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Ghevar (a sweet dish of Rajasthan)

 

Ingredients:

  • Plain Flour : 3 cups
  • Ghee : 1 cup
  • Water : ½ cup
  • Milk : ½ cup
  • Ice cubes : 3-4 pcs
  • Yellow food color : ¼ tsp
  • Ghee : 1 cup (for deep frying)
  • Kewra essence : 5-6 drops

Syrup

  • Sugar : 1 ½ cups
  • Water : 1 cup

Topping

Preparation:

  1. Add sugar to the boiled water to prepare a sugar syrup of 1 thread consistency.
  2. Take solidified ghee in a large bowl and rub it with ice cubes till it turns white.
  3. Add milk, flour and 1 cup water. Mix together to make a smooth batter.
  4. Dissolve some color in the water with kewra essence and to the batter. Add more 
    water if required.
  5. Batter should be very smooth and thin.
  6. Take an aluminum cylinder or a long cylindrical container with height 12 inches and 
    diameter 5-6 inches.
  7. Fill half the container with ghee and heat.
  8. When ghee is hot, take 50ml glass full of batter and put it slowly in the centre of the ghee.
  9. Allow foam to settle. Similarly, pour one more glassful in hole formed in the centre.
  10. When foam settles again, loosen ghevar with an iron skewer inserted in the hole.
  11. Place ghevar on the wire mesh to drain excessive oil.
  12. Pour hot sugar syrup in the flat bottomed container to fit in ghevar.
  13. Put ghevar in it and drain excessive syrup.
  14. Cool it for a while, cover with silver foil.
  15. Splash a few drops of saffron milk and sprinkle some pistachios and almonds with 
    cardamom powder.
  16. Ghevar is ready to serve.


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