Monday, March 7, 2011

Gujarati Snack Fafda & Jalebi

One Sunday morning I make typical Gujarati break fast fafda (a chickpea flour snack) & Jalebi (dessert). And its come out very good so I share hear enjoy!! 
How to make Jalebi:
For Jalebi Batter:
1.      1 cup all purpose flour
2.      3 teaspoon  gram flour (besan)
3.      1 teaspoon yogurt
4.      Pinch of baking soda
5.      1/2 teaspoon clarified butter (ghee)
6.      A pinch of lime yellow color
7.      Lukewarm water as needed
For sugar syrup:
1.      1 cup sugar
2.      1 cup water
3.      Pinch of cardamom powder
4.      Few strands of saffron
5.      1 teaspoon of lemon juice
6.      Oil for deep fry

For Batter:
1.         Take the all purpose flour, yogurt, and as needed lukewarm water and mix together, make thick batter.
2.         Mix well, make sure that there are no lumps and the batter is smooth.
3.        Set the batter aside in a warm place for 24 hours.
4.        Make sure the batter is fermented, but do not over ferment. After fermenting batter will be little lacy.
5.       Add ghee, gram flour baking soda and yellow color and mix well.
For Sugar Syrup:
1.      In one pan boil the sugar and water together until sugar is dissolve and bubble batter or u can check with candy thermometer 95C/200F.
2.      Add the lemon juice and saffron and close the heat.
For Jalebi:
1.       Heat the oil in a flat frying pan, check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil, the batter should sizzle and come up without changing in color right away.
2.      Fill the Jalebi batter into a piping bag or sauce bottle. (empty ketchup bottle).
3.       Squeeze the Jalebi batter out in the hot oil in a small circular motions or pretzel shape to about 2 inches in diameter.
4.      Fry the Jalebis until golden-brown on both sides.
5.       Transfer into the warm syrup.
6.       Let jalebi soak in the hot syrup for a few seconds and take out and shake off excess sugar syrup and place onto a plate.
7.       Serve hot with fafda.
How to make Fafda:
1.      1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2.      1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
3.     1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
4.     1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
5.     1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
6.     1/2 teaspoon black paper
7.      3 teaspoon oil
8.      Salt to taste
9.      Water as needed
For seasoning:
1.     1/4 teaspoon black salt powder
2.     1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
3.     1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
4.     1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
5.     1/8 teaspoon salt or taste
·        Mix well all seasoning ingredients and keep aside.

1.      In one large bowl add salt, oil, 2 tsp water, baking soda, asafoetida, black pepper and carom seeds,  beat well.
2.     About 2 minute beat the batter than add little water, flour and make tight dough. Knead the dough about 4 – 5 minute and keep a side for 15 minutes.
3.     Than again knead the dough for 4 minutes.
4.     Divide the dough small equal 15 to 20 oval rounds.
5.      Heat the oil medium heat and take one oval and place it on a greased wooden surface.
6.     With base of your palm, press the flatten dough and then cut in the strip with sharp knife 2” strips from it.
7.     Fry these strips over medium heat until light golden brown take it out.
8.     Sprinkle the seasoning masala.
9.     This fafda is not crispy so not over deep fry.
10.   It’s eat hot with hot Jalabi, papaya salad (it’s also call papaya nu kachu), kadhi or cut onion and tea as you like.  

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Manu said...

Jalebi is my favourite Indian sweet. I have tried to make it once, but even though it looked pretty it wasn't as crunchy as it should have been. I will surely try you recipe for it as these look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

The Mistress of Spices said...

I've never heard of fafda but it sounds delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy snack looks delicious and well explained

aipi said...

Delicious tempting platter you have there :)

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Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Nice snacks.. I was always wondering how do you make those jalebi.. its not that difficult :)

Sushma Mallya said...

They have come out so perfect!

Tiffany said...

I love jalebi!!!!!

Anu Santanu said...

Lovely snacks.. YUM looking jalebis..
Bhalo Khabo

Daksha's Vegetarian Recipes World. said...

Thank you all for stopping by my space and appreciating the Gujarati Snacks(Fafda & Jalebi).

Kankana said...

You made jalebi at home ... my jaw dropped when i saw this . WOW .. brilliant .. I am going to try these and going to probably bug you a lot with questions :)

Stephanie said...

That looks delicious and fun to make too!

Daksha's Vegetarian Recipes World. said...

@Kankana thanks , Yes you shall try this and if u have any query please write to me.
@Stephanie Thanks ..

the Junkie book said...

hi daksha

hope you're doing good. i waited for summer to be over to make pista icecream but the pistas got over! i'm so fond of them and i finished the batch. now will buy another and a..s summer has set in here...yea well...

i made jalebis once and failed. will try with this. thank you for bringing us authentic gujarati cuisine. keep posting!!

sangeeta said...

Hi Daksha...first time her enad i got a new recipe her...the fafda. I have liked this snack in the gujrati stalls but never made it..

I make jalebis but never had it this way with fafdas...
you have a lovely blog here.

Daksha said...

Thoma you can try this Jalebis , i am sure it will come out delicious.

Daksha said...

Thanks Sangeeta for your kind words and appreciating my work .

Umesh said...

During our recent tour of Gujrat - we had the pleasure of enjoying Fafda .on road side " Thela" . It was so delicious that - on our return , I started hunting for the recipe . Having got from u - We r going to enjoy it . Mouth has already started watering . How do u go about making Pappaya chutney ?


Hi,Iam living in Abu Dhabi {UAE} bt am belong to south Indian {BANGALORE}.. I love watching TV serials..specialy gujrati{in Hindi} so all the time i use hear from artists abt Fafda but i dont know wt was am belong to Hotel industry i love to make lots of experiments as i got success i try it today in my kitchen. It is so tasty i dont hv words to xpress...i thanks to Daksha recipes for helping me in this...keep on publishing vegetarian recipes like this...Thanks once again..


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Unknown said...

Very nice! I really enjoyed your blog throughout all the time I have spent on it!Interesting snacks, looks super crispy and addictive. Looks like a nice snack to munch on any time of the day.Thanks for sharing.

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