Jhangiri | Imarati
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Sweets
Soaking Time: 1 hr | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Yields: 20 approx
Urad dal - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tblspn ( or use corn flour)
Salt - a pinch
Orange food color - a pinch
Sugar - 1.5 cups
Orange color - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - to deep fry
Soak the urad dal for 1 hour. Grind it to a fine paste without adding much water. Add water only when it stucks.
Add orange food color, rice flour(or corn flour) and to it and mix well.
In a vessel,take sugar and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to boil till it reaches one string consistency. When you take a drop of syrup between your fingers, a string will appear. Add cardamom powder to this.
Take a wide flat pan, heat oil. Meanwhile, fill a piping bag or a ziplock cover with the batter. To check if oil is hot, drop little batter and it should rise up immediately.
At this stage, keep the flame at medium to low and start making jhangiri shapes. To make jhangiri shape, first make three circles and then add small circles over it. Flip on the other side and cook it.
Soak the fried jhangiri in sugar syrup for 2 minutes and remove.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|Soak urad dal in water for 1 hour|
|and grind it|
|to a fine paste without adding water. Add water only when it stucks|
|Add rice flour(or corn flour) and a pinch of salt. Rice flour is added to make it little crispy otherwise it will be soft and soggy|
|Mix it well|
|Add orange food color|
|In a vessel, take sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to boil till it reaches one string consistency|
|Add food color|
|One string consistency is reached|
|Now add cardamom powder or crushed cardamom|
|Add few drops of lemon juice to avoid crystallisation of sugar|
|In a wide flat pan, heat oil to deep fry. Meanwhile fill the piping bag with the batter. Otherwise you can cut the ziplog cover or plastic bag in its corner and use it as shown in the picture|
|Fill it with batter|
|To make jhangiri shape, first make three circles|
|and then add small circles over it.|
|Make shape as shown in the picture directly in oil|
|To check if oil is hot, drop little batter and it should rise up immediately. At this stage, keep the flame at medium to low and start making jhangiri shapes.|
|Flip on the other side and cook it.|
|Once fried, remove them using a slotted ladle to drain excess oil|
|Soak the fried jhangiri in sugar syrup for 2 minutes and remove.|
|You can also use a skewer to take the jhangiri|
|Once it is soaked in sugar syrup, remove them from syrup|
|Enjoy the hot jhangiri!|