Jalebi is a popular sweet dish of the Indian sub-continent. Originated from Arabia, Jalebi is a universal favourite of people in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal where it is an essential part of festivals and parties. It is prepared in white, yellow and orange colors and flavored with rosewater, cardamom and kewra. No matter what the color or flavour of Jalebi is, it is scrumptious, lip smacking and mouth watering.
Traditionally, Jalebi is prepared from batter deep-fried in oil and soaked in sugar syrup and shaped like a pretzel. Jalebi is served hot as well as cold. Sometimes it is dipped and served in hot milk.
Jalebi is said to have introduced in the Indian Sub-continent in the 13th century by Muslim rulers who brought it as zoolbia from Persia. Other forms of Jalebi are found in Maldives, Nepal, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
Amrati is another form of Jalebi.