Apple Jalebis can be best described as apple wafers dipped in the flavorful sugar syrup. This is a modified version of Jalebis. They taste best when served hot.
Recipe will make about 16.
- 2 apples peeled and sliced them in thin rings
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour (plain flour, maida)
- 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Oil to fry
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 tablespoon blenched and sliced pistachios
- Dissolve the yeast and sugar in ¼ cup warm water, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- Mix the flour and oil together.
- Add the yeast solution to the flour and mix. Make a smooth batter. Add water as needed. Consistency should be like pancake mix.
- Set the batter aside and let it sit in a warm place for half hour.
- Make sure the batter is fermented, but do not over ferment. After fermenting batter will be little lacy.
Boil the sugar and water together. Add the lemon juice, and cardamom boil for about 8 minutes until syrup is about ½ thread. Lemon juice keeps the mixture from crystallizing
Making the jalebis:
- Heat the oil in a frying pan about 1 inch deep. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should sizzle and come up without changing in color right away.
- Dip the apple slices into the batter one at a time, making sure the slice is covered with the batter. Then, slowly drop the slices into the frying pan.
- Fry the jalebi in small batches. The jalebi will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
- Turn them occasionally. Fry the jalebi until both sides are golden-brown.
- Transfer them into the warm syrup.
- Let jalebi soak in the hot syrup for a few seconds and take out over wire rack so excess syrup can be dripped from jalebi.
- Garnish with sliced pistachios.
- Serve hot.
Try sprinkling cinnamon powder or drizzle melted chocolate over the Jalebis for a creative touch.
Originally posted 2009-11-03 00:19:59.
42 thoughts on “Apple Jalebi (Apple Fritters)”
hello manjula ma’m,
I think this dish was soo yummy!!!. is it necessary to mix oil with maida???? what is the need for this??
Is yeast a necessity for this recipe? Could I use something else in place of yeast?
Your recipe is very good and I also want to cook it for my birthday.If it is ok can you give me details on how to make this thing more special without using granny apples?
firt i want to thank for giving this website to us.. i had prepared more recipise …..it was very nice.. my husband also like it very much… really u r a great …. ur recipise are simple but wonderful..ur family members are very lucky persons….
Thank u very much…….
For the gluten free version, you can use rice flour or chickpea flour
Can you make this gluten-free? If so what kind of flour can I use? It sounds delicious, and my partner loves apple fritters, but is g/f.
I tried this recipe yesterday , it is great.
came out better the second time thank you
I did love to have this recipe featured on my blog this week. thanks for the lovely video.
I’m glad God made you come across your blog. I saw some recipes that I was delighted, first recipe I did was Jalebi, and all of famiilie I was very pleased. Then I made Kadhim panner, but unfortunately cheese used was not very good to soak. In future I will try to make paneer at home or use fresh cheese. But he came good in taste. Then me, I am inspired and made chop pepper and I fried them without having to wallow in flour or bread crumbs and they came out great. Today I made Jalebi apple and came great. Thanks a lot for recipes. When I want to do something special dishes from our traditional “I’ll run and flick” through your blog.
What meens “blenched and sliced pistachios”. I am from Romania and I dont understod very whell english. May be if you put a photo of them I can understud. Please write to me on my e-mai if you have time. Thanks
Carmen, the recipe has a typing mistake. The word is “blanched” not blenched. Just use the same kind of pistachios that you would eat or using in cooking deserts. I’m sure you can find them in Romania. If you can’t you can still make the recipe and put almonds or cashews or some other nut on the top.
Thank for you information. I do not know too great English but I help with translations from Google and the names of ingredients was difficult to identify. I’m glad I studied English at school and I can do with a little help to translate and communicate. I wonder sometimes when I was younger what I would use English. Now working as a computer operator and many messages are in English, and now here at Manjula kitchen recipes I found a number of cool recipes and is easy to understand with a little help.
This is a great recipe
hello manjula aunty,
apple jalebi is the marvellous theme you have discovered. i am dam sure that children will like it so much…i want to suggest you that we can do these jalebis with green bananas also.and i can say that bananas will make it more crispy and tasty….thank you….
I have tried this recepie today!
It came out really good.
My family loved it.
Thank you for sharing aunty!
Hi manjula! I tried making this today and I left the batter out to ferment in room temp for an hour. My applefritters never became crispy (the inside would cook so much faster) what can I do to make it crispy? How should I store them after I make them? Thanks
Can’t wait to try your apple fritters. I have an Indian potluck coming up and I bet these will go over well. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to keep browsing through your site.
Great recipe! I tried it & its wonderful,kids love them! Thank you aunty for everything you’ve put in your site.
Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for inexperienced blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.
Hello Manjula Aunty,
This is recipe is soooooooo delicious, I tried it & my husband is big fan of apple jalebi now.i just started watching your recipes couple weeks back.
You are the best cook.Your kids are lucky to taste all your recipes
Manjula, I want to thank you so much for the great recipes you give us here in this GREAT site.
a while ago I was looking for a recipe of Chapaties in the youtube and there I saw you teaching how to make the Rotties. it was so nice and simple and you explain it so clear and easy to follow..
.. and then, to my big surprise I found out that you have this site! Wow!! I am so happy!! I have it on my Favorite list on my pc now and I am going to visit your site very very often from now on..
I love you!! you are tha BEST, Manjula!!
fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!! seeing your video recipes… it makes life so easy.. you are motherly and i ahve to say i am soooo impressed. thanks a ton and keep up the good work.
i am overwhelmed.
thanks once again
To begin with, this is a good website you have here. I stumbled upon your web site while doing a search on msn. Outstanding blog post, I might bookmark it for future browsing.
You have such great talent but, one thing your videos lack….you, tasting your finished dishes then smiling with immense satisfaction.
Taste your creation, roll your eyes skyward and say, “mmmmm…. that was deeelicious, the BEST thing I ever ate!!!!”
All your viewers would smile, roll their eyes too then rush to their kitchens to make that dish…..
I really liked your blog! great
i made this…….and i really like it! Satisfied my sweet tooth!
I also used a banana cut into chunks. Next time i will try some pineapple slices.
Delicious! Thank you for this recipe.
dear manjula ji
thank you for these great recipes
i want to learn Patisa (Soan Papdi)
can you mail or put the recipe on your website
Hi Manjula Aunty,
This recipe looks wonderful. I would love to try it . Can we substitute yeast with something else. One of the viewers suggested using baking powder. Please reply soon.
Thanks in advance!
I’m still waiting to hear from you!
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hello aunty, i tried this receipe. It was awesome. Thank you for postings this wonderful deserts. Can u please show us a receipe with cauliflower. Thanks in advance.
wonderful, simple indian cooking aunty Manjula. I will definitely try these recipes for the holidays.
Hello Manjula Aunty,
I yesterday tried this yummy dish of apple jalebi, we liked it alot. I have tried many of ur recipes, all are explained nicely and in simple manner. Thank you very much for posting the recipes on this free website.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe aunty…is there a substitution for yeast…i do not use yeast….Please reply as I am waiting eagerly to try this recipe….
You can use baking powder…add about 1tsp to the flour.
thanks for the post of this wonderful recipe!!! i will soon try it
thanks for ur hard work!!!
good going Manjula aunty
This recipe looks very yummy..if i am not wrong did u say Breakfast? wont it be too heavy having poori and dessert in the morning?
this looks really good!
I will try it soon.
can you put cashews instead of pistachios?
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