Jalebi /zalabia or indian muffle cake

6 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy
It is also the national sweet of India, probably because it is served in defense and government offices on the occasions of Independence day and Republic day!


Number of serving: 6

For Batter:

All purpose flour - 1/2 cup

Gram flour - 1 teaspoon

Dry active yeast - 1/2 teaspoon

Canola oil -1/2 teaspoon

Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon

Lukewarm water - 1/3 cup

Food grade orange color - 1 pinch

For Syrup:

Sugar - 1cup

Water - 1/2 cup

Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon

Cardamom powder - 1 pinch

Rose water - few drops

For Frying

Canola oil


  • First dissolve the yeast in warm water, stir and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Mix all purpose flour, gram flour, oil, sugar and a pinch of orange color. Now add the yeast solution and mix it nicely so that there are no lumps.
  • Let the batter sit in a warm place for 1 hour to ferment If there is no sun outside then just turn on the oven at 180 degrees F for 5 minutes and then turn it off and keep the batter inside the oven for 1 hour.


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