Monday, February 21, 2011


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)

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--

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


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

    US Masala

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

  3. I love jangris and these are tempting me

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

  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..

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

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

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

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

  10. Very well explained and mouth watering jangiris!

  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!

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

  13. I couldn't the perfect ,,, have to try it out again....urs look too good!

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

  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.

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

  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:).

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

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Janghri looks delicious. Love the stepwise instructions

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

  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.

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

  28. yummy it looks. Have come out neatly.

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

  30. I am drooling!!!
    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!

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