The Super Foods of Uttarayan Special: Jalebi
You will be surprised that these jalebis are so easy to prepare. This recipe is specially for Gujarati people as its a Uttarayan special, but other readers can also try as it is super delicious. In this Makar Sankranti, get home the traditional gujarati recipe.
For the Dough :
a pinch of baking powder
3/4 cup self raising flour
ghee for deep frying
1/3 cup curds (dahi)
For the syrup :
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tsp rose water
3/4 cup sugar
For garnishing :
1 tbsp blanched and sliced pistachios
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
rose petals (optional)
Cooking Method :
Strain the flour with the baking powder.
Add 1/2 teacup of water to the curd and mix well.
Stir the sugar in 1 teacup of water and boil for 5 minutes.
Warm the kesar in a small vessel, add a little milk and rub until the kesar dissolves.
Add the mixture to the syrup.
Add the rose water.
Keep the syrup warm.
How to proceed :
Cook the ghee in a non sticky frying pan.
Select a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid and fill with the dough.
Press the dough out from of a jalebi.
Fry on both sides. Take out and wait for 1 minute.
Drop the fried jalebis into the hot syrup. Leave for 2 minutes and then remove.
Sprinkle with pistachios, rose petals and cardamom powder, Serve hot.