Meaning of jalebi in English:


Pronunciation /dʒəˈleɪbi/


  • 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, the delicious aroma of the golden, crisp, jalebis wafted up to my nose and tantalized me into buying a quarter kilo.’


From Hindi jalebī.