December 10, 2012

Jalebi / Fried Sweet Petzel and DIWALI FOOD FEST Event RoundUp - Vitual Feast

This is my second year of hosting Diwali event and this year I don't want users to stick with just the desserts or sweets but everyone is welcome to link up anything related to Diwali....starting from dessert, sweets, savory recipes, Vegetarian, non-vegetarian, lights, rangoli, crafts pics etc.,

This the main festival for Hindu's in India and we miss it a lot being here in the US, so this event here will be a virtual celebration for all those who miss being in their home town.

Lets celebrate it together with the visual and satisfy our hearts...

Here with I thought I will kick off this event with a delicious dessert/ Indian Diwali special Sweet - JALEBI, which is also my hubby's favorite Indian Sweet. :) I remember I tried it when I got married, and I made it with urad dal batter and it didn't turn out so good. Well I can say that I was not good at cooking at that time, or put the blame that I didn't have enough equipments. So this is the second time I am trying and well have to say that the results were impressive enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

I just made a small batch of them, because I didn't want to take risk of spoiling the whole dessert and moreover as Shoj is not around, so would make more fresh and hot hot when he is around.
So enjoy this sweet treat and rush all your recipes here for the event and Happy and Prosperous DIWALI to you all!

1. In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients purpose flour, rice flour, corn meal or semolina, and baking powder, mix them with a whisk.
2. Add the wet ingredients yogurt and warm water and mix them until blended and let it ferment for about 2 hours.

3. In a kadai or deep pan add ghee or oil and let it come to a medium high heat. (I used ghee for frying as it gives rich taste).
4. In an another deep sauce pan, add water and sugar and first bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and make a syrup until you get a one string consistency.
5. Now lower the flame to the lowest and add saffron threads and cardamom powder and stir them once.

6. When the batter is ready and fermented, add this batter to a dispenser or I used a plastic bottle dispenser as shown below.
7. Before you add the batter make sure it’s hot enough by adding a dollop of batter into the oil and it should rise up immediately.

8. Now drop the batter from the dispenser, first make a circle of the desired size of the jalebi you want to and then make swirls around the circle and then again make two circles over the top to end or you can make it simple just circles or whatever shape you want the jalebi to be.

9. Cook each side for about 2-3 mins and then drop these one by one into the sugar syrup and let it absorb the sweetness for about 3-4 mins.
10. Then remove it gently on to a wire rack lined with a sheet with a foil under to take collect all the sugar drippings.

11. Repeat steps 8,9 and 10 to make as many jalebi’s as you want.
12. After 5 mins remove the warm Jalebi’s to a serving plate and enjoy. :)

Now lets go to the event: NO RULES as such for this event, but please use the logo,which is mandatory to the recipes you send, as it will help to spread the word. Please link all your recipes with the help of the linky tool and those who are unable to link or having any problems, please send the recipes to anu (dot) healthykitchen (at) gmail (dot) com. Event starts on NOV 1st and ends on NOV 30th 2012.

Thanks and N'Joy your Diwali with Family and Friends.....

Click on the middle link below to view other bloggers Diwali Recipes 2011, a total of 190 recipes...

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  1. wow very tempting and cute jalebis,luks delicious...

  2. I liked the jalebi designs, beautifully done.

  3. Awesome presentation, Anu! I thought u were showing off your new bracelet or some accessories. Hahaha! Lovely, dear!

  4. Very nicely made jalebi...looks delicious

  5. Nice yummy preparation... nice design

  6. Yummy and what a color you chose..tempting.

  7. Yummy and what a color you chose..tempting.

  8. Very tempting sweet, looks super yummy

  9. Super tempting sweet,love the 1st pic!!

  10. Wow! What a mouthwatering jalebi...nicely made and beautiful design!!!

  11. Beautiful looking jalebis, stunning.

  12. They look so perfect & mouthwatering..nice event,Anu..will try n send some:)loved the english name of jalebis too:)
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  13. Cute and yummy jalebi !! looks so tasty !!

  14. Jalebi looks lovely...Perfect sweet for celebration..

  15. your jalebis look like golden bangles. perfect shape...

  16. Jalebi Look So cute... Thanks for sharing this recipe with us...

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  17. Please mention announcement page In back of post

  18. Wow Anu yummy jalebi's very tempting.


  19. Hi Anu,

    First time on your blog. Impressive! Happpy Diwali to you and your family.


  20. I love Jalebi and this recipe and photographs look amazing .Great job on the event too.I have posted my entry in "DIWALI FOOD FEST" Nov 1th to Nov 30th " . Keep up the good work Anu!! :)

  21. Yummy Jalebi's.. They are so tempting..


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