Jalebi is a popular sweet in India as well as neighboring Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Jalebi is made by deep-frying flour batter in in various circular pattern and shapes and soaking in sugar syrup. Jalebi is often served warm or cold. Jalebi is often served during celebration holidays such as Independence Day and Republic Day.
Imarti is a dessert similar to Jalebi, but reddish in color and sweeter. Also spelled Jalibi, Jilebi, and also called Jilapi.