Savory Jalebi – Indian Snack

These were quick, simple and quite interesting, given that a jalebi is traditionally an Indian sweet.
By Shuchi Mittal

Savory Jalebi Recipe

“Sweet or savory, can’t you tell?

Hey, pick one up & indulge, you might as well!

And when the night’s over, you cross a day off the diet chart

Overeaten again? Perhaps, but that’s the best part….”
I really enjoyed making these. They were quick, simple and quite interesting (given that a jalebi is traditionally an indian sweet)! I also thought they were a great substitution for chips, and worked well with any dipping sauce you have lying around the house. Easy peasy….
Savory Jalebi
 
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Savory version of the popular Indian dessert - Jalebi
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup gram flour
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1teaspoon caraway seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • A pinch asafetida
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Salt and red chili powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chat masala (Indian savory spice used on street food)
  • Olive oil for shallow frying
Instructions
  1. Mix gram flour with all the ingredients (except chat masala & oil) and add enough water to make a semi-thick pourable batter (pancake like batter).
  2. Keep aside to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.
  4. Put the mixture in a piping bag with a small hole & pour it into the hot oil in small round squiggles.
  5. Remove when crisp and brown on both sides and keep on a kitchen towel to drain any excess oil.
  6. Sprinkle with chat masala and serve hot with a dipping sauce such as tomato, sriracha, mint or yogurt.
1 Comment
  1. Quick? Yes, if you have an Indian pantry…but I live in Berkeley, CA,and there are piles of these stores within walking distance. No worries!

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