Jalebi from Rajjot Sweet & Snacks in Sunnyvale
On my way out of Sunnyvale I swung by Rajjot to take a look at the offerings. The steam table items looked shopworn after 2pm, but there is a full menu of chaat and snacks that seem worth exploring. I was even happier to find that the Rajjot makes its own jalebi. I bought the minimum one dollar's worth, which is more of a sugar-rush than I can eat in a week. These are really fresh, still crunchy, and the rosewater-perfumed soaking syrup is still liquidy. I like these very much.
What else is good here?
Image of Jalebi -
Rajjot Sweet & Snacks
1234 S Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Mishti Doi on Rajjot -
gosh, i AM slow these days. too much sag harbor sun.
the standard name in western india is 'rajat'. 'rajjot' sounds exactly like how a bengali (or bangla deshi) would pronounce 'rajat'.
the bengalis always want to say their 'a's as 'o's, god bless them. thus the name 'sandeep', pronounced 'sun-deep' by western indians, shows up as 'shon-deep' in bengal. that also explains the 'ghubi' spelling for 'gobi'.
look for bengali specialties at rajjot sweet and snacks. so the ras malai should rock.
Don't they have decent kachoris? I think I have had them pre-ordered in large quantities at a friend's party.
Aside re Bengali pronounciations: Though bengalis pronounce A's as O's, we still spell em as A's. So Rajat in bong is still spelled as Rajat albeit pronounced "Raw-Jot". And Gobi in bengali is Kopi or Phulkopi, not "ghubi." The one dead giveaway for Bangladeshi restaurants (there are typically rarely ever Indian-Bengali restaurants) is "motor" for matar in Matar Paneer or Keema Matar :-)
hey, from the picture i see they've got barfi. gotta get it - especially if they have kaju (cashewnut) barfi. barfi are sweetmeats, btw.
i also see mooli something. is that mooli paratha? if so that must be gobhi (cauliflower) paratha, funny how they've spelt it gubhi. both those parathas rock if done well.