Jeri is one of my favorite Nepalese sweets. It is usually served with a lightly fried flatbread called Swari to balance the sweetness. When I was in Nepal, I used to have this as my breakfast. I used to wrap the Jeri by "Swari" and it tastes like sweet heaven!!! "LOL" i think i went too far. I hope you guys will enjoy this recipe as much as my wife and i did while making it.
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 30 minutes
Batter Preparation Instructions:
1. Take a bowl and add all purpose flour, yeast, rice flour, sugar and mix it well.
2. After mixing the dry ingredients add Â two table spoon of yogurt.
3. Then take the saffron on a small plate and add fewÂ drops of water and with the help of pestle, rub the saffron Â together with water. This will extract the color fromÂ the safron and it will give a nice color to Jeri.
4. Add the saffron mixture on the bowl and mix all the ingredients togetherÂ by gradually adding lukewarm waterÂ until you get creamyÂ consistencyÂ without any lumps.
The reason we are usingÂ lukewarm water is to activate the yeast which will help to fermentÂ the batter. For best result use the lukewarm water that is betweenÂ 90 to 100 degree Fahrenheit
5. Once the batter is ready set aside in a warm place for 30Â minutesÂ to ferment.
Sugar Syrup Preparation Instructions:
1. In a saucepan add 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water andÂ let it boil on a medium high heat.Â Stir the sugarÂ continuouslyÂ until all the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Once it starts to boil Reduce the heat to medium low andÂ let it simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Then add the lemon juice. This will help to prevent theÂ syrup fromÂ crystallizing.
4. Add the crushed cardamom. Once the syrup consistency is stickyÂ then turn off the heat.
This whole process will take about 15-20 minutes depending on your stove.
Jeri Making Instructions:Â
1. Pour the fermented batter in the ketchup bottle with the help of funnel.
2. Now heat up the pan and add 2 cups of oil on a medium high heat.
3. Once the oil is heated reduce the heat to medium low and start pouring theÂ batter in a circular motion forming a coil shape.
4. Turn over the Jeri in a timely manner until it getsÂ golden brown on both sides.
5. Once the Jeri turns golden brown, immerse it immediately into the sugarÂ syrup for no more than 20 seconds. (Note: The sugar syrup has to be warm )
6.Â Now the Jeri is ready to be served!!!