Mid-day, Pune, Updated: February 15, 2013 11:04 IST
There's still a nip in the air and its perfect time to tuck into some sinfully yummy hot jalebis. The Guide tells you where to buy the best Jalebis and how to make it yourself.
Jalebis, the deep-fried sweets soaked in sugar syrup, are a favourite for those with a sweet tooth. Pune boasts of a number of eateries that serve amazing Jalebis.
One such store is the Kadhai store on FC Road where Jalebis are served with Rabdi and is frequented by youngsters in the city. The Chitale Sweet Shop also offers Jalebis made in pure ghee. (Picture/Kaka Halwai at Budhwar Peth)
Says Anmey Kulkarni, a student of FC College, "I love to eat Jalebis anytime anywhere but my favourite is the Chitale Jalebi. Made in pure ghee it tastes delicious, it is soft and not too sweet so one can eat a lot of them."
Jalebis are also commonly as part of the various celebrations such as weddings and festivals. Says Pankaj S, co-owner of Pankaj Sweet Shop, "Every Sunday, we have a bevy of people who come here to eat Jalebis and during the winter season, we get a lot of crowd." A tip he gives is that eating Jalebi first thing in the morning without eating anything else helps reduce acidity.
(Picture/ Jalebis at Kadhai)
Recipe for Jalebi
1 lb Maida
3 cups Ghee
2 lbs Sugar
1 liter Water
1/2 tsp Saffron
2 (use inner seeds only) Cardamom