Monday, February 21, 2011

Jangri

Jangri a famous Indian sweet is a look-alike of its equally popular counterpart - Jalebis. While jalebis are made from all-purpose flour(maida), jangris are made from Whole Urad Dal.It is called as Imartis in UP , where two versions of it - a soft  & a crispy one are made. (thanks sangeeta for sharing this info !)
Having a hugeeeeeeeee sweet-tooth my love for jangris is understandable. Though i knew how to make the sweet, till date i was never inclined to make it because Sri Krishna Sweets is nearby and my craving is just a hop, skip and run to the sweet joint !


The Bloggers Marathon by Jayasri featuring recipes from Raks Kitchen was the perfect motivator to get the lovely sweet to my kitchen. The step-by-step tutorial and the alluring pictures from Raks triggered my lazy bones; my hubby who just came home after work also tried his hands in piping (i took a short video of the same).


Generally a separate cloth is used for piping which has a small hole made from a heated metal skewer or nail. It is then stitched around to make it perfect for use.
I used a small polythene bag with a tiny hole at the closed end and also a butter paper shaped as a cone with decent results. While the butter-paper cone did produce some dainty looking jangris, i needed to re-make a new cone every time the filling was over. Thus the polythene bag or zip-lock transparent pouch (as used by raks) made more sense in terms of continuity .


After making it, i realised it is not too hard to make and with a little interest and loads of love the sweet can be made often !




What Goes:-  (approx 15 mini jangris excluding some funky designs by yours truly)


For the Batter:-
  • Whole white urad dal - 1 cup (approx 100-125 gms)
  • Rice flour -1 tbsp
  • Orange food colour1/2 pinch
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water -less than 1/4 cup
For the Sugar Syrup:-
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - just enough to immerse the sugar
  • Orange Food Colour- a pinch
  • Lemon Juice- a squeeze 
  • Rose essence - few drops (optional)
For the piping:-
  • Zip lock cover /small polythene bag/cloth/butterpaper(limited use)
How:-

Soak Urad Dal for 2-3 hours and grind it to a smooth paste. The batter was really fluffy and smooth(i used grinder, u can also use a food processor or mixer).
Now mix the salt, food colour and the rice flour; the batter for the piping is ready !








Making the sugar syrup is very easy and breezy.  Heat the sugar with just enough water and allow it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Add essence, food colour and the lemon juice. Set aside.



Take the small polythene bag (or zip lock cover) and make a small hole as shown. Alternatively a cone from the butter paper also served the purpose.






Heat a flat botomed vessel with oil and let it remain on low flame ! I used a metal skewer for turning over the jangris (u can also use chopsticks)



Now fill the pouch with the batter, hold and press the cone/pouch and draw jangris by making a circle and swirling small coil type rings around it. 




The short video clip (my hubby's piping it pretty) will help to make better looking jangris--


video


Once the jangris get cooked turn them over gently and let it cook crisp. 




Now dunk them to the sugar syrup. Let the jangris absorb the flavoured  syrup for 2-3 minutes.




Take it out carefully and let it stay for sometime before you devour ! Enjoy !! 




Linking it to the Blogger Marathon - Raks Kitchen by Jayasri

Also to Sandhya's MLLA:32 event announcement by Susan

37 comments:

  1. Awesome looking jangris Priya..the color, shape, texture everything is perfect..you nailed it!!


    US Masala

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  2. What a lovely jangris,It looks absolutely delicious..

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  3. I love jangris and these are tempting me

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  4. jangris are looking so good..lovely colour and beautiful step wise pictures.

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  5. Ahhh Priya, Am also a hugeeeee fan of jangri, probably thatz the only one I would relish during deewali.. U nailed it priya, esp, the video sure helps..

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  6. Jangiris are my favouritee tooo.... Same pinch... I'm also fond of them... Yours look perfect and delicious.... am drooling...

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  7. Priya you are making me hungry for some tea and snacks! I love your "funky" designs :)

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  8. lovely and perfectly delicious jangris with a step by step demo.

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  9. awesome Jangri looks delicious. I love your designs.

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  10. Very well explained and mouth watering jangiris!

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  11. perfect Priya! lovely- remember diwali? when we used to fight over jangri? well, look at you- now you made your own Jangris...You rock!

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  12. So pretty and cute jangiris Priya, feel like having some rite now..

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  13. I couldn't the perfect ,,, have to try it out again....urs look too good!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  14. I had no idea jangri's were made with urad dal! Kudos to you for trying them at home, they look delicious.

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  15. Gosh! these look so delicious. I always thought that it's very hard to make these, now I get it it's not. Thanks for sharing, I've bookmarked this.

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  16. Beautiful jangri.. my fav... i never got right jangri here.. will surely try ur recipe :)

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  17. Those Jangri looks awesome.Wish I had some now.I have sweet teeth not the usual sweet tooth so you can imagine what your yummy Jangri is doing to me:).

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  18. Jangris look so much delicious and inviting that I am already drooling over them. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. i would have never thought these are a sweet treat :)) but they do sound delicious. thanks for sharing.

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  20. the braids have come out perfectly. simply yummm...

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  21. I am done making them too from Raks:) yours look so cute:)

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  22. wow......the dessert looks cute and yummy....and the video helps a lot for the first time makers like me....

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  23. Hi!Really i love jangris.U have done so perfect.U are reaching heights.Keep rocking mom

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  24. Janghri looks delicious. Love the stepwise instructions

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  25. my all time favourite and lovely jangris....

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  26. Loved it....even i make them using a polythene bag.

    Do you know they are called Imartis in UP , there are two varieties a crisp one which is more common and a soft one which is so very tasty.

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  27. yummmmmmmy!! Once I tried with store bought mix and it was failure! After that didn't get courage to make it! hehe!

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  28. yummy it looks. Have come out neatly.

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  29. @ sangeeta - hey thanks for sharing tht sweet bit of info - will update my post with your info !

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  30. never knew it is made this way... :)

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  31. I am drooling!!!
    Priya
    I have a sweet tooth too and love these. You have inspired me to make this very soon as they look so tempting. Absolutley delish!

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  32. Thanks so much for trying and sending the entry too :) Hope you all enjoyed!

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