How to make Jaleba - Delicious, crisp and oozing with syrup Jalebas are huge jalebis .

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Mithais

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The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

For more recipes related to Jaleba checkout Balushahi, Gajar Ke Tukde, Ghevar, Jalebi . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Wheat and Semolina Laddoos, Moong Dal Halwa, Ghevar, Choco Coconut Modak.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Jaleba Recipe

  • Refined flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Sugar

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 2 1/2 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) 4-5 strands

  • Ghee to deep fry


Step 1

Mix refined flour and soda bicarbonate. Add two cups of water and make a smooth batter. Make sure that there are no lumps. Leave it overnight to ferment.

Step 2

Make a syrup with sugar and two and a half cups of water. Add green cardamom powder and saffron. Take a squeeze bottle and fill it up with the batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient ghee in a flat pan. Pour the batter into the hot ghee in spiral shapes. Turn and fry till both sides are golden. Drain and soak in the syrup for at least fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot.