The man wearing a red tank top was sitting in a food stall I found in Malda. A big pan filled with oil was placed just in front of him. He had a cup in his left hand and tongs in his right hand. He was just making Jalebi. It was a sweets. Although I was fond of sweets, it was too sweet for me. During watching, he sometimes turned upside down what was in the pan with the tongs.
By the way, he wore a red tank top. Although I saw many men wearing a white tank top here, it was uncommon to meet people who wore a vivid one.
Jalebi, also known as zulbia, jilapi, mushabak and zalabia, is an Indian sweet snack popular all over South Asia, and the Middle East. It is made by deep-frying maida flour (plain flour or all-purpose flour) batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. This dessert can be served warm or cold. They have a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized sugary exterior coating. Citric acid or lime juice is sometimes added to the syrup, as well as rose water. Jalebi is eaten with curd or rabri (North India) along with optional other flavours such as kewra (scented water).
June 18, 2012
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