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Monday, October 20, 2014

Instant Jalebi Recipe | Jalebi with No Yeast ~ Diwali Recipes

Quick to make diwali sweets

Diwali is nearing and its that time when we make some irresistible traditional treats at home. We are so excited about diwali every year as away from mother country we don't want to miss the fun, so we usually visit the lakshmi mandir and do lakshmi pooja in the same manner as we do there and regardless the sweets and prasads we make at home. I know how my south indian neighbors were so kind to share those diwali treats right from adhirasam, sundal, sweets pongal , vadai, payasam,murukku its a never ending list we used to receive from neighbors back there and we used share our traditional mathiri, sakkarpara, maida biscuit,sweet rice , gujiya,kajas, magad( a rajasthani sweet), besan chikki etc etc ... My moms sister used to make all these and she used share them all with us. Will miss the sharing part as all my neighbors have moved to a new a place and this years diwali I don't have much neighbors to share with but will share all the sweets I make with my H's office colleagues .   

Diwali means a lot cooking and lot enjoyment doing pooja in the evening and bursting fire crackers in the night. Coming to the recipe Jalebi is my fav sweet and it is little time consuming if we keep them for fermentation overnight we can make them the next day so here is an instant way to make them using eno fruit salt. I have made both the versions before though the traditional way gives great results this a quick way to make them the same day. If you are looking for some quick and instant diwali sweets then this a delicious option. There is always a confusion with jangiri and jalebi let me highlight here jangiri is made with urad dal which i have already posted and jalebi is made with maida and curd , though it is irony that in some shops in chennai they call jangiri as jalebi. Jalebi is a perfect tea time snack with combines with samosa in north they have jalebi with chai and it the perfect combo you have to try it once.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

Jalebi Recipe

Maids Jalebi

Instant Jalebi

                           Recipe Category
    Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                      Indian Sweets
10 mins
15-20 mins

Diwali Recipes
  All purpose flour/ Maida - 1 cup
  Corn flour - 2 tsp
  Curd - 3 tsp
  Vinegar - 1/2 tsp
  Eno salt/ baking soda - 1 tsp
  Water - 1/2 cup
  Yellow food color - few drops
  Oil/ ghee for frying

  For sugar syrup

  Sugar - 1 cup
  Water - 1/2 cup
  Lemon juice - 1 tsp

  • To begin with make sugar syrup, take sugar and water in a sauce pan.
  • Boil them till the sugar dissolves and forams one string consistency which your rub some syrup with your thumb and index finger and stretch it a thread forms and that is single thread consistency.
  • after it reaches one string consistency add lemon juice mix and switch off the flame.
  • Now to prepare the jalebi batter take the flours in a bowl mix in curd, water little by little with out any lumps make a batter which is not too thick nor thin.
  • Add yellow food color and mix them well.
  • In the end add eno  fruit salt and vinegar.
  • Give it a quick mix and transfer the batter to a ketchup bottle / jalebi maker bottle/ a ziplock.
  • Heat oil/ ghee in a kadai, once the oil is hot turn the ketchup bottle upside down and make quick round swirls in the oil.
  • In a very low flame fry the jalebis fliping both the sides till crispy.
  • Once fried transfer the jalebis to the prepared sugar syrup and soak them for just 2 mins and them remove them quickly in a plate.
  • Repeat the same for the rest of the jalebi batter.
  • Enjoy juicy jalebis with chai and samosa.
P.S : I was not able to take detailed step wise pic, will update with step wise pic after a while.

Indian Sweets

Tea time snacks


  1. Wow, jalebi without yeast, those jalebis looks incredibly alluring, am just drooling here Manju.. Bookmarking for trying.. Even i miss the sharing here, India na India than..Miss India during the festival days.

  2. Sounds perfect Manjula..very nicely made..

  3. Jalbeis are my favorite and they've come out so well.

  4. Beautifully made...nice presentation!

  5. Perfect jalebis Manju .But somehow i get some sour taste in jalebis ,How about this one ?

  6. Perfectly made jalebis!!

  7. Perfectly made jalebi. Lovely clicks.

  8. this is one of the Indian sweets I don't eat - the one time I tasted was so sickeningly sweet to me but you got the perfect texture and shape

  9. The shape has come out so well....looks delicious.


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