One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Indian sweet made of a coil of batter fried and steeped in syrup.
- ‘I found my cousin hiding behind a sweets stall that served the biggest jalebis (Indian sweet pretzels, for lack of a better description) imaginable.’
- ‘However, the delicious aroma of the golden, crisp, jalebis wafted up to my nose and tantalized me into buying a quarter kilo.’
- ‘For those who like sweets, there are an array of desserts gulab jamuns, gajar halwa, hot crispy jalebis with rabri, malpuras, zaffrani phirni, and kulfi.’
- ‘Fill the shell with batter and pour into the hot oil to make jalebis.’
- ‘As one entered the lobby of the Sullivan Court, one was greeted with a road-side trolley with hot jalebis topped with zaffrani rabdi.’
From Hindi jalebī.
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