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  • Cuisine : North Indian
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A popular Indian sweet, Imarti is also known as Jaangiri and belongs to Rajasthan. A circular-shaped dessert, Imarti is served both cold or warm. It has quite a similar taste and cooking method to the famous Jalebi. You can cook this delightful, bright sweet dish at home with simple ingredients and within an hour. Prepare this imarti recipe at home and serve on festive occasions like Diwali and as a good alternative to usual desserts for dinner parties.



  • 2 Cups Dhuli urad dal (husked Bengal Gram - soaked in water overnight)
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • Saffron color
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom ground
  • 500 gram Ghee (to fry)


Step By Step Method

    • 1.Wash, drain and grind the daal with minimum water (should be thick). Mix in the colour.
    • 2.Beat daal well till fluffy, a drop dropped in water should float.
    • 3.Keep aside to ferment for 3-4 hours in Summer, more in Winter.
    • 4.Dissolve sugar in the water over low heat, stirring continuously till sugar is dissolved (do not let it come to a boil before that).
    • 5.Cook till one thread consistency (a drop pressed between fingers and pulled apart, should form a thin thread).
    • 6.Add cardamom powder. Pipe the batter with a nozzle or cloth with a hole, to form imartis straight into the hot ghee.
    • 7.Lower flame and allow to crisp turning once.
    • 8.Remove from ghee, drop into the hot syrup for 3-4 minutes, drain and serve.

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