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eatingoutdc Jan 30, 2011 05:57 AM

So I was at a street market yesterday and I got a bunch of really amazing middle eastern/greek/turkish desserts mostly in puff pastry. I got this one thing that I had never seen before that was bright orange,. I have been googling for a while and I found a picture that looks like it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/striped_... - the ropey/knot looking one. Anybody know what it's called? I have to find out where I can get more :-)

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    klyeoh Jan 30, 2011 06:17 AM

    Actually, it looked like jalebi, an Indian sweet:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalebi

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      woodleyparkhound Jan 30, 2011 12:17 PM

      Yes, jalebi. They are all over India. In small village, there are often piles of them 3 feet high on a table outside the shop that makes them -- with a few hundred bees swarming all over them. An indelible memory!

    2. cbertel Jan 30, 2011 06:23 AM

      It's called Zlabyah in Iraqi cuisine. See Lamees Ibrahim's The Iraqi Cookbook, p. 266, picture on page 267 looks just like yours. We ate these in Morocco a lot around Ramadan.

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        eatingoutdc Jan 30, 2011 08:13 AM

        Awesome, thank you. Will check out that cookbook.

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