Halwai June 30, 2022


• 2 cups – Urad Dal
• 3 cups – Sugar
• 300 ml. water
• Saffron color
• 1/2 tsp – Cardamom ground
• 500 gms. Ghee to fry


  1. Soak urad dal overnight in plenty of water.
  2. Wash and drain. Grind to fine thick batter. Put water little by little.
  3. Add colour and mix very well.
  4. If using a mixie, beat the dal well by hand till fluffy after grinding.
  5. Keep aside for 3 hours. More if weather is cold.
  6. Make 1 strand sugar syrup.
  7. Add cardamom powder to syrup.
  8. Using either an imarti bottle (with nozzle) or cloth with a hole, form imartis in the hot ghee. Lower flame and allow to crisp turning once.
  9. Remove from ghee, drain and dip in hot syrup.
  10. Soak for 3-4 minutes, drain and serve.
  11. Repeat for remaining batter.
  12. Make 4-5 imartis at a time, depending on size of frying pan.

Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi