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Jalebi recipe

Hot syrupy jalebi is one of the best known home remedies for sinus.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 45 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: fafda jalebi, jalebi, jalebi fafda, jalebiya
Servings: 4


  • kadai/frying pan
  • whisk
  • pastry bag/ old sauce bottle
  • air fryer for partial cooking in air fryer


Prep work to be done in advance.

  • ¼ cup urad dal or split black gram
  • cup yellow moong dal or yellow split mung dal

Jalebi ingredients

  • 1-¼ cup maida or plain flour
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-2 drops orange food color optional
  • 1-¼ cup water to flowing consistency
  • Oil/'Ghee' or clarified butter for frying
  • Sliced almonds/pistachios for garnish optional

For 1-taar chashni/ sugar syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • few strands of saffron


Prep work to be done in advance.

  • Soak the urad dal and moong dal for 2-3 hours with enough water
  • Grind the dal in mixer to a fine consistency with minimum water,keep it aside for another 4 hours/overnight

For sugar syrup

  • Add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water with saffron strands and boil till it forms a sticky consistency(1 taar 'chashni')

For Jalebi

  • Add pinch baking soda, rice flour and plain flour to the fermented lentil mix.
  • Add 1-¼ cup water to make it a flowing consistency and adjust it if required. Add food color and mix well.
  • Fill the batter in cone and fry it in hot ghee or clarified butter/oil on low/medium flame.
  • Once the jalebi are fried and look crisp,dip it in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish with pistachios/almonds and serve.

For jalebi in air fryer

  • Heat Oil/Ghee in a kadai,pour the jalebi batter and fry for 2 minutes
  • Transfer it to an air fryer basket once its partly cooked
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes at 180C in a preheated air fryer, once cooked dip it into the sugar syrup for few minutes.


Note: Do not boil the syrup for too long, as it will end up being thick.
Add 1 teaspoon milk to this boiling sugar syrup so that dirt in sugar syrup comes up in froth and can be removed after straining it via strainer.
If the jalebi is not coming out in a good shape, try bringing the ghee/oil to a lower tempreture,also the bottle used to pipe the jalebi should be easily squeezable.