Recipe hack!! How to Make Jilebi in shortcut!!

November 26, 2015

In the midst of this busy life, it’s always not possible to cook from scratch. I am not a sweet tooth person, I usually gravitate towards savory food. But one desert that always gets me is Jilebi. Jilebi is a flour batter that is deep fried in a circular shape and soaked in a sugar syrup. It is yummiest when served warm. Usually, this requires at least 24 hours of preparation to make from scratch. The batter needs to be fermented in order to prepare a good Jilebi. When I come home form 10 hours work shift and too tired to prepare Jilebi from scratch or don’t have patience for my batter to be ready, that’s when I found the solution to satisfy my craving without compromising the taste. I got this Jilabi mix from the Nepalese grocery store and to make my life easier it comes with this cute Jilebi maker 😀 . My batter problem is solved but what about my sugar syrup?? Making sugar syrup is very time consuming as well, but I have a quick fix for this issue as well 😀 While I am at the store I grab a can of Gulab Jamun (this is another desert that is soaked in sugar syrup). Now I have both batter and sugar syrup ready-made. I have realized frying Jilebi batter in ghee takes your Jilebi to another level of deliciousness. Try it for yourself and you will know what I am talking about (I am drooling right now thinking about Jilebi 😀 ). I hope you will enjoy this recipe hack 😀 .

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Jilebi mix from the store.

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Gulab Jamun for the sugar syrup.

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Pour sugar syrup (chasni) in a medium size bowl.

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Jilebi Batter

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Heat ghee in medium size nonstick pan.

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Transfer the batter in the Jilebi maker.

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Once the ghee is hot, fry the batter in the circular motion.

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Once Jilebi turns golden in color , its ready to be soaked in the sugar syrup.

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Let the Jilebi soak in the syrup for minute or two.

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Serve it warm 😀



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  • 1 Jilebi mix
  • 1 Gulab Jamun can for the sugar syrup
  • ½ cup ghee
  1. Prepare the Jilebi batter as instructed in the box.
  2. Pour just the sugar syrup from Gulab Jamun can in a medium size bowl.
  3. Heat ½ cup of gee in a medium heat.
  4. To ensure if ghee is hot, pour a drop of batter in the pan and if the batter floats then its is ready.
  5. Fry the batter in a circular motion. ( Make sure to overlap the end of the batter in order to maintain the circular shape).
  6. Once it turns into golden color, soak it in sugar syrup for minute or two (Microwave the sugar syrup for couple of minutes to warm it up ).
  7. Serve it warm.

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