Jalebi is one of the very popular dessert/sweet of India. It is popular in many states and eaten in very different styles and with a combination of food. Mostly made in festivals and in the winter season.
So basically it is an Indian sweet dish, dipped into the sugar syrup and made with all-purpose flour. It is crispy from outside and soft inside.
Some people like to eat this with milk or rabadi(milk with cream), some have poha, samosa, fafda (Indian snacks), or alone. It can be served hot or cold. In winters it is mostly eaten so it is served hot.
Generally, batter for Jalebi is prepared with all-purpose flour before a day of making it for better fermentation and deep-fried in ghee or oil, but it is instant so no need to wait for a day. Either yeast or curd is used but we ain’t gonna use yeast and this is vegan so no to curd too. So instead of both we will use baking powder and will deep fry in vegan ghee. Instead of vegan ghee olive oil or coconut oil can be used too.
Then soaked into sugar syrup for sweetness. Food color and saffron are added too. But they are optional.
All-purpose flour- 1 cup
Lemon juice- 1/2tbsp
Baking powder -1/3tsp
food color(orange)-few drops
Vegan ghee/olive oil- 3 cups
To make batter add all purpose flour in a pot, mix water and lemon and keep it for 1:30-2hrs before making. Batter should not be very thick nor should be rainy.
Mean while prepare sugar syrup. To make syrup put 1 cup of sugar in a pot and take 3/4th cup of water , put on stove to boil. Don’t make it too thick. Check the image for clarity-
Take a frying pan, add vegan ghee or oil enough for deep frying and keep on the stove on slow flame.
Now add 1/3rd tsp of baking powder in the batter and few drops of orange food color, mix properly. Put it into a cone or you can use a ketchup bottle. Put batter in the cone and cut it from the bottom corner, do not make a big whole.
When the oil is medium hot, take a cone and press a little enough to make round shapes jalebi direct into the oil. Try not to break the chain and make as much possible and fit into the pan. Keep on high flame and fry until turned golden and crispy from both the sides.
Take out from the pan, remove access oil, and put it into the sugar syrup. Keep into the syrup for 5-7 minutes so it absorbs syrup properly.
serve hot Jalebis.