First of all, Happy Tihar (Diwali) Everyone!! To celebrate Tihar (festival of lights), we made jalebi (jeri) today and here is a recipe. I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful festival and this wonderful treat all around the world!
This recipe makes about 20-30 jalebi depending on how much batter you use.
All-purpose flour – 1 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp
Rapid rise yeast – 1 tsp
Corn starch – 2 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Yogurt – 1 Tbsp
Warm water – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1 1/4 cups
Water – 1 cup
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
1. In a large bowl, add all-purpose flour, cardamom powder, yeast and corn starch. Mix thoroughly.
5. Cover the larger bowl and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes to ferment. Keep it inside the oven or microwave to maintain heat (but don’t turn the oven or microwave on, we don’t want to cook it yet!).
9. Squeeze out the batter into the hot oil making small circular motions (go slow to make nice patterns, fast for compact jerri).
10. Fry until the bottom side looks golden and flip once to cook the other side.
11.Take out brown jalebi and drain excess oil using paper towel.
Having trouble getting the jalebi to look good? Me too, but don’t worry they taste great!