How to make Urad Dal Jalebi - SK Khazana -

Easy to make and an amazing dessert to impress your guests

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian, Fusion

Course : Desserts

Urad Dal Jalebi - SK Khazana

Urad Dal Jalebi - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Dessert is mostly referred to a final sweet course that concludes a meal, but those with a serious sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. The array of ingredients that you can use to prepare these decadent delights gives you plenty of room for innovation and variety.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Urad Dal Jalebi - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 cup

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Saffron a large pinch off

  • Ghee for deep-frying

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pistachios blanched, peeled and slivered 10-12 for garnish

  • Rose petals dried crushed for garnish


Step 1

Soak Urad Dal in plenty of water for 4-5 hours.

Step 2

Drain and put the gram into a mixer jar, add 2-3 tbsps water and grind well. Add 1 tbsp yogurt and continue to grind. Add 1 more tbsp yogurt and continue to grind until the batter is smooth and of pouring consistency.

Step 3

Transfer this batter in a large bowl.

Step 4

Meanwhile cook sugar with 1½ cups water in a deep non-stick pan and bring it to a boil and continue to cook till sugar dissolves.

Step 5

While the syrup is getting ready whisk the ground batter for 5-7 minutes.

Step 6

Add saffron to the syrup and mix well, cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes or till the syrup reaches one string consistency.

Step 7

Heat sufficient ghee in a shallow kadai.

Step 8

Once the syrup reaches one string consistency, add green cardamom powder and lemon juice and mix well. Switch off the heat, keep the pan down and let it cool slightly.

Step 9

Add baking powder to the batter and mix well. Pour this batter in a jalebi cloth, bring the sides of the cloth to form a bundle. Squeeze the batter into the ghee to make spiral shapes. Deep-fry on low heat, turning jalebis occasionally, till they are golden and crisp. Drain and soak them in the sugar syrup for 1 minute. Make more jalebis with the remaining batter.

Step 10

Drain jalebis from the syrup and arrange on a serving plate, garnish with pistachios and crushed dried rose petals and serve.

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