Indians love, love, love sweets and this takes me back to being a kid. Jalebi's are beautiful bright orange squiggles of sugary gooeyness.
They are always served at the temple on a Sunday but also at all festivals, weddings and family gatherings. They would always be bought from the Indian sweet shop but they are fairly easy to make. The tricky bit is getting the batter to flow in a fine line into the hot oil - a real skill!
They are made with a simple yoghurt batter that is deep fried until crisp and golden then they are soaked in a sugar syrup that has been spiked with cardamom and saffron!
Yes - they are indulgent but they taste ohhh so good, especially warm, with a cup of chai - perfect for any celebration.