IN PRAISE OF JALEBI
Jalebi, or perhaps here in southern India, jangiri, makes a Krispy Kreme seem like a savory. They are made like a funnel cake, but smaller, then dipped in a syrup. Best hot, they're not at all bad cooled off. I was first made aware of them when watching Jeremy Piven's narcissistic Discovery program 'Journey of a Lifetime', when he ate them from a street vendor with Padma Lakshmi in Delhi. I thought at the time that I needed to try them. Thankfully, our hotel in Hyderabad makes them every evening, safer and handier (perhaps not as exotic, but you pick your spots) than a street vendor. Highly recommended.