My fellow bloggers upload such tempting recipes that if anybody tries them all, I guess, he/she is surely going to have indigestion. To keep your digestive system in a good shape, you need to have some digestive pills like Hajmola. In Hajmola, the best flavor is of Hajmola Imli. When there is a mention of imli, hardly there will be any person who doesn’t drool.
I feel nostalgic at the mention of imli goli. When I was a kid, say in 2nd or 3rd standard, we were given 5 paisa as pocket money daily. I being the spendthrift girl, used to spend that everyday either in buying lottery ticket or churan ki goli or imli goli. My elder brother and younger sister, being very decent kids used to save that money in a piggy bank. Sometimes, though that was rare 😉 , even I used to put some coins in that piggy bank. I was a very naughty child. One day, I was playing with that piggy bank and some coins slipped out of the slit. By looking at the coins in my hand, the notorious side of my personality woke up. This gave me the idea of going out and spending the money. I went to the shop from where I used to buy imli goli or lottery ticket and spent those 25 paise. That was the luckiest day for me as a child.I really enjoyed the freedom of spending such a large amount (at that time it was a very big amount for a child). Now I started doing this on and off till one day, when I was caught red handed by my mother. You can imagine…. what would have happened afterwards… I never looked at that piggy bank because of the thrashing I got at my mother’s hand.
That incident of childhood has not faded my love for imli goli till now. Whenever a vendor selling different types of churans or these types of candies comes across, I can’t stop myself from buying these goodies. Sometimes in college also, I get such a temptation all of a sudden that I have to run to the tuck shop in my college to buy them. It’s not that I’m the only one buying them. I have seen many of my colleagues enjoying them. So in nutshell, I can say, no one can resist these khatti meethi imli golis.
No doubt I love these candies, still the mother in me is always worried about the way they are prepared…. the hygiene level. So to satiate the taste buds of my kids (who like me are mad about these imli balls), I started making them at home. Believe me they are so easy to make that once you will make it yourself, you will never get tempted to buy for your kids (don’t tell my kids that I buy them for myself from the tuck shop in my college 😉 )
Step Wise Pictorial Description Of Imli Goli
Remove the seeds from imli. Even seedless imli may contain some.
Grate/crush jaggery. You may use unrefined sugar (shakkar) as well.
In a grinder jar pulse together imli and jaggery. It looks like this.
Sprinkle a little amount of water and knead it into a dough like this.
Make small balls out of dough.
Roll them into powdered sugar. This helps in keeping them dry and non sticky.
Enjoy as and when you like.