Recipe: Give Spanish and Portuguese cuisine a desi touch with Jalebi Churros
Made from unsweetened dough fried and sprinkled with sugar, churros are a popular snack in Spanish and Portuguese cuisine that traveled to Mexico and other former colonies and colonies of Spain. Coated in sugar, churros are best served with a thick chocolate dip but are you even Indian if you don’t give every kitchen a desi touch?
So this weekend we’re swapping the chocolate dip for rabri while we make jalebi churros. Jalebi is the crisp and sweet Indian comfort food that is made of fermented dough fried in a pretzel or circular shape and dipped in sugar syrup.
This popular sweet snack is also known as jilapi, jilebi, jilipi, zulbia, jerry, mushabak or zalabia. The idea of piping hot jalebis and imartis served with rabri has already made our mouths water, but keep this dessert regular for winter weddings and show off your cooking skills to guests at home with this Jalebi Churros recipe.
Ingredients for the rabri:
Whole milk 100 ml
Khoya – 30 g
Saffron – strain 5-6
Sugar – 2 tbsp
Ingredients for the churros:
Refined flour – 40g
Water – 45 ml
Vanilla essences -2 drops
Ingredients for the filling:
Method for rabri:
Take a saucepan and add whole milk to it. Then add the saffron, sugar and khoya and let reduce until 1/4 of the mixture remains.
Method for the churros:
Take a saucepan and add water, butter, sugar, vanilla extract. Later, boil it and add refined flour to make dough. Finally add the egg and mix well.
Make churros using a pastry bag and place them in the refrigerator. Fry the churros until golden brown, then place them on a plate.
Sprinkle a little sugar with the cinnamon, put in the rabri and garnish with chopped dry walnuts.
(Recipe: Chef Ashish Singh, Dhansoo Cafe)
If there is one good that has emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown, it is the polishing of our cooking skills as we moved from baking our own bread (read banana bread) to trying out the Dalgona coffee and even complex main courses from outside ordering was out of the question. As the pandemic continues to rage outside, we’ve decided to straighten the hat again and whip up some jalebi churros to sate our weekend sugar cravings at home.
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