Ghewar is the popular savory of the state Rajasthan. Ghewar is very popular and has a special place in heart of every local people of Rajasthan. It is a sweet combination of a disc shaped wheat flour cake dipped in the sugar syrup. Ghewars are easily available in all sweet shops, restaurants, cafes etc. ghewar is like the capital sweet of the state.
Tradition and significance of Ghewar:
Ghewar is popular since ancient times and is savored in ancient festivals like Gangaur, Makar Sankranti, Raksha Bandhan, Teej etc. Gifting ghewar is one of the tradition in Rajasthan known as Sanjara, which marks as the start of the positive relation with all good hopes. Ghewar is originated from Rajasthan and is popular amongst the Marvadi’s and Rajputs of the state and all over India.
Kesar Ghewar recipe:
Mouth-watering properly cooked ghewar is an art to make. Though the recipe of cooking ghewar is much easy.
- 3 cups wheat flour
- ½ cup milk
- 4 cups water
- 1 kg ghee
- 3 ice-cubes
- ¼ tsp yellow color
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1tbsp almonds chopped and pistachios
- Kesar dissolved in warm milk
- Silver foil
For Sugar Syrup:
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Steps to make Ghewar:
• Prepare sugar syrup by mixing sugar and water in a broad vessel with proper consistency and keep it aside.
• Take a large mixing bowl, add ghee, milk, flour and 1 cup of water. Mix all together and make a smooth batter out of it.
• Add some color to the water and let it get dissolved, add it to the batter. Add some more water to the batter if required as it should be of running consistency.
• Take a steel or aluminum cylindrical container of the height of 12inch and with a diameter of around 5-6inch.
• Add half amount of heated ghee and later add the batter in the center of ghee in a threadlike stream.
• Let the foam settle and pour one more glass of batter.
• Let it settle again and then loosen the Ghevar with the help of iron skewer.
• Pour sugar syrup in a wide flat container, which is perfect to fit in a Ghewar.
• Dip Ghewar upside down and place it on the mesh to drain excess sugar syrup.
• Later, top it with a silver foil and sprinkle with chopped almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder.
• Thus your Ghewar is ready to relish
One should thus try this popular Rajasthani food recipe, to savor the traditional and royal taste of Rajasthan. Kesar Ghewar is available in various shops all over India. Rajasthani cuisine is incomplete without the mention and taste of Ghewar.