The love for street food and sweetmeats that Indians share has come together on one plate and we can’t say if we’re thrilled to try it.
There is no dearth of food experiments in the country today. There is a very low probability that bizarre food combinations would have escaped your eye in the past few months since they are all over social media. The pairing of fanta maggi or mirinda omlette have left us appalled in the past and the recent jalebi chaat has only added to our misery. Just when you sink in the fact that a favourite dish of yours has been ruined and try to move on, someone comes up with an even weirder idea and leaves us in shock.
This time, it is jalebi. Our beloved round jalebi has been the victim of these food experimenters. For the unversed, jalebi is a deep-fried sweet meat that is dipped in sugar syrup and served hot. The crispy and crunchy entangles of jalebi are often paired with a cold rabri and we cannot deny the fact how well it tastes. Quite recently, a Twitter user indulged in an experiment with this sweet dish and converted it into a chaat. Don’t believe us? Here, take a look.
Source: Mayur Sejpal/Twitter
In the picture tweeted by Mayur Sejpal on his handle, we can see the crispy jalebi hidden below a layer of curd. The dish is finished off with a garnish of sev, onions and papadi, reminding us of another favourite street food, chaat. The user captioned the picture saying, “Aaj Friday ki khushi me sabko mere taraf se Jalebi Chaat...” (To celebrate Friday, here’s a jalebi chaat for everyone from my side). Although the picture might not look unpleasant, when you actually come to think of the combination, it definitely feels like an abomination.
Several Twitter users reacted to this weird combination by expressing their anger and disappointment towards this action. While some couldn’t understand the logic behind adding sev and papdi to jalebi, some others were left traumatized as one commented, “meraa to khane par se visvas hi uth gya”.
Now that we’ve got such interesting experiments on plate, let’s take you through some more fusion jalebi recipes that you might like.
1. Mexican Jalebi
What do you think is going to happen here? Season your freshly fried jalebi with Mexican spices and slather it with a creamy mayo dip. Place some tangy tomato salsa on the side and your fusion jalebis are good to go. Whether this interesting take on jalebi has many takers or not is a thing you’ll know once you try.
2. Jalebi Pudding
Yet another desi-videshi combination to leave you amazed. This is actually a very simple and uncomplicated recipe with minimum ingredients. All you need is some jalebis, milk, eggs and dry fruits. The wriggly-wiggly pudding is bouncy and has the texture of jelly. One bite in and the flavours of jalebi will unfold in your mouth.
3. Seb Ki Jalebi
Does your mother pester you for eating apples all the time? Then you could tell her you would eat it only if it is in the form of a jalebi. This classic sweet from Punjab has the goodness of apple slices dunked in a fermented batter and the sugar syrup is flavoured with saffron and coated on the jalebi.
4. Churros Jalebi
With the twisty and knotted shapes of churros, jalebi is made from whole wheat and maida along with butter and castor sugar. These are then served with a thick chocolate dip by the side. The crunchy churro jalebis are a delight for the taste buds.
5. Chocolate Jalebi
The love for chocolate among people has led them to create a delicious chocolate-flavoured jalebi. The jalebi batter is mixed with melted chocolate that is then fried into jalebis. The dark brown jalebis are an interesting fusion dish.
6. Pasta Jalebi
Ever thought of having sweet pasta? Now you can. Dunk the pasta into the maida and yeast batter and coat it nicely before frying it in oil. A crunchy pasta-shaped jalebi is at your service.