There is nothing more delicious than a golden syrupy 'Jalebi'.It is also called as zulbia, jilapi and zalabia in the Middle East.You can call the Indian obsession with 'Jalebiya', as good as donuts in the west .
Is jalebi good for health?
Doctors suggest patients with chronic sinus problems, to eat hot 'ghee jalebi', to get some relief.
Hence, all sweets do not cause problems.Some do cure them too.
Just be mindful of the quantity.
What are the ingredients of jalebi?
Traditional jalebi recipe of this Indian fried sweet pretzel is an easy one.Some plain flour, saffron, sugar syrup and ghee or oil for frying.Some people also make jalebi with yeast.
No one can eat just one.Those fried spirals dunked in sugar syrup are simply heavenly.
Here is a recipe which is made with 'dal' or legumes along with some 'maida'/flour.
How do people eat it?
People in the princely state of Rajasthan or erstwhile 'Rajputana' love to have this with hot saffron milk.The ones at Indore,love to have it with breakfast with 'Poha'. We eat it with fried 'besan' or gram flour strips- 'Fafda' at Gujarat.Just as a sweet in the southern states of India.
You can find traditional sweet shops and 'halwai' making hundreds of jalebis'.
It is a common sight at various street food stalls across the whole nation.
Some ask their traditional cooks or Maharajs' to make it in pure 'ghee' at weddings,'pooja' and 'havan'.
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