Imarti or Amriti (Bengali: অমৃতি) is a sweet from India.[1] It is made by deep-frying vigna mungo flour batter in a circular flower shape, then soaking in sugar syrup. Alternative names include Amitti, Amriti, Emarti, Omritti, Jahangir and Jhangiri/Jaangiri. This dish is not to be confused with Jalebi which is thinner and sweeter than Imarti.[2] Amitti is a popular Iftar item in Bangladesh.[3] It is a specialty of Sylheti desserts for Iftari that is made without any food color.[4]

Amriti / Imarti / Jhangiri
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Imarti
Alternative namesEmarti, Amriti, Amitti, Jaangiri, Omriti
CourseDessert
Place of originIndia
Region or stateIndian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineBangladesh, India
Main ingredientsblack gram flour, saffron, ghee, sugar
Similar dishesJalebi, Shahi jilapi, Chhena jalebi

IngredientsEdit

Imarti is made from varieties of black gram flour, also colloquially called jangiri parappu (lentils) or jangiri black gram in,Tamilnadu Indian subcontinent. Saffron is added for colour.

PreparationEdit

 
Amriti frying in Kolkata, India.

Vigna mungo is soaked in water a for few hours, and stone-ground into a fine batter. The batter is poured into ghee, though other oils are sometimes used. Similarly to funnel cakes, the batter is poured into geometric patterns, although imartis are generally smaller than funnel cakes. There is often a small ring in the middle.

Before frying the batter, sugar syrup is prepared and is flavored with edible camphor, cloves, cardamom, kewra and saffron. The fried material is then dipped in sugar syrup until it expands in size and soaks up a significant amount of the syrup. In Northern India, imartis are drained, so tend to be drier than jalebis. The pieces can be served hot, at room temperature, or refrigerated.

ServingEdit

In India, this sweet is served during the meal and also popular at weddings and festivals. In particular, Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is famous for its imarti.[5] It is also used with dahi.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khanna, Sangeeta (2019-07-12). "Beniram is a 200-year-old shop selling Imarti in Jaunpur". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. ^ "Difference between Jalebi & Imarti". recipes.timesofindia.com. Times Food. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  3. ^ প্রতিবেদক, নিজস্ব. "ইফতারে ঘোষপট্টির 'ডাইলের আমিত্তি'". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  4. ^ "ঐতিহ্যে সিলেটি ইফতার" (in Bengali). Sylheter Dak. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  5. ^ Keshavrao, Dhanvanti (6 July 2013). "A sweet tale of an exotic dessert". Retrieved 27 May 2015.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Imarti at Wikimedia Commons

Imarti is also popularly known as “Jangri” in south India, same thing but different names