Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jangri / Imarti

Hello all! I am back after a nice vacation. We went to Orlando for a week and it was a good break for me. This was my little one's first trip to orlando and he has been chanting shamu and mickey's names even in his sleep :)

Anyways, i am back with my favorite sweet Jangri or Jaangiri also known as Imarti in north india.

Jangri is a family favorite, but i did not know we could make those at home. They look complicated, dont you think? One of my friends shared jangri recipe couple of years back and that was the first time i came to know that it was made out of urad daal. Somehow seeing urad daal as the main ingredient made it less appealing as i could not associate it with a sweet. So i decided not to try it ever until i saw this. Raji's recipes remind me of my mom's cooking all the time and i'm a big fan of her blog. When i saw jangris there, I just could not resist and i wanted to give it a try. I made these for our wedding anniversary. Since it's a family fav,everyone was happy. I need to work on the shapes though.



I made only minor changes to the original recipe.
Ingredients :
Urad daal : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 3/4Cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 spoon
Saffron - a pinch
Orange food colour - 1/2 spoon.

Method :
Soak urad daal for couple of hours and grind it with little water. It should be of vada batter consistency and fluffy. Mix orange food colour and keep aside. Heat sugar with water just enough to cover it. Heat it just till it boils. I tried boiling more and once it cooled down, it became hard and i had to redo to get the sugar syrup. I made the sugar syrup similar to the syrup we make for gulab jamuns. I didn't go with any string consistencies. Now heat oil for deep frying. Take a ziploc bag and poke a small hole (depending on the thickness u want). Take the batter in ziploc and squeeze them slowly in the oil. Keep the heat between medium low and medium. Once the jangri is fried, drain it and add it in the sugar syrup immediately. Let it soak for a minute or little more than that. Remove and spread it in a plate.

Enjoy for now and worry later about the calories ;-)

33 comments:

Cilantro said...

My fav too. Looks delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice attempt .came out very well.even i wanted to try this soon.will do that asap.

Prathibha said...

The jangri's looks so delectable dear..nice color too

Tina said...

Exellent...this is ma fav....

Indhu said...

yummy jaangris... these are my sister's favourite... :)

Pari said...

Used to have them in Chennai, urs looks great.Belated anniversary wishes to u Vibaas.

Priya said...

Wow jangri"s looks too prefect and delicious, my fav..

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice preparation. I can never make this..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

jangris has come out very nice,thanks for keeping hope and trying out! I am very much touched by your words about my blog :) Thanks Vidya :)

Gita said...

NIce colorful and tempting jangris Vibaas...good one :)

Priya said...

this dish looks lovely.. thanks for comments on my blog....

Nithya said...

Looks yummmmmmmm.. :)

Vrinda said...

This was my fav when i was little..looks perfect and yummmm

Ambika said...

jangri looks juicy and nice!!

Anupama said...

Wow... the jangri's have the perfect color and they are transparent just like how it should be I guess :-)

Cham said...

Welcome back! U ve made it beautifully!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice ones, very tempting. Couldn't stop laughing after reading your last line of the post. Yes calories or Jangri and you know who the winner is.

sowmya.s said...

i have seen is raks kitchen too and want to try it...yours look awesome..good try..

Vibaas said...

thanks everyone for your lovely comments.

@Soma, you should give it a try. It was quite easy.

@Raks, my pleasure.

Rekha shoban said...

Jangri looks perfect

K said...

Belated Anniversary wishes Vidya! Jangri looks perfect!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hi, Jaangri welcomed me to your blog. You have a wonderful space with easy recipes. Sure to make jaangri one of these days. Following you.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Aruna Manikandan said...

My hubby simply loves it.
jangri looks very tempting!!!!!!!!!
will give a try soon

Akal's Saappadu said...

your jangri has come out perfect; looks so juicy and yummm!! I've been hesistating so much to try out these at home, but you've given me some hope :)

utbtkids said...

OMG, she makes Jangiri!!!

Jangiri is like 5/5 starts in chefness.

Divya Vikram said...

Glad to hear abt ur vacation. Saw snaps in orkut. And jangri looks perfect n amazing.

Priya Sriram said...

Jangri looks great Vibaas.. I never tried it too. Very inviting! :)

Usha said...

Wow the jangri looks fantastic and just perfect !

Sunshinemom said...

I have never tried this at home. Probably because it is a sweet:). Yours looks perfect!

the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

looks yummy.. never knew makin jangri is so easy! wanan try it out badly after readin ur recipe..

PriyaVaasu said...

Hi! Vibaas
Jangris look yummy!!!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments

s said...

oh this looks superb!!!Great colour too

Jaishree said...

welcome back! Jangri looks delicious!My fav sweet!

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