I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods, and I enjoy sharing recipes from my native Indian cuisine.
A Wonderful Dessert Made With Leftover Idlis
Idli is a very common breakfast dish in India. Since it's made so frequently, the typical Indian home will often have leftovers. Using up the leftovers can sometimes be a challenge, so making a dessert out of them is a brilliant idea.
Idli jamuns are crunchy, soft, and incredibly delicious. Making them is fun and hassle-free. It took me about fifteen minutes to make this treat for three people.
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Serves three people
- 3 idlis (I used flat idlis), chopped into 1-centimeter cubes
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 2 to 3 cardamom pods, crushed into powder
- oil for deep-frying
- Make sugar syrup: In a saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups water and sugar. Boil the mixture. Stir it occasionally.
- Boil until the syrup thickens a bit. Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
- Making the sugar syrup may take about 8 to 10 minutes over medium heat. Next, turn off the heat. Roughly cover the syrup with a lid. Set aside.
- Fry idli pieces in oil until crispy and golden brown. Drain the excess oil.
- Put them in the sugar syrup. Fry all the idli pieces and soak them in hot syrup. Set aside until the fried idli chunks absorb the syrup and become soft and juicy.
- Serve 3 to 4 jamuns along with some sugar syrup in a bowl. Enjoy this heavenly treat!