Apple Jalebi

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Apple Jalebi
by Aparna Anurag Updated February 7,2014

Apple Jalebis are actually apple wafers dipped in the flavorful sugar syrup. They taste best when served hot.This another form of normal Jalebis.

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 1 hr
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-5 persons
Yield:10-15 Jalebis
Author: Aparna Anurag


  • 2 apples peeled and sliced them in thin rings
  • 3/4  cup plain flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/2  teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Oil to fry
For Syrup:
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon cardamom powder
For Garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon blenched and sliced pistachios
  • ***Indian spice glossary: Cooking Glossary



  1. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in ¼ cup warm water, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the flour and oil together.
  3. Add the yeast solution to the flour and mix. Make a smooth batter. Add water as needed. Consistency should be like pancake mix.
  4. Set the batter aside and let it sit in a warm place for half hour.
  5. Make sure the batter is fermented, but do not over ferment. After fermenting batter will be little lacy.
Boil the sugar and water together. Add the lemon juice, and cardamom boil for about 8 minutes until syrup is about ½ thread. Lemon juice keeps the mixture from crystallizing

Making the jalebis:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan about 1 inch deep. 
  2. Dip the apple slices into the batter one at a time, making sure the slice is covered with the batter. Then, slowly drop the slices into the frying pan.
  3. The jalebi will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
  4. Turn them occasionally. Fry the jalebi until both sides are golden-brown.
  5. Transfer them into the warm syrup.
  6. Let jalebi soak in the hot syrup for a few seconds.Than take them out and Garnish with sliced pistachios.
  7. Serve hot.
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