Friday, February 5, 2010

India Trip : Day 1 : Post 2

First up, the Gujarati combination of sweet and savory. Jalebi-Gaanthia.

Jalebi refers to a disgustingly sweet (and highly addictive) combination of fried spiced wheat dough dunked in the saturated sugar solution. Note the use of the word "saturated". It's not enough to have a sugar syrup. You must heat it to a high temperature so that more sugar can dissolve. You might as well label the product "Death to Diabetics!" but it's delicious!

Gaanthia refer to the highly-spiced chickpea-flour batter that is spiced. They are extremely crumbly and totally addictive. Particularly with the jalebi's above.




G said...

Those look more like fafdaas instead of gaanthias!

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

No, they are definitely gaanthias.