Sunday, November 14, 2010

Imarti /Jangiri



I thank Raks for making me create a milestone in my kitchen by trying out two great Indian Sweets - Rasgulla and Jangiris/Imarti for this Diwali. It is a real achievement to create such traditional sweets in your own kitchen.


Ingredients

1 cup Split black gram skinless/whole white urad dal
1/4 tsp Rice flour (optional)
1/2 pinch of Orange food colour 1/2 pinch
a dash of salt

For Sugar syrup:

5 cups of Sugar
water just to immerse the sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
6 drops of Rose essence
a pinch of orange food colour
1 tsp green cardamom powder



Preparation
Soak urad dal for 2 hrs. Drain and grind with very little water as we do for grinding vadas.The batter should be fluffy and smooth.
Add a dash of salt, food colour and rice flour(makes the imritis crispy) and mix well.
Heat sugar with water just to immerse it. Boil till a syrup of single-thread consistency is reached. Add lemon juice, food colour and rose essence and cardamom powder, mix well and switch off the stove. Keep the syrup hot. Take a zip lock cover or a any plastic cover and make a hole.The hole should be very tiny.
Fill half the cover with the batter and first practice doing on a plate. Draw two circle first and draw small swirl like circles over it.Just needs a little practice to get the right shape:)



Then heat oil in a flat bottomed pan with low heat where oil should be of 1 inch depth.
The oil should not get fully heated,when it starts forming small bubbles in the bottom,then draw jangiris/imarti in the oil,repeat the same to make many.



Once the jangiris/imarti gets cooked and becomes light,turn over and cook till crisp and then take out carefully and transfer to the sugar syrup.






Dunk the fried jangiris/imarti in hot sugar syrup for 1-2 minutes till they have absorbed enough syrup and take out carefully and arrange it a plate.Give a 1/2 hour standing time (says Raks). But I could not wait to taste:)



18 comments:






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Sharmi,

Perfect jangiri dear..I also made and will be posting later but i dont get the lovely spirals that u have got..same with murukku..Should work on spirals!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Kurinji said...

looks perfect n delicious.

Sayantani said...

really awesome work. the imartis look so professional. love the recipe and your gold bangle ;-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Jangri had come out great Sharmi,thanks for trying and mentioning me in the post :) Am very happy :)Lovely bangles btw ;)

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. Looks perfect and amazing dear.. Gr8 job !!

Chitra said...

U got the perfect shape :) Very nice..

Shanthi said...

Looks perfect and a great try

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Jangri luks delicious,love the pictures.

Vandana Rajesh said...

beautiful, the jangri looks perfect is one of my fav sweets. Tempted...will try it soon!!

kanthi said...

Jangri looks delicious,and rich in colour

Priya said...

Prefect looking jangiris, fantastic..

Srimathi said...

The jangiri looks so picture perfect. I would have loved to take a bite of it.

Kay said...

Oh my!! you made jangiri!! :) Way to go, girl! They look perfect!!!

Apu said...

These have come out beautiful!!

indianspicemagic said...

Very tempting.Nice step wise presentation...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, my favorite, I wish I could make it like you. Lovely, will surely try to attempt some day.

swapna said...

wow...they are soo perfect and delicious!!

priyah said...

delicious jangeri..yumm..back to blogging after a long time..this is a nice post...