Pakistani Jalibi Recipe

Sure! I can help you with a recipe for Pakistani Jalebi. Jalebi is a popular sweet treat in Pakistan, made from a fermented batter that is deep-fried and then soaked in sugar syrup. Here’s a recipe you can follow:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands (optional)
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

For Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • A few saffron strands (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, gram flour, baking powder, and yogurt. Mix well to form a smooth batter.
  2. Gradually add warm water to the batter while stirring continuously. The consistency of the batter should be thick and smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little more water.
  3. Cover the batter with a clean cloth and let it rest in a warm place for 8-10 hours. This allows it to ferment and develop a tangy flavor.
  4. After fermentation, the batter will have a slightly sour taste and a bubbly texture.
  5. In a separate saucepan, prepare the sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in water over medium heat. Add saffron strands and cardamom powder to the syrup and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes until it reaches a sticky consistency. Keep the syrup warm.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
  7. Fill a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle with the fermented batter.
  8. Squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a spiral shape, starting from the center and moving outward. You can make small or large jalebis as per your preference.
  9. Fry the jalebis until they turn golden brown and crisp. Ensure they are cooked evenly on all sides.
  10. Remove the jalebis from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them directly into the warm sugar syrup. Let them soak for 2-3 minutes, allowing the jalebis to absorb the syrup.
  11. Take out the jalebis from the syrup and place them on a serving plate. You can garnish them with some chopped pistachios or almonds for added flavor and presentation.
  12. Serve the jalebis warm or at room temperature. They taste best when freshly made.

Enjoy your homemade Pakistani Jalebis!

Note: Be cautious when working with hot oil to avoid any accidents.

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