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ghevar Recipe

ghevar

Ingredients Required

To prepare Ghevar, you will need the following ingredients:

For the Ghevar Batter:

  • All-purpose flour (maida)
  • Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Chilled water

For the Sugar Syrup:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Saffron strands (for coloring)
  • Cardamom powder

For Deep Frying:

  • Ghee or oil

For Garnishing:

  • Chopped nuts (such as almonds and pistachios)
  • Edible silver leaf (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Let's delve into the process of making Ghevar:

Preparing the Ghevar Batter:

  1. Making the Batter

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour (maida) and ghee.
    • Mix well until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Adding Water

    • Gradually add chilled water to the mixture, stirring gently.
    • Continue to add water until the batter reaches a smooth consistency, without lumps.

Cooking Ghevar:

  1. Frying the Ghevar
    • In a wide, deep pan, heat ghee or oil for deep frying.
    • Pour a ladleful of the batter into the hot ghee, creating a round shape with a hole in the center.
    • Fry until the Ghevar turns golden and crisp. Repeat for more Ghevar.

Preparing Sugar Syrup:

  1. Creating Sugar Syrup

    • In a separate pan, combine sugar and water.
    • Heat the mixture until it reaches a one-string consistency.
    • Add saffron strands and cardamom powder for flavor and aroma.
  2. Soaking Ghevar

    • Remove the fried Ghevar and immediately immerse them in the prepared sugar syrup.
    • Let them soak for a minute or two, allowing the Ghevar to absorb the syrup.

Garnishing Ghevar:

  1. Adding Nuts and Silver Leaf (Optional)

    • Garnish the Ghevar with chopped nuts and, if desired, edible silver leaf for an elegant touch.
  2. Setting and Serving

    • Allow the Ghevar to cool and set. It will become firmer as it cools.
    • Serve Ghevar as a delightful sweet treat.

Tips for Perfect Ghevar

  • Use ice-cold water to ensure the batter's crisp texture.
  • Be cautious while deep frying to maintain the unique shape and design of the Ghevar.
  • Adjust the sugar syrup's consistency to your preference.

Flavor Variations

While classic Ghevar is flavored with cardamom and saffron, you can experiment with variations by adding rose water, pistachios, or a hint of orange zest for unique flavors.

Serving and Storage

Serve Ghevar as a sweet delicacy during festivals or special occasions. Store any leftover Ghevar in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

The Sweet Conclusion

Ghevar, with its intricate design and delightful sweetness, remains a cherished part of Rajasthani culinary traditions. Whether you're making it for a special occasion or just to savor a piece of Rajasthan's heritage, Ghevar is a sweet delight that's sure to please.

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