Rainfall is not the only factor that makes monsoon special in India. It comes with a pool of festivities too. Teej, Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Onam and more - we have back-to-back festivals to celebrate. And food plays a major role in the celebration. Let's agree, food and festivities go hand-in-hand; in fact, one remains incomplete without the other. This means, the monsoon festivals too bring along several delicacies that elevate our overall experience. One such popular dish is ghevar. Specially prepared during this time of the year, ghevar finds its roots in Rajasthani cuisine. However, it is also famous in adjoining regions including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and others.
Ghevar is a disc-shaped sweet dish made with maida, ghee, sugar syrup and some dry fruits. You will also find different various that include malai, fruits (like mango) et al. Traditionally, the dish is associated to the month of Shravan and Teej and Rakshabandhan festivals. During this time of the year, you will find halwai shops in the Northern part of India having a dedicated section for freshly made ghevar. Besides, you can make it at home too, with the right kind of recipe and some skills.
As the 'sawan ka mahina' has already started, we thought of sharing the classic monsoon sweet dish - ghevar recipe with you. We understand, most of you avoid making ghevar because of the complicated recipe. This is why, we found a recipe that is easy, fuss-free and takes just eight minutes to cook. In fact, it is so simple that even a novice chef can make ghevar like a pro. Don't believe us? Try it for yourself and decide.
Quick And Easy Ghevar Recipe | How To Make Monsoon-Special Instant Ghevar At Home:
This particular recipe has been shared by food vlogger Parul on her YouTube channel 'Cook With Parul'. She says, this ghevar recipe needs no maida, no malai and avoids those long hours for frying. Sounds perfect, right? Take a look.
In this ghevar recipe, we need milk, sugar, water, elaichi powder, rusk and ghee. First, boil milk in a kadhai until it reduces to half. Add sugar and cardamom powder and prepare rabdi. Then make a sugar syrup of one-string consistency with sugar, water and elaichi powder. Besides, crush the rush into coarse powder.
Now, take two plates, grease them with oil and place butter paper on them. Grease the butter batter too with some oil. Next step - take two small plates, and grease them with oil.
Meanwhile, put the sugar syrup on medium flame and add rusk powder to it. Mix and add some ghee to it. Again, mix it all. Then, transfer the mix on the two greased plates. Spread well. Cut a small round in the centre with a cap and let it set.
Finally, place the ghevar on a plate, decorate with rabdi and garnish with chopped almonds, pistachio, and silver leaf if you want. And your instant ghevar is ready in just no time!
Watch the detailed recipe video of instant ghevar below:
Such an easy recipe, isn't it? So, what are you waiting for? Prepare this instant ghevar over the weekend and indulge. Do let us know how you liked this super easy ghevar recipe.
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