Jalebi

Jalebi is an Indian sweet popular all over South Asia and the Middle East. Jalebi is a word derived from the Arabic word Zalabia (floating dough). This mouthwatering sweet is very popular in the Indian subcontinent and is said to have been brought to Medieval India as a part of the Muslim trade by the Persian-speaking invaders. One piece of this sweet contains about 150 calories.

Ingredients & Preparation

  • Sugar syrup:Heat sugar and water(1:1) and any essence if preferred until it becomes thick.
  • Soak urad dal for 1/2 hour and grind it into a thin soft paste. Pour this paste in a thick plastic cover and make a small hole at its bottom corner.
  • Heat oil in a fry pan and squeeze the paste into the oil in the form of tubes and fry until fully cooked.
  • Remove this from oil and drop into sugar syrup for 2 minutes and then remove.
  • Serve.. Yum!

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