking soda and beaten curd. Mix well.
  • Slowly add water and make a lump free thick yet flowing batter. Keep it covered in a warm place for 6-14 hours.
  • To make jalebis
  • Add 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar in a heavy bottomed vessel. Mix well till the sugar dissolves. Cook in medium flame till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Will take about 4-5 minutes. Add few drops of lemon juice, saffron strands and rose essence.
  • Now take the fermented batter and heat well. Heat oil or ghee for deep fry in a flat bottomed pan.
  • Take the batter in a ketchup bottle with fine tip.
  • Press the batter into swirls over hot oil. Do not Disturb for a minute.
  • Gently flip and cook from all sides until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and dip in sugar syrup. Let it sit in syrup until you fry the next batch.
  • Serve jalebis warm or cool thoroughly and store in airtight container.


1. Make sure to keep the batter well for fermentation. The jalebis will be bland and hard if the batter is not fermented well.
2. You can use your favorite flavoring.
3. While serving you can add nuts as garnish but chop them very finely


Serving: 30g | Calories: 94kcal