Bellam Jalebi ~~ Jaggery Jalebi

Jalebi has been mine and my mom's all time favorite sweet. In most parts of the India fried jalebi is dipped in sugar syrup. In very few places it is dipped in Jaggery syrup. Unlike sugar, jaggery is rich in minerals specially iron. Me along with  my mom and sisters used to visit my Grandma's place during summer vacation. Grandma or my mom used to get this sweet from a roadside sweet shops, which are very popular  for sweets and snacks specially Kaaja and Jaggery Jalebi. 

Jaggery / Bellam Jalebi goes tot he 2nd day of BM 76 under the theme Mother's Day sweets.


All purpose flour  1 cup
Rice flour 3 spoons
Bicarbonate soda 1/4 spoon
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Oil for deep frying


Add water to all purpose flour and a smooth batter. 
Batter  should not be too watery or too thick.
Rest aside for 24 hours.
Now add rice flour and bi carbonate soda to the dough add very little water to make a smooth batter.
Again batter should not be too watery or thick.
If you like add little yellow or red food color to the batter.
Mix sugar and jaggery, add 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil.
Syrup should be 2 string consistency.
Add oil in deep frying pan.
A a bottle as shown in the pic, transfer the batter into it.

Now squeeze the bottle and made your desired shape or  circular shape.
Fry till nice and crisp.
Transfer the fried jalebi into hot syrup.
Rest for 4-5 minutes and remove to cool down.
Serve hot or at room temperature.

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Sharmila kingsly said...

Back home in our native there use to be a similar dish which they make with Palm Jagerry with Bellam also Jalebi has come out awesome!!

Priya Suresh said...

Heard lot about this jalebi but never had a chance to make and taste, bookmarking.

Harini R said...

Never tried bellam jilebi but I have heard that is a delicacy in some areas!

Gayathri Kumar said...

This jalebi looks so good. Using jaggery instead of sugar makes it a little guilt free too..

Chef Mireille said...

love the rich caramel color - must taste awesome

Srivalli said...

Wow thats a fantastic recipe Sushma, never had one with jaggery..must try now..

Pavani said...

I've never tried jaggery jalebis and you are tempting me to make them some time soon. You have made them just perfectly.

Archana said...

New to me but sounds delicious and guiltfree sweet.

veena said...

Never had one with jaggery...must try this soon...awesome recipe

Jayasri said...

That is looking so delicious!

jayashree said...

Nice ! jalebis with jaggery, looks tasty and have got a darker colour because of the jaggery.

Unknown said...

Jaggery as a sweetner in jelabi, this is very new to me. But i reqlly liked the healthier version.
It can be guilt free jalebi 😃

Avin said...

Loving the delicious jalebi.

Hayley said...

I have never tried Jaggery Jalebi, wish I can grab from your plate:)

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Wow very new to me! Never tried jalebi with jaggery! Looks delicious

cookingwithsapana said...

Wow, I never knew about jaggery syrup in jalebis.Looks so tempting.

Padmajha said...

Never heard about this jalebi.Now it joins my other bookmarks to try.