Definition of jalebi in English:

jalebi

noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Hindi jalebī.

Pronunciation

jalebi

/dʒəˈleɪbi/