Jalebi An Indian Sweet (Instant Version)

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Good Instructable Citizens,  (I am watching Spartacus these days :D)

"Life is a celebration."- Osho

"Life is a celebration, when you eat Jalebies" - Tarun  Upadhyaya
  Ha ha :D

Jalebi (Ja as in jump le as in Label bi as in Big).

Jalabies are known as celebration sweet in India. In ancient India, people use to make & distribute Jalebies during weddings, child-birth, victory etc. In present India it is still known to be part of celebration. However the Jalebies are evolved  from just a celebration sweet to an extremely popular Indian sweet, savored across India and Indian subcontinent, from streets to 5-Star Hotels.

A little history (source :Wikipedia)

"Origins of Jalebi can be traced back to ancient India, where it was called Kundalika or Jal-vallika (being full of syrup, which is watery; hence the name). In later dialects of Sanskrit, Jal-vallika became Jalebi which likely arrived in the middle east during the period of Muslim rule, through cultural diffusion and trade from the Indian subcontinent, and its local name Jalebi became Zalebi as Z is more common in middle-eastern languages."

This sweet is so popular that many food companies offer instant Jalebi Mix so that you can make it at home. But I like to make it by my own, fresh and homely. Don't ya? :)

Traditionally, Jalebi requires a fermantation process of 24 hours, but since this version of Jalebi making is instant, it would only need an hour.

As difficult as it may appears to make, in reality it is simple to make :). Lets make this swirly, juicy, crunchy, mouth watering sweet. Keep the vows of your diet aside for a moment and savor this heavenly delight :).

Important information:

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Fermentation Time: 1 Hour
Servings: 4 (Grrr.. I had to share ;-))
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hunter9991 year ago

Haha! Jalebi my second fav! The best indian sweet for me is ludoo :-)

Awesome job by the way! ;-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Someday I will post ludoo :), Thank you so much.

Cool! And no problem. :D

Nice! I always love to eat these!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  akshat210451 year ago

Oh Yes, they are irresistible :)

BTW, do you live in India? If so, then which state?

sabu.dawdy2 years ago
in Pakistan it is also eaten as sehri in Ramadan :) love this ~ible :)
i wonder if khushi made it in same way or not :p
Lol...!! I remember her *khushi kumari gupta*..!!Tarun- She is a character from an indian daily soap.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  faiza0071 year ago

LOL !! My TV G.K is not very good :)

and so is mine..!!my mom used to watch that show everyday...so I knew a little bit about her character..

Btw these jalebis look soo tempting..!! I want some.. ;)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  faiza0071 year ago

I have many times shared the Idea of having a pot luck of all instructables members, one day :)

Your idea sounds so much fun..!! I would love to be a part of it.. :p
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
What is khushi?
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
Thanks sabu.dawdy :), I am glad you like it and Yes,I have also seen that in India as well during Ramadan, the huge heaps of jalebis are gorgeous & so tempting.
Just like this one :)
We're having jalebi for iftar today! followed your recipe and made these! :)
Oh.. this looks so good, the shape is really like a professional and I am sure they taste awesome. Wow... this is the first picture any one posted after learning from my ible.
Thanks! giving the shape was quite hard, the first few jalebies looked really messy, didn't take pictures of those :P ! thanks for sharing the recipe :)
oh same here, the first few are messy usually :).
Shubh V2 years ago
Con grates i was very sure u will certainly win Tarun,very happy for u!!! To my knowledge even most of Indian females doesn't go for jalebi making in kitchen although crazy to eat:) U r an exceptional my friend.Kudos for outstanding instruct able on my favorite Indian dish:))
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  Shubh V2 years ago
Thank you so much dear Friend :[) for your kind words.
HollyMann2 years ago
Congrats on winning!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thank you so much Holly :[)
Forgive me, my dear friend, you are right
in Iran in Ramadan is the tradition for many years, I got on the judgment.
Oh it is absolutely fine, we are all here to learn from each other. :). Enjoy the Jalebis (Indian or Iranian who cares if it tastes so good :[))
amethyst852 years ago
So apparently it has the same ingredients and styling as funnel cakes......I don't see no difference.
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  amethyst852 years ago
Small world :). Thank you for stopping by.
it's Persian sweet,not indian,that's name is Zooloobia
I am not sure where the origin of this sweet was but Its extremely popular in Indian subcontinent (As I mentioned from streets to 5-star hotels). I had been to middle east and did not find it easily available (probably my bad luck). It has many variations in Africa as well.
Thank you for your interest.
bajablue2 years ago
Yay Tarun! :-D
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  bajablue2 years ago
oh Wow :). Thank you so much bajablue :)
lindarose922 years ago
Wow, first prize! Congratulations Tarun!!!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose922 years ago
Thank you so much Linda. I am very happy about this :[).
woohoo!!! congratulations tarun so happy for you !!! =)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  blissful20152 years ago
Yaay :[) Thank you so much dear friend. I am glad to live upto expectations :)
Proud Moment............!!! Indian Jalebi..!! Wow Loved it.... Bro Next time would love to see the Famous POHA !!
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  anubhav.dubey2 years ago
Thanks Bro :[), Will do it surely sometime.
artworker2 years ago
Congrats for winning! :)
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