Ghevar (North Indian Dessert)

Ghevar is a sweet delicious dish from Rajasthan, India. It is disc-shaped sweet cake made with all-purpose flour and soaked in sugar syrup. It is usually made on festivals.

INGREDIENTS

(1 Cup= 150 ml)

For the batter

  • 2 Cups Maida/All purpose flour
  • ½ Cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • 9-10 Ice cubes
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 3 Cups Ghee/Oil (for frying)
  • 1 Cup water
  • ¼ tsp Yellow Food Color
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Few Saffron Strands
  • 1 tbsp Sliced Dry fruits (For each Ghevar)

For the syrup

  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

PROCEDURE

For Sugar Syrup

  • Heat water in pan. Add sugar to it. Boil to dissolve the sugar completely.
  • Let it boil till reaches 1 string consistency syrup. Turn off the stove.
  • Add cardamom powder. Mix properly.

For the batter

  • Take ½ Cup ghee in a mixing bowl, add Ice cubes and whisk till it attains creamy texture. Discard ice cubes. Whisk it to form a smooth cream.
  • Add flour to this cream stirring continuously. Add milk & food color. Whisk to form a smooth Batter. Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add ice cold water to prevent melting of butter. Add lemon juice. Whisk properly to form a smooth pouring consistency batter.

For Frying Ghevar

  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan. Pour a ladle of batter into the centre of the pan in a thin stream. Take a minute of interval between pouring batter.
  • Let the froth settle down. Pour another ladle of batter into the pan in a thin stream.
  • Again allow the froth to settle down. Make a hole in the centre of Ghevar using a wooden stick. Fill that hole with a ladle of batter in a thin stream.
  • Pour some batter around the Ghevar so that it looks even.
  • Fry Ghevar till it becomes golden brown. Pour some hot ghee on it from the pan.
  • Take out the fried Ghevar in a tray lined with tissue paper. Let it cool down.
  • Heat the sugar syrup. Pour it evenly on the ghevar.
  • Garnish with Dry fruits & saffron strands.