Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines. The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit. So here is the recipe of yummy apple jalebi:
- Apple 2 medium
- Refined flour (maida) ½ cup
- Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 tablespoon
- Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons
- Baking soda a pinch
- Oil for deep-frying
- Vinegar ½ teaspoon
- Sugar syrup with saffron 2 cups
- saffron strands for garnishing
- Heat sugar syrup in a non-stick pan till warm.
- Whisk together refined flour, heaped teaspoon of semolina, heaped teaspoon of cornflour, baking soda and sufficient water to a thick smooth batter.
- Core the apples and cut them into thick roundels. Soak them in water to which lemon juice has been added to prevent them from get discoloured.
- Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
- Add vinegar to the batter and mix well.
- Remove the apple roundels from the water and pat them dry with kitchen tissue.
- Dip the apple roundels in the batter and slide them in the hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain them from the oil and dip in the sugar syrup.
- Serve hot garnished with saffron strands.