Home-Style Jalebis

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

  • About

Jalebis are casually coiled deep-fried sweets coated in syrup that are made and sold street side in many parts of India. The favorite jalebi maker in a market area has a steady line of customers outside his shop. I had never really understood why people had such a passion for jalebis, for I’d been too impatient to line up, so I’d only ever eaten cold (and tired) ones from places with no queuing public. Only when I finally tasted a jalebi fresh from the pan, in Ah