Sweet Delights: Irresistible Jalebi Recipe


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon rose water
  • Sliced pistachios and almonds for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, chickpea flour, and active dry yeast. Add warm water and mix well to form a smooth batter. Cover the bowl with a cloth and let it ferment for 2-3 hours or until it doubles in size.
  • Once the batter has fermented, add yogurt, saffron strands (if using), and ghee. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • In a separate saucepan, prepare the sugar syrup by combining sugar and water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until it reaches a slightly sticky consistency. Add cardamom powder and rose water to the syrup, and turn off the heat.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Fill a Jalebi squeezer (Jalebi mold) with the prepared batter.
  • Squeeze the batter in a swirling motion into the hot oil to form spiral-shaped Jalebi. Fry until they turn golden and crispy. Remove them from the oil and immediately dip them in the warm sugar syrup.
  • Let the Jalebi soak in the sugar syrup for a minute or two, ensuring they absorb the sweetness.
  • Garnish the Jalebi with sliced pistachios and almonds for added flavor and presentation.
  • Serve the delicious homemade Jalebi warm with a cup of tea or enjoy it as a delightful dessert after a hearty meal.

Jalebi is a classic and much-loved sweet treat in Pakistan, and this homemade recipe will undoubtedly win hearts with its irresistible taste and inviting aroma.

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