Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


2 cups urad dal
3 cups sugar
300 ml. water
saffron colour
1/2 tsp. cardomom ground
500 gms. ghee to fry


  • 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 is weather is cold.
  • Make 1 tar sugar syrup as shown in introduction.
  • Add cardomom powder to syrup.
  • Using either an imarti bottle (with nozzle) or cloth as shown in note, 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.


Use a flat bottomed frying pan.
The imarti bottle can be substituted with a soft plastic sauce bottle with a nozzle.
If not available, take a 12x 12 thick cloth, make a buttonhole type hole in centre.
Place over a tumbler and pour in some batter.
Hold like a pouch and press out imartis like icing.
Shape the imartis as follows, make a ring first, then form small ringlets all along the ring.
Till you come to the start.

Making time: 1 hour (excluding soaking and keeping time)
Makes: 20 imartis
Shelflife: (1) Keep unsoaked in syrup for a day. (2) Soak in syrup as required. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

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