Jalebi or zulbia, is a sweet popular all over South Asia and West Asia, probably originated from Iran or India. It is made by deep-frying maida flour (plain flour or all-purpose flour) batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. This dessert can be served warm or cold.
Jalebi is a famous Indian dessert, prepared by deep frying batter in coil shape and then dipping it in sweet syrup. Jalebi is so very popular that it’s eaten during national holidays, weddings, festivals and other important occasions.
Jalebis are prepared with various ingredients like using gram flour, split black gram flour, maida or all purpose flour, wheat flour, rice flour and rarely semolina for preparing batter. Other ingredients may include lime juice or sour curd to give for introducing a bit of tanginess into the sweet, the sugar for syrup, baking powder, saffron, powdered cardamom, rose water, and oil or ghee for frying. There is no need to use artificial flavor or color for the sweet, because it turns out in bright yellow color with mouth watering flavor with the natural ingredients used in preparation of jalebi