Instant Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi, or Jilapi, or Jilawii (and sometimes Zulbia) is a sweet popular in countries of the Indian Subcontinent. It is made by deep-frying a maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. They are particularly popular in the subcontinent during Ramadan and Diwali.

 

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Now some interesting history of Jalebi IMG 8202 2 Instant Jalebi Recipe

The origins of Jalebi can be traced to ancient India, where it was produced from fermented wheat and dahi (yoghurt) batter, and called kundalika or jal-vallika (jal means watery, vallika means crescent-shaped). In later dialects of Sanskrit, Jal-vallika became Jalebi which likely arrived in the middle east during Muslim rule, through cultural diffusion and trade from the Indian subcontinent, and its local name jalebi became zalebi as s is more common in Middle-Eastern languages.

The sweet is also known as Zalabia in Comoros Islands and Zanzibar, where it is thought to have been introduced by Middle Eastern settlers and traders.

The earliest written references to the sweet are found in a 13th-century cookbook by Muhammad bin Hasan al-Baghdadi. In Iran, where it is known as zulbia, the sweet was traditionally given to the poor during Ramadan.

In the early 1900s, jalebi was used to hold ice cream. This idea was made by Ernest A Hamwi. Jalebi was a treat for an American family, until the invention of cones.

One of the earliest known Indian references for the sweet exists in a Jain work — Priyamkarnrpakatha — by Jinasura, apparently composed in AD 1450. This work was subsequently cited in cookery books published in later centuries including the 17th-century classic Bhojan-kutuhala by Raghunatha.

Source WIKI

Recipe Adapted from Tarla Dalal.com

 

Ingredients

For The Batter

1/2 cup plain flour (maida)IMG 8058 2 Instant Jalebi Recipe

1/2 tsp dry yeast

 

For The Sugar Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 tsp saffron (kesar) strands

2 pinches saffron colour

Other Ingredients

ghee for deep-frying

For The Garnish

1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

1 tsp almond (badam) slivers

1 tsp pistachio slivers

Method

For the batter

Combine the yeast with 2 tbsp of warm water in a bowl and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.

Combine this yeast mixture with the plain flour in a bowl and mix well.

Add 2 tbsp of water if required to make a thick batter and cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the sugar syrup

Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the sugar syrup is of 1 thread consistency.

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Combine the saffron strands, saffron colour and 2 tsp of sugar syrup in a bowl and add to the sugar syrup and mix well. Keep aside.

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How to proceed

Select a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid and fill with the batter.

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Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and press the bottle to form a coil shaped jalebi, starting from the inside to the outside.

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Deep-fry till the jalebis turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.

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Place the fried jalebis into the warm syrup. Leave for 2 minutes or till they soak the sugar syrup well and then remove from the sugar syrup.

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Serve immediately garnished with cardamom powder, almond slivers and pistachio slivers.

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Running with Team Asha 2014

This year I am training to run SF half marathon in July . I hope to raise funds for Asha for Education, a non-profit organization, working to bring socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children. It is a lot of time commitment and a huge challenge to train for a marathon. But despite all the challenges, I am constantly motivated knowing that the funds I raise could mean the difference between education and poverty for underprivileged children.

My running experience had been great so far. Coaches, Mentors and running buddies are amazing icon smile Running with Team Asha 2014 I love running and exploring different parks during long weekend run.

Why run for this cause?
We all are very fortunate to be in the place where we are today and to have choices in life. There are millions of children in India who do not have a choice but to work as child laborers. Most of them grow up without ever going to a school, not knowing what it would have been like to get an education. This is an effort to give them a choice to get educated. A choice to experience a better life and a chance to be a child again.

Here are some staggering facts:

  • 1/6 of the humanity is illiterate. Nearly a billion people, two thirds of them women, entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
  • There are more than 350+ million people in India alone who cannot read or write. That is greater than the entire population of the US !!!
  • According to the last census report, one-third of all children in India aged 6-14 years (55 million total) are out of school.

Top 4 reasons why you should donate to Team Asha.

  1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. By educating underprivileged children, we can help them break out of the cycle of poverty and experience a better life.
  2. Asha is a 100% volunteer driven organization trying to keep the overhead low so that every dollar donated goes directly to benefit the cause. Athletes cover all marathon related expenses.
  3. Your contribution is tax-deductible(Tax ID: 77-0459884, Asha for Education).
  4. Most employers will match contributions made to Asha for Education.

 

How you can participate? You can help me and be a part of this effort by contributing towards my fund raising on below page:

https://www.ashanet.org/siliconvalley/marathon/runnernet2/public.php?2014TASVR1223

Some pics from my running journey:

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Epicurean Delights Meetup 2014 Recipes

Hello Everyone,

Capturing the event and Compiling this book was a great experience:)  A Big Thanks to all the attendees who submitted the recipes and replied to my messages.

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Lovejoy’s Tea Room Tea Party

Lovejoy’s Tea Room is a cozy quirky place filled with mismatch china and furniture-where handmade tea cozies, broken china mosaics and an eclectic assortment of collectibles will delight your eyes. Warm scones, tasty tea sandwiches and a bottomless pot of tea is awaiting you:)

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