Coconut Rose Jalebi Recipe

Classic jalebis are given a new taste with rose flavor and sweetened coconut shreds for a fun new spin on a popular Indian dessert
coconut rose jalebi

Small changes to classic jalebi recipe for big flavor!

My Mom’s homemade jalebi recipe is one of my favorite sweets and I’ve tweaked it slightly to make coconut rose jalebis! If you want to know more about jalebis, check out the post for the original jalebi recipe here.

Jalebis taste best fresh and hot so it is definitely a sweet I love best homemade. All this recipe does is add rose flavor and sweetened coconut shreds for a delicious new taste.  Jalebis are flavored primarily with saffron sugar syrup.  So the saffron syrup tastes delicious paired with coconut.  I’ve used this flavor pairing to make Coconut Jalebi Cupcakes as well.

If you want more details on how to make jalebi and frequently asked questions, check out my post on the classic jalebi recipe : Classic Jalebi Recipe
coconut rose jalebi recipe

What is in coconut rose jalebi recipe?

The dough just takes a few ingredients you likely have in your pantry:

  • All purpose flour (maida)
  • Ghee
  • Eno
  • Urad dal flour (can grind urad dal to make this) – known as split, skinned black gram lentils
  • Water
coconut rose jalebi garnished with rose petals and pistachios on parchment paper

Making the jalebi shapes

For me the easiest way to pipe the jalebis into the hot oil to deep fry is using a squeeze bottle. The brand Gits sells squeeze bottles with the ready made mix for jalebi.  Another option is to use other squeeze bottles as long as the nozzle tip isn’t too large.  I’ve linked the two I like in my Amazon shop.

You can also use a stiff piping bag to pipe the concentric circle shape of jalebi.  I find this a little messy as the dough continues to spill from the nozzle in between frying sets of jalebis.

Link to squeeze bottles is here

making jalebis in hot oil

While making fresh, from scratch jalebis are best you can also use a mix for this

Just follow the instructions on the pre-made jalebi mix for the jalebis and use my recipe for the chaasni (sugar syrup). Top with sweetened coconut shreds and you are set!

There is definitely a difference in taste from made from scratch jalebis though!

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coconut rose jalebi

Coconut Rose Jalebi

Shilpa Joshi
Classic jalebis are given a new taste with rose flavor and sweetened coconut shreds for a fun new spin on a popular Indian dessert
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, indian fusion
Servings 30 jalebis
Calories 70 kcal

Equipment

  • pan for frying

Ingredients
  

Chaasni – sugar syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 pinches saffron generous pinches for color!
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp rose water Nielsen Massey brand
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Jalebi dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • tbsp urad dal powder
  • ¾ tbsp ghee
  • tsp eno
  • cup water
  • 2 tbsp water total ⅔ cup plus 2 tbsp water
  • oil for deep frying

Toppings

  • sweetened coconut shreds
  • pistachios chopped
  • rose petals

Instructions
 

  • Make chaasni – bring 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar with cardamom and saffron to a boil until sugar dissolves, stirring.  Let simmer 2-3 minutes on low and then turn off gass.  Add in rose extract and lemon juice. Mix.
    Sugar chaasni for jalebi
  • Next, form dough with AP flour, urad dal flour, water, Eno. Batter should not be too thin and rather, shoud be on thicker side.
    Jalebi dough
  • Heat oil for frying in a pan, keep on medium.
    oil heating in a pan on gas stove
  • Fill batter in a squeeze bottle or piping bag. Form circles in oil when oil is heated and ready.
    making jalebis in oil
  • Fry jalebis until golden brown.
    frying jalebis
  • When brown, move into sugar syrup and dunk in the syrup. Use a spoon to press under the syrup if needed.  Leave in syrup for 1 minute and then move to parchment lined tray.
    jalebis in sugar syrup
  • Sprinkle with sweetened coconut flakes. Add chopped pistachios and rose petals for garnish
    coconut rose jalebi

Notes

If you don’t have urad dal flour on hand, you can grind and sieve urad dal and make your own!
Note: Eno is a fruit salt which is composed of basically 60% baking soda and 40% citric acid
1 tsp Eno = 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp citric acid
So you can substitute 1 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp citric acid if you do not have Eno. You can also try substituting the citric acid with lemon juice if you do not have citric acid.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword indian dessert, jalebi recipe, traditional indian dessert, vegan jalebi
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