Recipe: Traditional Ghevar

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 11:50 AM IST

This Raksha Bandhan, savour the sweetness of the traditional Ghevar!


4 Cups flour
2 Cups ghee
4 Cups water
1 Cup milk
1 tbsp Almonds (chopped)
1 tbsp Pistachios (chopped)
1 tsp Cardamom powder
1 tsp Saffron (soaked in milk)
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 tsp Yellow colour


Mix flour, ghee, milk and 3 cups of water and make a batter.
Dissolve edible yellow colour in the remaining water.
Mix the coloured water to the batter.
Take an aluminium or steel cylindrical container.
The cylinder should have a height of at least 12", and a diameter of 5-6".
Fill half of the cylinder with ghee and heat.
Once the ghee is hot, pour a glass of batter in the centre of ghee.
Allow the foam to settle.
Pour a glassful of batter in the ghee again.
Once the foam settles down again, place the Ghewar on a mesh.
Prepare sugar syrup of the consistency of one tar.
Dip the Ghevar in syrup so that the extra oil can be removed.
Keep it aside for cooling.
Pour a few drops of saffron water.
Sprinkle chopped almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder.
The delicious Ghevar is ready to be served!