Largest Jalebi-world record set in Meghalaya
SHILLONG, India -- The main feature of the autumn festival
organised by Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF) was
a 15 kilograms, 75-inch diameter Jalebi-setting the world
record for the Largest Jalebi.
Photo: The jalebi was made of 3kg
flour, 60kg ghee and 80kg syrup and fried by 20 people in
a round frying pan of 76-inch diameter.
The huge 'jalebi', large enough to cover a human
body, is 75 inches in diameter and weigh about 15 kg, the
confectioner Kailash Verma said.
It was fried in a specially fabricated 'karhai'
by as many as six cooks with the support of 14 others who
used 50 lt of vegetable oil, 3 kg of flour and 30 lt of sugar
syrup, Verma, proprietor of Delhi Mistan Bhandar, which
is celebrating its platinum jubilee with the feat, said.
The world’s biggest jalebi prepared by the popular
sweet shop in city - Delhi Mistan marked the 75th years of
its existence in Shillong. Six cooks and 14 helpers were involved
in the making of the world’s biggest jalebi.
of people, including prominent politicians and bureaucrats,
turned up to see history in the making. State Finance Minister
Conrad Sangma knows how the jalebi tasted – finger lickin’
Five burners were put to good use to deep-fry
the ‘maida’ flour batter in a pretzel shape. Jalebi is one
of the most popular sweets in India and is served as the ‘celebration
sweet’ of India.
Local confectioner Kailash Verma of Delhi
Mistan Bhandar took the initiative of frying the largest jalebi
to mark the confectionery’s platinum jubilee this year.
“I am proud that we have made it to the world
records,” a smiling Delhi Mistan Bhandar owner Kailash Verma
said soon as the record was announced.
The tourism minister Conrad Sangma and the
GOC, 101 area, Maj. Gen. K.L. Sethi, acted as adjudicators.
MTDF chairperson R.G. Lyngdoh hoped the
world records would mark Shillong as a happening place and
boost tourism. Sangma said Shillong was safe for tourists
despite the bomb blasts in neighbouring Assam.
The state had entered the Guinness Book
of World Records in 2006 and 2007 with the largest drum and
THE JALEBI RECIPE
2 cups all purpose flour (maida),
1½ tbsp. fine grained semolina or rice flour,
¼ tsp. baking powder,
2 tbsp curd (plain yogurt),
1¼ cups warm water,
½ tsp. saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered,
4 cups sugar,
2 2/3 cups water,
½ tsp green cardamom seeds powder,
1½ tbsp. kewra water or rose water,
Ghee or vegetable oil for frying
Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, baking powder,
curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl (preferably a ceramic
bowl). Mix well with a whisk.
Add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder,
and whisk until smooth. Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment.
Whisk thoroughly before use.
Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the
water. Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom
powder. Heat oil in a ‘kadhai’.
Pour the batter in a steady stream into the ‘kadhai’
to form coils. Make a few at a time. Deep fry them until they
are golden and crisp all over but not brown.
Remove from the ‘kadhai’ and drain on kitchen paper
and immerse in the syrup.
in the syrup for at least 4-5 minutes so that they are thoroughly
Take them out of syrup and serve hot or let it
cool n serve.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008