Sweet Indian Snacks: Jalebi & Kesari

Jalebi: North Indian dessert, with Persian origins. Deep fried flour with ghee, sugar, rose water and saffron.

I searched the web and the calorie count for this dessert is listed as just 250. That’s about the calorie count for a Subway cookie. I find that really hard to believe though. I was expecting it to be a whole lot more, considering that it’s deep fried and dunked in sugar.

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Kesari: South Indian, dessert made with semolina, sugar, ghee, raisins and cashews. Cardamom and rose essence is added too.

The calorie count for this sweet was listed as 500. I think it’s best if this sweet is cut into tiny pieces to share. Then it won’t be so sinful.

photo by bookjunkie

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3 Responses to Sweet Indian Snacks: Jalebi & Kesari

  1. says:

    I so love visiting your blog. I feel like I go on a mini vacation every time I stop by WITHOUT the calories. ha ha ha!

    Julie

  2. Crystal says:

    If you eat a Jelebi on Diwali it has no calories…so says my Mother in Law

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