Friday, November 9, 2012

Jilebi (South Indian Style)

  • Urud dal 1 cup
  • Sugar 2 cup
  • Water 1¼ cup
  • Orange Food Colour a pinch
  • Rose water 1 Tbsp
  • Oil

Soak urud dal for 1 hr and grind it into a fluffy batter by adding very little amount of water. Transfer it into a bowl and add a pinch of kesari colour. Meanwhile, prepare the sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water together. Just make it a little thick (need not be one thread consistency). Add a pinch of food colour and rose water into it and mix well. 

Make a button hole in the middle of a clean cloth and fill it with the batter. Heat oil in a flat vessel or in a frying pan and squeeze the batter into it. Transfer it into the warm sugar syrup and soak it for a few mins. Then remove and arrange it on a serving plate.

[Recipe Courtesy: Lekshmi Nair]

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  1. Perfectly made.. Looks yum!! One of my favorite desserts..

  2. Looks more like an Imarti..delicious!

  3. looks awesome n wonderful clicks too..

  4. hi looks good.. south indian jilebi is called "jangiri"..The yellow one the north indian spl is called jelabi..they are sour and crispy

  5. wish I could get one. They look so inviting and must be so yummy.

    Luv it!!


  6. looks perfect shape and color. very tempting.

  7. will this be crisy after cooling down?If not hw can we make it crispy

    Teena Chackochen

  8. Perfect jilebi Tina kutty..The flowery shape is awesome ...Super Like :))

  9. mmm.... mouth wateringly delicious dear. Adipoli ayittund.

  10. ഇത് തീറ്റിച്ചിട്ട് ഷുഗര്‍ പിടിപ്പിക്കാനുള്ള പരിപാടിയാ അല്ലെ?