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Jumbo ‘jalebi’ to mark Narendra Modi’s birthday highlights India’s favourite celebratory snack

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 71st birthday recently, several Hindu temples marked the occasion by preparing “jumbo” batches of jalebi – the famous crispy, crunchy and sweet Indian snack.Their versions of the bright orange dessert were made to weigh 71kg and distributed to devotees to honour Modi.But jalebi is not just a celebratory food for special occasions such as weddings and temple events. It is even considered a treatment for a range of ailments. Its spirals…


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