Instead of taking the shorter route and using the instant jalebi recipe, I went for the longer route thinking 'more work will give better result'.
O God! I soaked the batter and let it ferment for 12+ hours and what not. I was in fact very happy when I was pouring the batter in oil in a spiral form. It seemed pretty easy and I was good at it! Check out the huge Jalebi!
I was extremely happy thinking I have nailed down one more Indian sweet. Boy was I wrong or what... I fried them all and dipped them in the sugar syrup. That's when disaster struck! The Jalebis became very chewy and more of a pancake like instead of retaining its cripness.
I don't think I am ever going to try making Jalebis again.