15 February 2006

It’s yet another alternate spelling for jalabis, jalabees, jalebees, or… Pick one!

I found another recipe. Perhaps this is what I’m looking for?


  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pt cooking oil


  1. Sift together flour, corn starch and baking powder. Add sour milk and milk and mix well to form a soft batter.
  2. Put sugar and water to boil for 15 minutes to make a thin syrup. Add to milk mixture. Pour batter mixture into a squeeze bottle.
  3. Squeeze mixture into the hot oil, making a few rounds for one jellabie. Turn and fry until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oil and dip while hot in syrup for a few seconds.
  5. Remove from syrup and drain. Serve hot or cold.
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