Instant Jalebi Recipe

A traditional Indian sweet made quick and easy, this home-made jalebi recipe is for all those who crave it and want it instantly. End a meal with this homestyle jalebi that will leave you wanting for more.


  • For the Sugar Syrup – 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Saffron (Kesar) Strands
  • 1 Teaspoon Warm Milk
  • 2 Teaspoon Rose Water
  • Other Ingredients – 3/4 Cup Self-Rising Flour
  • A Pinch Baking Powders
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Curd (Dahi)
  • Ghee for Deep-Frying
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes

  1. Combine the sugar with 1/3rd cup of water in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame till the sugar dissolves and is of 1 thread consistency (stir continuously) Keep the syrup warm.
  2. Combine the saffron with warm milk and rub it lightly till the saffron dissolves.
  3. Add the rose water to it and mix well. Add this saffron mixture to the sugar syrup and mix well. Keep aside.
  4. Sieve the flour with baking powder and keep aside.
  5. Combine the curd with 1/3 cup of water in a bowl and whisk well.
  6. Add the flour and make a thick batter, making sure that no lumps remain. Keep aside.
  7. Heat ghee in a broad saucepan (the pan should be approximately 25 mm. (1″) deep.
  8. Fill the jalebi batter into a piping bag with a single hole nozzle. Alternatively, use a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid to fill the batter.
  9. Press out round whirls of the batter into the hot ghee working closely from outside to the centre of the whirl (approximately 50 mm (2″) diameter).
  10. Deep-fry the jalebis till golden brown from both the sides and transfer immediately into the warm sugar syrup.
  11. Drain after 2 to 3 minutes and serve hot sprinkled with cardamom powder.