Jilebi the Indian sweet with the syrup filled in

is one sweet no one could resist . This tastes

excellent when served hot .Every bite is a treat

with the syrup drizzling out .

The authentic recipe is made with all purpose

flour , but the recipe I’m going to share with

you is no lesser match to the store bought

ones,or the authentic recipe.

Believe me , no one will be able to find that you

have made with iddli-dosa batter.

Making with iddli batter is more healthier than

the authentic one .My kids loved it !

Now to the recipe


1 cup iddli batter ( 1 day old only)

1.5 tbsp all purpose flour

A pinch of food colour ( kesari powder)

A pinch of baking powder.

Oil for frying ( oil + ghee can be used)

For the syrup

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

A drop of lime juice or padigaram ( alum)-to

avoid crystallisation.


Mix the batter well without any lumps .

Heat oil in a shallow frying pan .

Add the batter into a piping bag, and swirl on

hot oil.

Fry on both sides (should be crisp ,or remove

when bubbling of oil mellows ).

Drop into syrup only for 2-3 minutes . You can

see the syrup filling into the jilebis .

Always heat the syrup , before you add a batch

Remove and serve .

For the syrup

Heat till 1 string consistency and add lime juice

or a pinch of padigaram.


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