Bengali Jeelipi Or Jalebi Recipe

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Jalebi or Jeelipi is a very popular Indian sweet. It can be served cold or hot. It is made by deep frying a batter in pretzel or circular shape and soaked into sugar syrup. This sweet considers as a "Celebration Sweet" in India. Here it is considered as a famous "Ratha-Yatra" special sweet.




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45 Minutes



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Ingredients for Jeelipi

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Preperation steps for Jeelipi

Soak the daal and rice separately in water for 5/6hrs. Grind the rice and daal separately (remember do not warm the daal or rice while grinding them. Turn off the Grinder in every 1 minute to keep the grinder cool), then mix into a large bowl and add fennel with it. Then again keep it for 5/6 hrs.

  After 5/6 hours beat the batter very well for 5-10 minutes with hand.

  To make the syrup heat 2 cups of water in a pan and add sugar and bring to a nice boil to make syrup . Make a thick syrup. Add rose water and cardamom powder to it.

Heat oil in a kadai and add 2 tablespoons of ghee. Now fill the Jeelipi batter into a piping bag with a number 3 nozzle. You can also use an empty ketchup bottle.

  Squeeze the Jeelipi batter out in the hot oil in a pretzel shape to about 2 inches in diameter. Fry the jeelipi(s) till golden brown on both sides.

  Once fried then soak the jeelipi(s) completely in sugar syrup for 20-30 seconds and serve hot.

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Serving Tips

Sprinkle some chopped Pistachios & Saffron threads before serving.

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