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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 2 cups - urad dal
  • 3 cups - sugar
  • 300 ml. water
  • saffron color
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom ground
  • 500 gms. ghee to fry

How to Make Imarti

  • Soak urad dal overnight in plenty of water.
  • Wash and drain. Grind to fine thick batter. Put water little by little.
  • Add colour and mix very well.
  • If using a mixie, beat the dal well by hand till fluffy after grinding.
  • Keep aside for 3 hours. More if weather is cold.
  • Make 1 strand sugar syrup.
  • Add cardamom powder to syrup.
  • Using either an imarti bottle (with nozzle) or cloth with a hole, form imartis in the hot ghee. Lower flame and allow to crisp turning once.
  • Remove from ghee, drain and dip in hot syrup.
  • Soak for 3-4 minutes, drain and serve.
  • Repeat for remaining batter.
  • Make 4-5 imartis at a time, depending on size of frying pan.