FOR JALEBI BATTER:
1 cup maida
1 tsp corn flour/besan
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vinegar
1 tsp yogurt / curd
5 tbsp water, or as required
⅛ tsp turmeric powder / haldi / yellow food colour, optional
FOR SUGAR SYRUP:
¼ cup water
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp saffron strands / kesar, optional
¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
1 tbsp ghee
oil for deep frying
1 sauce bottle/zip lock bag/ cloth bag
in a mixing bowl, mix maida, corn flour/besan, curd.
then add half tsp vinegar and water.
mix well in round circular directions for 4 minutes.
now add baking soda and give a gentle mix.
now pour this batter in the tomato ketchup bottles/zip lock bag/ cloth bag
heat oil in a pan and add 1 tbsp of ghee.
squeeze the bottle and make round spirals with the batter.
when one side is partly cooked, turn over and fry the other side.
fry till the jalebis are a light golden.
then immediately drop the fried jalebis in the warm sugar syrup for 30 seconds (1 string consistency).
finally, serve jalebis hot, warm or at room temperature.