Definition of jalebi in English:

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jalebi

Pronunciation: /dʒəˈleɪbi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural jalebis)

An Indian sweet made of a coil of batter fried and steeped in syrup.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

From Hindi jalebī.

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