Lemon squash


Traditionally Jalebi batter needs to be fermented for about 24 hours. We are simplifying the process, by adding yeast to it and hence jalebis can prepared instantly. And i prepared as small jalebis for my kid. The tasty recipe follows...


Yields: Around 8 mini Jalebi


Maida                     - 1/2 cup
Corn Flour              - 1/2 tbsp
Lemon Food color  - a pinch
Sugar                       - 1 cup
Instant yeast            - 1 tsp
Yogurt                     - 1 tbsp


  • Take a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of  lukewarm water to it. Add also 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of instant yeast to it. Mix everything well and keep it aside for 10 minutes. The water should be only warm. It shouldn't be neither too hot or cold.  
  • Take another bowl. Add maida, corn flour and lemon food color to it. Mix it well.
  • After 10 minutes, you can see that the yeast has foamed. Now add foamed yeast mix to dry ingredients in small instances. Add also yogurt and mix everything well together. Cover the pan with a lid and set it aside for an hour.
  • In mean time, take a sauce pan. Add 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of water to it. Cook in high flame, till sugar dissolves and after that reduce the flame to low and cook till it reaches one thread consistency. To check one string consistency ,touch sugar syrup between your thumb and fore finger. When you extend both your fingers, you could see it form a string in between. That is the needed consistency.
  • After an hour, add enough water and make a watery batter. The batter should be in free flow consistency. For making jalebi, you can use either sauce bottle or zip lock bag. If you are using sauce bottle, add batter to it and use it as such. If you are using zip lock bag, add batter  to bag and close it. Make a tiny hole at the end and use it.
  • Heat oil in a pan. The oil heat should be moderate. Now add batter to hot oil in circular motions so as to make jalebi. If the oil heat is low,  jalebis won't  get the needed spiral shape, instead they will become flat. If the oil heat is more, your jalebis will get broken. So see to that oil heat is as needed. 
  • Your jalebis will get cooked in very less time. Now add cooked jalebis directly to sugar syrup and take it out immediately. You can also add saffron strands to increase the flavor and taste. Enjoy your Jalebis hot!!