Jalebi, a spiral shaped crunchy sweet dipped in saffron laced sugar syrup, is the traditional Indian sweet. It is generally prepared on the festivals like Diwali and Ramadan and enjoyed with milk or other Indian snacks. There are two ways to prepare it; Traditional method and Instant method. In traditional method, batter prepared from maida and yogurt is fermented for 24 hours whereas In instant method, the batter is prepared using instant yeast and doesn’t require fermentation. You can make jalebis at home by following any method you desire but Jalebi prepared by traditional method tastes better.
There are 3-main steps to make this yummy sweet at home; in first step, a batter is prepared from maida and yogurt either using fermentation method (traditional method) or using instant yeast (instant method), in second step, a sugar syrup is prepared, and in last step, round spirals are made from the batter directly into hot oil and deep fried until crispy and then soaked in warm sugar syrup. This step by step recipe of Jalebi uses the traditional method.