Top 10 Ghevar Special Recipes for Raksha Bandhan
In this article, we will discuss Top 10 Ghevar Special recipes for Raksha Bandhan.
In India, the festival that strengthens the bond between a brother and sister is Raksha Bandhan. On this occasion, every sister ties rakhi on her brothers’ wrist. This festival is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan. It is one of the most popular festivals of Hindus. This year, Raksha Bandhan falls on Thursday 15th of August 2019.
A delicious, Rajasthani delicacy, most popularly prepared during the month of August or the fortunate month of Shravana or Sawan when the festival of Teej and Raksha Bandhan falls. Ghevar is a disc-shaped sweet with a taste that looks like a honeycomb and is prepared with all-purpose flour and soaked in sugar syrup. There are numerous varieties of the classic dessert Ghevar includes mawa and malai.
Ghevars are normally and traditionally huge in size. Approximately 200 mm or 250 mm. (8″ or 10”) squares or rounds and are either sweetened with sugar syrup or served topped with sweet rabdi (thickened milk). There are several shops in Jaipur is popular for their “melt in the mouth” ghevars. We can find them all over India on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Ghevars are reserved as a classical dessert for some rituals and festivals. They are usually prepared in January for Makar Sankranti ( also known as Pongal), in March-April for Gangaur and in July-August for the Teej and Raksha Bandhan festival. However, you can enjoy it any time of the year.
Here are top 10 Ghevar Special recipes for Raksha Bandhan that you would love to try this festival. Take a look.
1. Rabdi Ghevar
Basically, Rabdi is a sweet, condensed milk-based dessert and is used as a topping on ghevar. On the top of the rabdi topping, you can also sprinkle some pistachios and almonds to enhance the texture. The sweet condensed dish tastes amazing with the not-so-sweet ghevar.
2. Malai Ghevar
This is the most popular dessert in Rajasthan and is used traditionally in various festivals in the State. To prepare the topping, all you need to do is heat milk, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron till it reduces to half and let it cook on the slow flame till it thickens with time. Finally, a tempting malai topping is ready. Isn’t it way too easy?
3. Mawa Ghewar
While Mawa is a Hindi translation of word ‘Khoya’. Add the thick layer of bhuna Khoya on the topmost layer of ghevar. All you need to do is heat the khoya till it gets brown in color and then add elaichi powder and granulated sugar to it.
You may have never heard of this topping before. However, ghevar is nowadays topped with cake frosting and so it becomes a Ghevar Cake. Sugar is added to the heavy cream and whisked to make it fluffy and added on the ghevar. To provide white color, you can top it with fresh cream, strawberries and pistachios.
Apart from all the toppings that you usually eat on a ghevar, the chocolate topping is the latest. You can actually make this dream dessert at home. You are required to melt your favourite chocolate and add raisins and let freeze. Pour the thick layer of chocolate on the ghevar and your chocolate ghevar is ready.
The ingredients of Sindhi ghevar or gheear are same. Maida is mixed with buttermilk and allowed to ferment overnight, or a mixture of maida, yogurt and water are combined into a smooth batter and fermented for about 6-8 hours. Just like jalebis, the Sindhi ghevar is also poured into the hot oil as spirals and then soaked in cardamom and saffron bathed sugar syrup, except that it’s not poured over the hot oil in the spiral. Moreover, it is served with silvers of pistachios, almonds and rose petals.
This is one of the most popular ghevar toppings. To prepare this topping, add Kesar to the rabdi for aromatic flavor and color and then spread it on the topmost layer of the ghevar. However, present your dessert after garnishing of dry fruits and silver.
Add grated paneer in the all-purpose flour and combine it with all the other ingredients. Follow the usual process of making ghevar. Top it with dry fruits and enjoy!
This vanilla topping ghevar is specially designed for kids however, for preparing Vanilla flavor kids special ghevar to follow the traditional recipe and add vanilla essence in the batter then mix it well. Complete this ghevar by sprinkling tooty-fruity on the top.
10. Bread Ghevar
Use brown bread for making this ghevar. Firstly, prepare rabdi for the topping. Secondly, cut roundels of bread slices with the help of cookie-cutter, in third step, deep fry bread roundels and soak them in sugar syrup then Spread mango rabdi over each slice and garnish with chopped dry fruits.