Elo Jhelo
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Elo Jhelo is a crunchy traditional Bengali Sweet-flavored snack. this is mostly prepared during Durgapuja.
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 3-4 People
To make Dough:
  • Maida / All Purpose Flour: 2 Cup
  • Water for Kneading: ¼ cup or less for making a tight dough
  • Ghee: 2 tsp.
  • White Oil: for deep frying
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Baking Soda: 1 pinch
To make Syrup:
  • Sugar: 1.5 Cup
  • Water: ½ Cup
  • Green Cardamom: 3-4
  1. How to make Elo Jhelo step by step
  2. Take Maida along with salt and baking powder in a deep bottom bowl and mix properly.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. Ghee and 1 tbsp. White oil to the Maida and kneed for 3-4 minutes to get a sand-like mixture.
  4. Add very little water while kneading and knead again for 4-5 minutes.
  5. We need tight dough to make perfect “Elo Jhelo”.
  6. Cover the dough and give it a stand of 30 minutes.
  7. Take the dough and divide it into small ping pong ball sized proportions.
  8. From 2 cup of Maida, we’ll get around 20 balls.
  9. Now take one ball and roll it with the help of a rolling pin into a small round disk of 4-5” diameter (something like a Luchi / Puri).
  10. Take a sharp knife and make parallel slits on the flattened disk.
  11. Leave 0.5’ gap in both the edges of the disk. It should look like the picture given below.
  12. Now hold both the side and lightly press to join the sides as shown in the picture.
  13. Following the process mentioned prepare Elo Jhelos using the remaining dough.
  14. Elo Jhelo before dipping in Sugar Syrup
  15. Take Sufficient White oil in a wok / pan and heat the oil properly.
  16. The temperature of the oil plays a major role in preparing perfect Elo Jhelo.
  17. We don’t need extra hot Oil for preparing Elo Jhelo as we need to fry them on medium heat.
  18. Deep fry all the Elo Jhelos. Those have to be golden brown in color and Crisp from inside.
  19. Cool down the Elo Jhelos completely.Elo Jhelo Making process
  20. Take sugar and water in a deep pan and cook for 3-4 minutes in high heat to get sticky syrup.
  21. We need a 2 string Sugar syrup for making Elo Jhelos.
  22. When you have the perfect consistency of the syrup switch off the flame.
  23. Add fried Elo Jhelos in the sugar syrup and dip those in the Sugar Syrup for 15-20 seconds to coat properly.
  24. Take the Elo Jhelos out in a lightly greased plate and give them an hour of standing time.
  25. Store Elo Jhelos in an airtight container.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2014/10/elo-jhelo-bengali-elo-jhelo-nimki/