imarti

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imarti (plural imartis)

  1. (India) An Indian dessert made by deep-frying urad flour batter in a kind of pretzel which is then soaked in sugar syrup.
    • 1994, Manju Kak, First light in Colonelpura: short stories (page 33)
      A sudden concentration on food followed. Uncle said, have an imarti, they're hot and good.
    • 1994, Rāhī Māsūma Razā, Gillian Wright, The feuding families of village Gangauli
      [] fill a small basket of fresh, hot imartis.