a plate of reheated jalebi

How To Reheat Jalebi?

The mere mention of this wonderful delight will make your jaw drop, and what is it, you may ask? Jalebi is a crunchy, sugary, and delicious dish famous in the Arab World.

One might assume jalebis are only good for a day maybe, but what if I told you there are many ways to warm them up them in a proper way so that you can still taste the sweet, crunchy sensation that occurs as soon as we put them in our mouth.

What is Jalebi?

Jalebi, Jilebi, Jilapi, Jerry, Zalabia are the pretzel-like desert produced by deep-frying a batter and then dousing it in a sugar syrup until it’s sugary crispy goodness waiting to be eaten as soon as possible. At the same time, it’s still very hot and fresh. It is very popular all across the world.

Can You Reheat Jalebi?

Yes, you can reheat Jalebi. Although, to popular belief, they get soggy when they are cold, there are several ways that you can warm it back up so that you can enjoy this dessert even after a few days.

How to Reheat Jalebi in the Microwave

Your Jalebi may get mushy or sticky if the microwave is utilized incorrectly. To prevent this from happening, carefully follow the instructions shown below. When reheating Jalebi, one generally would prefer a convection microwave, where you reheat them for about 30 seconds. But the steps below are for a regular oven.

  • Put the leftover Jalebi on a platter that can be microwaved
  • Insert the platter into the microwave
  • Heat it for around 10-15 seconds at a high temperature
  • Inspect your Jalebi after some time has passed.
  • Apply additional 10seconds if the Jalebi is crunchy but still not warm on the inside
  • Make sure not to overcook it, or it will become mushy

It is especially an excellent tool as it’s a very easy and quick fix, just what we need when the sudden carvings of Jalebi’s need to be met with.

How to Reheat Jalebi Using an Air Fryer

Air fryers are a great healthier option for frying your Jalebi’s.

  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Apply ghee to the Jalebi
  • Fry the jalebis at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes

Now that we’re done, you can enjoy these great crispy jalebis oozing an aroma of fresh ghee, not only titillating your taste buds but also your nose

How to Reheat Jalebi Using A Pan

This way of warming up your Jalebi is amazing as it not only heats it up but also provides an added crunch to it for you to enjoy.

  • If the jalebis are particularly huge, chop them up a little. Otherwise, you may let it be.
  • On a gentle burner, gradually warm the jalebi pieces. For this, you’ll need a pan with a broad base.
  • Continue to stir it, so they are beautifully browned on each side.
  • Allow them to chill somewhat before eating it straight from the pan.
  • This procedure will restore the crunchiness of your jalebis while also adding a delicious coating.

How to Reheat Jalebi without Microwave or Pan

While it’s odd not to have these essential appliances in your household, there is a hack to achieving the sweet, crunchy goodness of Jalebi without the use of any of those appliances.

  • For this, we have to take sugar in a container and heat it until a nice syrup has been made.
  • Dip your jalebis inside it one by one and let them soak for a bit of time each. It will bring back their crispness and enhance their rich sweetness.

How Not to Reheat Jalebi

A popular kitchen appliance, the oven can’t be used to reheat jalebis. It’s because when we put it in an oven, the Jalebi soaks up all the moisture inside the oven and thus turns out all mushy, which ruins the crunchy outer exterior of it, one of the key factors which make this dessert so unique.


Jalebis are a great snack-like dessert that we all love but fear that they go soggy and taste bad very quickly. With these helpful ways to reheat this wonderful dessert, hopefully, all the jalebi lovers can fill up their houses with this tasty treat, eating them for days on end without a worry in mind.

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