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The complicated sweet

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 27 April 2014 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

This sweet is called Jalebi . There's a chubbier version of this down South in our state called Jangiri which will be juicier, where as this is crisp!
This is nothing but flour made into a batter and squeezed into hot ghee through a hole in a cone made of cloth ,deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup.
This is a popular item sold in the Station at Katni on the way to Gaya. We bought this...served in a piece of the local newspaper:)) was yummy..though the colour is a bit intimidating:)I dare not show this shot to my son as I might get a lecture on buying things served on newspaper bits, unhygienic, falling ill etc. etc. Well, me and my husband survived :)))))))))))))))Ah!! The immunity levels are high !

CASIO EX-Z60 1/60 second F/3.1 38 mm (35mm equiv.)

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Sounds and looks yummy.

27 Apr 2014 6:33am

@ursulakatariina: :)))))))))))))) Ursula Thanks

omid from mashhad, Iran

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy! Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy! :)
I love a lot Jalebi !
In Iran we called it "Zulbia" & cooking in Ramadan.
I am so happy that you survived! :)

27 Apr 2014 7:12am

@omid: Thank you Omid. I googled Zulbia and saw the Recipe... The one in the picture has the same recipe. But we make ours ( in South India) with dehusked Black Gram lentils. Yes we survived :))))

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

27 Apr 2014 7:27am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)))

Gerard1948 from Spain

In looking at it, we want to taste, it looks very good. Excellent composition and very nice colors, I like a lot.
Have a good Sunday.

27 Apr 2014 8:14am

@Gerard1948: It will taste great...and you should taste the South Indian'll simply fall for it:)

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Superbe composition et couleurs.)

27 Apr 2014 8:48am

@tataray: Merci tataray :)

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Belle composition!

27 Apr 2014 9:16am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine :)))

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing and color . I know something similar from morocco .

27 Apr 2014 9:30am

@Mhelene: Wow !! I would love to see the Moroccan counterpart:))

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

I think this comes in different colours! Wonderful capture!

27 Apr 2014 9:50am

@mohkum: Oh!! I didn't know that :)

Ram from Chennai, India

Yummy picture. :-)

27 Apr 2014 11:43am

@Ram: Thank you Ram :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, really complicated.

27 Apr 2014 12:32pm

@Hiro: Yes...may be unravel and measure the length:)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb sweet!

27 Apr 2014 12:38pm

@Lalena: Thank you Lalena:)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks tasty and getting it wrapped in newspaper adds to the adventure.

27 Apr 2014 1:24pm

@Steve Rice: Of course...tastier than in posh hotels served on the costliest china:)))

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the sound of the crisp one better. Nice close up.

27 Apr 2014 2:02pm

@Don: :))))))) Don...happy you like this

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Glad to know that you are all well! The truth is that it looks very appetizing. The role of newspaper is thrown away and that's... Best regards, Adela

27 Apr 2014 2:45pm

@Adela Fonts: Ha ha ha !! At times certain foodies bought on platforms or roadside mobile hotels taste very long as they are hygienic it's fine :))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue originale cet orange et forme sueprbe compo.

27 Apr 2014 3:38pm

@Nicou: Merci Nicou:)))

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It has a lovely shape and bold color!

27 Apr 2014 5:05pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie...I must post our South version of will look prettier and juicier...It is my favourite sweet!!

Sam from Chennai, Thailand

A sweet shot, Devi. It looks tasty. Yes, it looks complicated on this piece of newspaper.
Glad to know that you both didn't have any problems after this adventure.
God is great. Lovely post and comments. :)

27 Apr 2014 5:12pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam:) It was funny...the boy who was selling this was wearing one of those flimsy transparent plastic gloves...and was saying " Thaaza aur suddha"...anyway.. I always carry some Pudinhara capsules when we travel and some DeepavaLi Lehium too ( from Suswad, T Nagar). When we were kids, we were given jangiris or at least the sugar syrup for upset stomach!!!

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

I would love to see it done and taste it ..... it looks yummy --- the colour might be a bit strong.
You can be happy that Harald is not seeing the newspaper ........ !!!! He would give you "detailed
information on what could all be happen to be there ... virus, bacteria, dirt from ....... all kinds of unspeakable things .... anyways when he would finally be finished ..... you never would eat anything from a newspaper !!!!!!!!!!
I am glad to know that you are both fine ...... Kindest regards and a nice Sunday eking MOnika

27 Apr 2014 6:36pm

@Shiva: Ha ha ha Monika..:D Harold should include also the " toxic effects of the printing ink" of the newspapers on the food that is wrapped in it !!! My son would refer to that also... I have grown to eating a lot of Vadas, bhajjis, ( vegetable fritters) wrapped in newspapers tied securely by jute threads:)))))I am sure they are better than toxic plastic bags!! Anyway...I wouldn't mind buying this again :))))

Diana from San Francisco, United States

It looks delicious.

27 Apr 2014 7:55pm

@Diana: Thank you Diana:) It is:)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Sounds as though it could be tasty

27 Apr 2014 8:36pm

@Doug: :)))) Doug Thanks

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Reminds me of a funnel cake we often get at fairs or special events, like a donut or cake made by pouring batter into hot cooking oil in a circular pattern and deep frying until golden-brown. Yummm!

27 Apr 2014 10:09pm

@B. Thomas: Wow! That sounds great...It must be really soft and melting in the mouth:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

wow..., they are very sweet... Devi.., super cool

28 Apr 2014 1:58am

@Ramu Sangabathula: Thank you Ramu:))

Sathya from Chennai, India

Yummy. and colorful. You give life to everyday stuff. Wonderful, Devi.

28 Apr 2014 2:56am

@Sathya: I see something special in many of our routine stuff Sathya.....and I love food shots:)))There are moments when my hubby doubts whether I cook for him or for the camera:))))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A great story about what is it! Would i like taste the looks delicious! :-))Haleja.

Happy new weeks to you and your husband, a good friend of mine!

28 Apr 2014 10:13am

@Oiva: Thank you Oiva... for the comment and wishes:)))A sweet week to you:)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It sounds delicious. It could be a piece of newspaper, a little hesitant, but everything should still try, or at least almost everything ...

28 Apr 2014 11:46am

@Jypyä Pop: So long as the newspaper is clean...though the danger of the toxic newsprint is still there :)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I've actually had this before. It's very strange and I can't remember if I liked it. I'm not a sweet tooth. More Savory.

28 Apr 2014 3:11pm

@Ainsley: May be some spicy vegetable fritter would have remained etched in your memory Ainsley :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

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