Jalebi

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Fresh hot syrupy jalebis are a hit at any chaat party.They can be easily made at home.

Ingredients:

1 cup Refined Flour.Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

1/2 cup Dahi (Yogurt) 1/2 cup

3 cups Sugar

1 tbsp Milk

Kesar (Saffron) a few sprigs

Ghee for deep-frying

Method:

In a large bowl, whisk refined flour, yogurt and sufficient water to a smooth and pouring consistency batter.

Cover and keep in a warm place to ferment for 24 hours. Beat the batter with your hands again for 15 minutes.

Cook sugar with 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan on high heat, stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves. Add milk and when the scum rises to the top, collect it with a ladle and discard. Add saffron and cook, stirring, till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Keep the syrup warm.

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai on medium heat. Pour some batter onto a jalebi cloth (muslin cloth with small hole in centre), gather the edges and make a tight potli or Jalebi bottle available in market,you can also use plastic pipping bag .

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Squeeze round spirals into the hot ghee and deep fry,

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turning them over gently a few times, till they are evenly golden and crisp.

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Drain and soak in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Take them out of the syrup and serve hot.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

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