8 ingredients
makes 8 jalebis
Jalebis are small, bright yellow, web-shaped cakes similar to funnel cakes. They are popular celebration and street cakes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Soaking them in saffron syrup and then drying them gives the cakes a crispy outer shell. They are made with maida flour (a finely milled wheat flour) and Bengal gram flour (a flour milled from chickpeas), both of which can be found at Indian groceries. If you can't find them, use cake or pastry flour. If you can find fresh yeast, use it instead of the dry yeast; that is the traditional method and it adds to the flavor.

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Serving Size (113.09 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 711.26 Calories from Fat 562.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62.46g 768.72%
Saturated Fat 38.49g 1539.49%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 158.52mg 422.73%
Sodium 2.63mg 0.88%
Total Carbohydrate 35.53g 94.76%
Dietary Fiber 3.27 g 104.66%
Sugars 1.09 g %
Protein 5.91g 94.48%
Vitamin A 1902.51IU% Vitamin C 0.24mg%
Calcium 14.05mg% Iron 1.92mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
plus, yellow food coloring, syrup