Desserts,  Indian Cuisine,  Snacks

Instant Crispy Jalebi

Maiden attempt at cracking India’s most loved dessert will surely be one of the few things I will remember about this lockdown. Jalebi is the undisputed winner & the most popular dessert that is loved beyond geographies. It is best enjoyed piping hot, or at room temperature with some rabri.

Instant Crispy Jalebi

Recipe by Gunjan SawhneyCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


Total time




  • For Jalebi Batter
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup curd

  • 1 tbsp corn flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 250 gm oil, for frying

  • 1 pinch yellow food color

  • For Sugar Syrup
  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

  • 1/4 tsp saffron strands


  • Take a bowl and mix together all purpose flour, corn flour and curd. Whisk it well in circular directions.
  • Add the baking soda and some water to give it a running consistency. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Now, take a thick bottomed pan and put the water in it, along with the sugar, cardomom powder, yellow color and few saffron strands. DIssolve the sugar completely on medium flame.
  • Next, make a cone out of a plastic zip lock pouch and pierce a tiny hole at the bottom. Pour the Jalebi batter in it.
  • Heat the oil in a thick bottomed pan and make round spirals of Jalebi by gently squeezing the cone.
  • Turn them over using a spoon very carefully to ensure both sides are cooked and turn golden brown in color.
  • Transfer the Jalebis instantly to the warm sugar syrup and dunk them in it completely for 10 seconds.
  • Finally, plate them in a serving dish and serve hot.

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