Jalebi

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    Jalebis are small, bright yellow, web-shaped cakes similar to funnel cakes. They are popular celebration and street cakes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Soaking them in saffron syrup and then drying them gives the cakes a crispy outer shell. They are made with maida flour (a finely milled wheat flour) and Bengal gram flour (a flour milled from chickpeas), both of which can be found at Indian groceries. If you can't find them, use cake or pastry flour. If you can find fresh yeast, use it instead of the dry yeast; that is the traditional method and it adds to the flavor.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 1 tablespoon plus 2/3 cup water
    • 1 1/2 cups maida flour
    • 2 teaspoons Bengal gram flour
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons ghee, melted
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 4 drops yellow food coloring
    • 2 cups ghee for frying, melted
    • 1 3/4 cups lime-saffron syrup

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 691 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 60 g 92.29%
    • Saturated Fat: 38 g 189.87%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 168 mg 55.84%
    • Sodium: 25 mg 1.03%
    • Calcium: 21 mg 2.14%
    • Potassium: 297 mg 8.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 15.54%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.79%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 5 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 43.46%
    • Vitamin C 20.07%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat12
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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