Apple Jalebi

Apple Jalebi

Apple Jalebi (Apple Fritters)

Apple Jalebis can be best described as apple wafers dipped in the flavorful sugar syrup. This is a modified version of Jalebis. They taste best when served hot. A unique dessert with a fusion.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 apples peeled and sliced them in thin rings
  • 3/4 cup  all purpose flour (plain flour, maida)
  • 1/2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Oil to fry
  • 1 1/4  cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tbsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp blenched and sliced pistachios


  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar in ¼ cup warm water, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Mix the flour and oil together.
  • Add the yeast solution to the flour and mix. Make a smooth batter. Add water as needed. Consistency should be like pancake mix.
  • Set the batter aside and let it sit in a warm place for half hour.
  • Make sure the batter is fermented, but do not over ferment. After fermenting batter will be little lacy.


Boil the sugar and water together. Add the lemon juice, and cardamom boil for about 8 minutes until syrup is about ½ thread. Lemon juice keeps the mixture from crystallizing
Making the jalebis:
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan about 1 inch deep. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should sizzle and come up without changing in color right away.
  2. Dip the apple slices into the batter one at a time, making sure the slice is covered with the batter. Then, slowly drop the slices into the frying pan.
  3. Fry the jalebi in small batches. The jalebi will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
  4. Turn them occasionally. Fry the jalebi until both sides are golden-brown.
  5. Transfer them into the warm syrup.
  6. Let jalebi soak in the hot syrup for a few seconds and take out over wire rack so excess syrup can be dripped from jalebi.
  7. Garnish with sliced pistachios.
  8. Serve hot.
Try sprinkling cinnamon powder or drizzle melted chocolate over the Jalebis for a creative touch.
Keyword Apple, jalebi
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42 thoughts on “Apple Jalebi

  1. Hello mam

    firt i want to thank for giving this website to us.. i had prepared more recipise … was very nice.. my husband also like it very much… really u r a great …. ur recipise are simple but wonderful..ur family members are very lucky persons….

    Thank u very much…….

  2. Dear Manjula
    I’m glad God made ​​you come across your blog. I saw some recipes that I was delighted, first recipe I did was Jalebi, and all of famiilie I was very pleased. Then I made ​​Kadhim panner, but unfortunately cheese used was not very good to soak. In future I will try to make paneer at home or use fresh cheese. But he came good in taste. Then me, I am inspired and made ​​chop pepper and I fried them without having to wallow in flour or bread crumbs and they came out great. Today I made Jalebi ​​apple and came great. Thanks a lot for recipes. When I want to do something special dishes from our traditional “I’ll run and flick” through your blog.

  3. What meens “blenched and sliced pistachios”. I am from Romania and I dont understod very whell english. May be if you put a photo of them I can understud. Please write to me on my e-mai if you have time. Thanks

    1. Carmen, the recipe has a typing mistake. The word is “blanched” not blenched. Just use the same kind of pistachios that you would eat or using in cooking deserts. I’m sure you can find them in Romania. If you can’t you can still make the recipe and put almonds or cashews or some other nut on the top.

      1. Thank for you information. I do not know too great English but I help with translations from Google and the names of ingredients was difficult to identify. I’m glad I studied English at school and I can do with a little help to translate and communicate. I wonder sometimes when I was younger what I would use English. Now working as a computer operator and many messages are in English, and now here at Manjula kitchen recipes I found a number of cool recipes and is easy to understand with a little help.

  4. hello manjula aunty,
    apple jalebi is the marvellous theme you have discovered. i am dam sure that children will like it so much…i want to suggest you that we can do these jalebis with green bananas also.and i can say that bananas will make it more crispy and tasty….thank you….

  5. Hi manjula! I tried making this today and I left the batter out to ferment in room temp for an hour. My applefritters never became crispy (the inside would cook so much faster) what can I do to make it crispy? How should I store them after I make them? Thanks

  6. Can’t wait to try your apple fritters. I have an Indian potluck coming up and I bet these will go over well. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to keep browsing through your site.

  7. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for inexperienced blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  8. Hello Manjula Aunty,

    This is recipe is soooooooo delicious, I tried it & my husband is big fan of apple jalebi now.i just started watching your recipes couple weeks back.

    You are the best cook.Your kids are lucky to taste all your recipes

  9. Manjula, I want to thank you so much for the great recipes you give us here in this GREAT site.

    a while ago I was looking for a recipe of Chapaties in the youtube and there I saw you teaching how to make the Rotties. it was so nice and simple and you explain it so clear and easy to follow..

    .. and then, to my big surprise I found out that you have this site! Wow!! I am so happy!! I have it on my Favorite list on my pc now and I am going to visit your site very very often from now on..

    I love you!! you are tha BEST, Manjula!!

  10. majula ji,
    fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!! seeing your video recipes… it makes life so easy.. you are motherly and i ahve to say i am soooo impressed. thanks a ton and keep up the good work.

    i am overwhelmed.

    thanks once again

  11. Hello Manjula,

    You have such great talent but, one thing your videos lack….you, tasting your finished dishes then smiling with immense satisfaction.
    Taste your creation, roll your eyes skyward and say, “mmmmm…. that was deeelicious, the BEST thing I ever ate!!!!”
    All your viewers would smile, roll their eyes too then rush to their kitchens to make that dish…..

  12. i made this…….and i really like it! Satisfied my sweet tooth!
    I also used a banana cut into chunks. Next time i will try some pineapple slices.
    Delicious! Thank you for this recipe.

  13. Hi Manjula Aunty,

    This recipe looks wonderful. I would love to try it . Can we substitute yeast with something else. One of the viewers suggested using baking powder. Please reply soon.

    Thanks in advance!

  14. Hello aunty, i tried this receipe. It was awesome. Thank you for postings this wonderful deserts. Can u please show us a receipe with cauliflower. Thanks in advance.

  15. Hello Manjula Aunty,

    I yesterday tried this yummy dish of apple jalebi, we liked it alot. I have tried many of ur recipes, all are explained nicely and in simple manner. Thank you very much for posting the recipes on this free website.

    Kind Regards,

  16. Thank you for the wonderful recipe aunty…is there a substitution for yeast…i do not use yeast….Please reply as I am waiting eagerly to try this recipe….

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