- Course: Dessert
- Place of Origin: India
- Region or State: Rajasthan
- Main ingredients: All-purpose flour, ghee, sugar
Relish every bite of the crisp and supple Ghevar, a dessert from Rajasthan which has a special place in the list of delectable deserts and is cherished by everyone. Ghevar or Ghewar is a disc-shaped sweet made from maida, ghee, and sugar syrup and has a unique honeycomb like texture which is an utter delight to the taste buds. A traditional Rajasthani cuisine, Ghevar is traditionally associated with the month of Shravan and is enjoyed during the festival of Teej and Rakshabandhan. In Rajasthan, it is a custom to gift Ghevar to newly married daughters on Sinjara, the day preceding Gangaur and Teej. Although a Rajasthani delight, Ghevar is devoured and enjoyed in other North Indian states as well.
Ghevar comes in several variations like Malai Ghevar, Mawa Ghevar, Rabdi Ghevar, etc. which enhances the luscious taste and texture of it. The porous and honeycomb like texture of Ghevar is both appealing and satisfying to devour and allows the sugar syrup to be fully immersed in it. It is a monsoon specialty and can be found showcased in most sweet shops in North India. But making Ghevar at home is equally fun and simple with a just a little effort and some time, regardless of the assumption that it is an extremely difficult dessert to prepare. A batter is prepared for Ghevar which is then poured from a certain height at regular intervals into a disc-shaped equipment and fried in oil/ghee. Ghevar can be topped with mawa, malai, dry fruits, or simple sugar syrup and silver edible foil and it is ready to be gorged down as dessert after meal or as evening snacks.
Making of Ghevar
In a bowl, take some ghee and with a big ice block rub the ghee continuously until the ghee turns creamy and changes color to off-white. Now add maida and mix it with your hands until well combined. Now add a cup of milk and mix well and then add water to make the batter. Mix water in batches until a pouring consistency of batter is achieved and then add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. In a pan, add some sugar along with water and heat the sugar until it comes to a boil. Simmer the heat and cook the syrup until it reaches one string consistency and then add some cardamom powder in it. Switch off the flame and cover with a lid.
Heat oil in a deep and small pan and pour 2 tablespoons of batter from a little height into the oil. The batter will splatter and later the froth subsides. Repeat the process 10-15 times until you have almost a complete circle and scrape the sides of the ghevar from the pan. Once it is golden brown, take the ghevar out and rest in it a paper towel to drain off excess oil. Dunk the ghevar in the sugar syrup for about 3-5 minutes and then top with some rabri, chopped nuts or silver edible foil. Enjoy.
One Ghevar gives 74 calories, out of which carbohydrates comprise 53 calories, proteins account for 3 calories, and fat contains 17 calories. One Ghevar gives about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2000 calories .
A mouthwatering and scrumptious delight that treats the senses with its intoxicating aroma, delicious flavor, and a porous texture, Ghevar is a wholesome Rajasthani dessert that treats the palate with a gleeful tickle from unique texture and delectable taste.
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