Monday, November 5, 2012

Jangiri Recipe-How to make Jangiri

Jangiri is a traditional sweet made with urad dal. It is commonly  prepared during Diwali in Tamil Nadu. I enjoyed making jangiris and was so happy that it turned out so amazing. Believe me, making jangiri at home is not tough, all you need is a little practice. Do try it for Diwali this year and let me know. Today we will learn how to make Jangiri sweet following this simple recipe.

Jangiri Sweet Recipe 
Yields - 25 jangiris (normal size)
5 mini jangiris

Ingredients needed

Whole Urad dal - 150 grams
Rice flour - 50 grams
Cornflour -150 grams
Red orange color - a drop or a pinch (mix it with a tbsp of water)
Cloth for making jangiri or icing bag

For the sugar syrup

Sugar - 3/4 kg
Milk -1/2 cup
Rose essence - 1/4 tsp

They look gorgeous, isn't it ? (Mini jangiri in the center)

Soak urad dal for 45 minutes. Then drain the water completely and grind nicely in a wet grinder. Add little water from time to time and grind it to a smooth paste.The batter should be soft and fluffy. (I ground for nearly 1 hour.)   

soaked urad dal and final jangiri batter
Now remove the batter from the grinder. Keep it aside. Do not add cornflour or rice flour now.

You have to prepare the sugar syrup first, then only start making jangiris.

Add just enough water to soak the sugar, then add 1/2 cup of milk and bring it to boil. The impurities in sugar will come to the surface. Remove and discard it. I used top class branded sugar, in spite of that, see how much impurities are there.(pictures 2-3 below) .

Now add rose essence and boil sugar syrup till you get one string consistency. This step is very important. To know what is one string consistency refer my boondi laddu recipe or mysore pak recipe.Then switch off the flame. We will prepare the batter and make jangiris now.

How to prepare sugar syrup
Preparing of sugar syrup
Before learning how to prepare jangiris, we will have a look at the traditional jangiri making cloth. It is made of thick cotton cloth with double piece in the center to give it more thickness. Then there is a hole with button hole stitch for piping jangiri. If you do not have this cloth, you can try using piping bags but I found it easier with this cloth as the hole was perfect. You can get it stitched from a tailor if needed.

jangiri making cloth


Mix cornflour with little water and make a paste. Add rice flour, cornflour + water mix and the red orange color to the batter. Beat the batter nicely with your hands. Beating the batter is very important. The batter should be fluffy. Now the jangiri batter is ready.

Heat oil in a large shallow flat bottomed plate as shown in the picture. We call it tambalam. Now dampen the cloth a little so that the batter will not stick to the cloth. Place a ladle of batter in it. Fold it diagonally, gather all the corners, twist the cloth and hold it tightly. Now you are ready to pipe jangiris.

make jangiri

Once the oil is heated, reduce the heat and then start piping out jangiris.(you will find it difficult to pipe if the oil is too hot, that is why I am asking you to reduce the flame) Once you finish, turn the heat to medium flame. Be very careful and do it patiently. First pipe 2 circles, then on the top of it make smaller rounds without stopping as you see in the picture below. Got it. With practice, you will master it.

Now cook the jangiris in medium heat. Cook the other side also by flipping it over gently using a stainless steel rod.

How to prepare jangiri

Touch the jangiri with the rod, if it soft, then it has to be cooked for some more time.

How to make jangiri

Once cooked, remove it from oil and drop it into the prepared sugar syrup. Press it gently with a ladle inside the sugar syrup. Let is soak, meantime we will prepare the second batch.

Jangiri sweet

Now prepare the second batch in the same manner as mentioned above.

Jangiri sweet

Remove the first batch from the sugar syrup and keep it on a plate to dry. Then drop the second batch of jangiris into the sugar syrup. In this way repeat the process for the rest of the batter.

Jangiri Recipe

Yummy and delicious jangiris are ready. I throughly enjoyed making jangiris and writing this post. Hope you also enjoyed it.


In case if sugar syrup thickens by the time you finish making jangiris, add a little hot water to it.

Remove watches, bangles and make yourself comfortable as you are piping jangiris into the hot oil directly. Be cautious.

Easy Diwali Recipes both sweet and snacks which you can prepare at home. Enjoy!!

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  1. You got it very nice ....looks yum

  2. super padhu ur jangri looks perfect and done neatly.. happy deepavali

  3. the jangiri looks very appetizing padhu :)

  4. It is difficult to achieve such shapes; however, practice makes man perfect...

  5. U look like a pro in making jangris. Will try then dear

  6. What a wonderful recipe!!!!!!! It has come out perfect. You are very talented :)

    Please accept my invitation to the Gala Dinner Extravaganza party I am hosting over at my place and bring this or any other extraordinary dishes that you have been posting at your lovely blog.

  7. looks awesome n wonderful clicks too..

  8. It has been years since I had this one.. We get jalebis here but not jangiri.. After coming here only I came to know both are different.. Will try this sometime.. Hubby's favorite..

  9. colourful jangri looks yummy and mouth watering

  10. Wow wow wow ! I wish all bloggers gave such detailed information. I just loved the amount of detail and pictures you have included in this post. I am very tempted to try this recipe. I have never used urad dall before so need to get some to follow your recipe. I have some urad flour but not sure if this recipe will work with urad flour.


  11. Perfectly done and looks so yummy !!!!

  12. How i wish to have a jangirii it...have to try this one..

  13. சூப்பரா இருக்குங்க, அழகா வந்திருக்கு எல்லா ஜாங்கிரியும்!

  14. Perfect looking jangiri's . My sisters mother in law makes it often and I have helped her make it. Awesome.

  15. Excellent post Padhu, with stepwise pictures none will go wrong now.

  16. Lovely step by step presentation and definitely gearing up for Diwali...

  17. Hi
    this is an useful blog for people like me who always liked to experiment some thing interesting in the kitchen apart from our routine cooking. I appreciate the patience and time you have spent to add tiny details in the blog.
    Thanks to you for sharing wonderful recipes
    I have already shortlisted 2 or 3 sweets/savories from your list for the coming festival.


  18. thank you pudhu.... i tried this today... and it is super deeper hit.. thanks a lot for sharing this.. really u inspired me to cook... I made a thing which my mom and my MIL dont doo... Good know.. Continue your valuable service.. Thanks da..
    Surya Kathir prakash

  19. I tried this recipe but the jangris are not volumed and it is not crispy it goes nama nama. Can u help me out with my mistake....plz

    1. I assume that you would have added too much water while grinding the urad dal.

  20. Mam
    gud evenin

    1.cant we use mixie for grinding urad dal
    2.what is rose essence? Can we use rose water instead?if s wat proportion

    Tanq mam

    1. The batter will not be fluffy and the quantity will be less if you grind it in mixie. So it is advisable to grind it using a wet grinder.
      Rose water and rose essence are not the same. Add just 1/4 tsp of rose essence.

  21. do we get the jangiri cloth readymade somewhere in Chennai?

  22. Hi Padhu, Awesome recipe, seems simple, until I try I guess....I have all the ingredients but I dont have a weighing machine to weigh them per the recipe, is there a chance you could give the measurements in cups/tbspsn/tspns? Thanks

  23. It was excellent post... I m new for making jangiri but in first try itself it came out well. Thanks a lot!!

  24. Looks awesome.We love these at our place.Can you please give the measurements in cups?.
    Thanks and kind regards,

  25. Hi Padhu,

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Shall try out the jangiri recipe soon. I have always enjoyed going through your blog and recipes. The step by step pictures with instructions goes a long way in making the kitchen an exciting place to be in....keep up the good work. God bless!

  26. I followed your receipt but it tastes lik Dada... what mistake I might have done...

    1. I am not aware what dada is. Ok as you have not mentioned anything clearly, I do not know what might have gone wrong.

    2. Sry for the typo.. it tasted like sweet vada...

  27. Please let me know the shelf life of the same.. I'm planning to make it today and Diwali is 3 days away...will it stay good?

  28. Hi padu. My jangiri became like vada. Though there was food color some turned brown. Some were difficult to chew. Sugar syrup was not absorbed. I used cup measurement 1:1 urad dhal and corn flour was it the issue. Or batter consistency.

    1. It might be due to your measurements. Measure in grams and then try it next time.

  29. Hi Padhu,

    THanks for sharing the lovely sweet recipe. Was awesome and it turned out to be so good and made my deepavali special. This is one of the sweet which absorbs less oil,less sugar with more quantity :)


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