Friday, December 5, 2014

Jalebi: Fritters in Syrup

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The jalebi, or imaratee or jilawii and sometimes jalibi is a sweet, typical of Persia and parts of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. They are made ​​of batter fried in the form of pretzel or circular shape, which are then soaked in syrup. These cakes are served hot or cold. They have a slightly rubbery consistency inner and an outer surface harder because of the sugar that is crystallized from outer coating. Syrup are often added or replaced other products such as the juice of lemon, rosewater or other flavors such as kewra .


A similar sweet is the imarti, which is orange-red and sweeter flavor and is made ​​in the states of northern India, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The chhena jalebi, is instead a variant made ​​with chhena, popular in some areas such as Rajasthan, Bengal, and Orissa, though its form may be very different from place to place.

In India the jalebi are served as desserts of the holidays, especially during the holidays such as Independence Day and Republic Day, during which you can enjoy in government offices, defense structures and other organizations. Similarly, the jalebi is one of the most popular sweets in Pakistan . It is used as a remedy for headaches in some parts of Pakistan, where it is served after it has rested in the hot milk.

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