How to make Imarti

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) (उड़द दाल धुली), Cornflour/ corn starch (कॉर्नफ्लावर/कॉर्नस्टार्च)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Imarti Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Imarti checkout Pinni, Dal Pinni. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Patoli, Stuffed Laddoo, Paneer Pethe Ke Laddoo, Varo.

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Imarti Recipe

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/3 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Food colour orange a few drops

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee for deep-frying


Step 1

Soak the split black gram for about two to three hours. Drain and grind with the cornflour, food colour and one-fourth cup plus one tablespoon of water to a fine batter. The batter should have the consistency of cake batter.

Step 2

In a non-stick pan, cook the sugar with one cup of water, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Add the milk and collect the scum, which rises to the surface with a ladle, and discard. Cook till the mixture attains a one-string consistency. Remove from heat and keep the syrup warm.

Step 3

Heat sufficient ghee in a shallow non-stick pan.

Step 4

Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle. Pipe out the batter into the hot ghee in two concentric circles in a clockwise direction, followed by scallops in an anti- clockwise direction. Deep-fry till golden on both sides.

Step 5

Remove with a slotted spoon and soak in the warm sugar syrup for fifteen minutes. Drain and serve hot.