Journey of Jalebi

The journey of Jalebi

Jalebi is the type of Indian dessert popular in south and western Asia. Whether eaten with the humble breakfast of poori-sabzi or the evening snack of Samosa and chai, consumed alone, in milk or with curd, jalebi can be enjoyed hot, cold or even daylong stale.

For ages, Indians have been going ga-ga over this unparalleled dish. So, it will come as a shock to many to know that the origin of jalebi is not Indian at all. Do you know the word Jalebi derived from Arabic word Zulabia. In fact our beloved recipe is perhaps an import from its Middle-Eastern counterpart Zalabiya or the Persian Zulbiya.

Jalebi is popular dessert in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Middle east and North America.

In India Jalebi is often served with Rabri, curd, Kachori, Poha, Dhokla etc.

Jalebi is originally made with ingredients like Maida, ghee and Suger, however this vary from region to region.