Apple Jalebi
Apple Jalebi

Apple jalebi is a sweet and delicious dessert that is a variation of the traditional Indian jalebi. Instead of using a fermented batter like regular jalebi, apple jalebi is made using apple rings dipped in a sweet syrup. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of jalebi with a fruity twist. Here’s a simple recipe to make apple jalebi:


For the Apple Rings:

  • 2 large apples (any sweet variety like Fuji or Gala)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Oil for frying

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • A few saffron strands (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • A few drops of rose water or kewra water (optional)


  1. Start by making the sugar syrup:
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and water.
  • Bring it to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add saffron strands (if using) and cardamom powder.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes until the syrup thickens slightly.
  • Add a few drops of rose water or kewra water for flavor (if using). Remove from heat and set aside.
  1. Prepare the apple rings:
  • Peel and core the apples.
  • Slice them into rings, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Use a round cookie cutter or a small knife to remove the centers from the apple rings, creating a ring-like shape.
  1. Prepare the batter:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, cardamom powder, and water.
  • Whisk until you have a smooth, lump-free batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  1. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat.
  2. Dip each apple ring into the batter, making sure it’s evenly coated.
  3. Carefully slide the coated apple ring into the hot oil. Fry until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the fried apple rings from the oil and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  5. While the apple jalebi is still hot, dip them into the sugar syrup for a few seconds to soak up the syrup. Make sure they are well coated.
  6. Place the syrup-soaked apple jalebi on a serving platter, garnish with chopped nuts if desired, and allow them to cool slightly before serving.
  7. Serve your apple jalebi warm or at room temperature. They are best enjoyed fresh.

Apple jalebi is a delightful dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with the traditional flavors of jalebi. It’s a unique and delicious treat that’s perfect for special occasions or as an indulgent dessert. Enjoy!