1. Refined flour (maida) 1 cup
  2. Yogurt 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar 3 cups
  4. Milk 1 tablespoon
  5. Saffron (kesar) a few
  6. Ghee for deep-frying

Method :

In a big bowl, whisk refined flour, yogurt and sufficient water to a smooth and pouring consistency batter. Cover and keep in a warm place to ferment for 24 hours. Beat the batter with your hands again for 15 minutes. Cook sugar with 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan on high heat, stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves. Add milk and when the scum rises to the top, collect it with a ladle and discard. Add saffron and cook, stirring, till the syrup reaches one string consistency. Keep the syrup warm. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai on medium heat. Pour some batter onto a jalebi cloth, gather the edges and make a tight potli. Squeeze round spirals into the hot ghee and deep fry, turning them over gently a few times, till they are evenly golden and crisp. Drain and soak in sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes. Take them out of the syrup and serve hot.

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