Malai Ghewar – Rich, Tasty Dessert
Just as India is a land of diversity, the same goes for the traditional dishes and desserts as well. In fact, you might not find such a wide variety of dessert dishes being a part of any country’s tradition and culture. Every single state in the country has its own traditional taste of sweets and you will love to embrace almost all of them.
Speaking about Rajasthan, Ghewar has been a part of the platter since ages like Halbai Sweet is in the South India. It is prepared and savoured the most during festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Makar Sankranti and Teej. Plus, gifting Ghewar is also a traditional gesture in the state and is called Sanjara.
Want to prepare the Ghewar at home and experience the sweetness of Rajasthan? Read the malai ghewar recipe .Combine this with your best comfort food, and contentment and happiness is yours.
For the Ghewar
- Maida (flour) – 2 cups
- Ghee – ¼ cup (+ some extra for frying)
- Water – 4 cups
- Milk – ¼ cup
- Malai rabdi (for the topping)
For the sugar syrup
- Cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 ½ cups
- Add water, sugar and cardamom powder in a pan and keep heating till it boils to a thick consistency
- Keep it aside to cool off a bit
- Add milk and ghee to the maida (flour) and mix them nicely so that there are no lumps left
- Pour water to make a batter of medium consistency
- Heat some ghee in a pan and add
- Use a spoon and put a ladle of the mixture in the pan of heated ghee
- Fry it till it becomes light brown and then, using a skewer, make a hole in the centre
- Let the fried ghewar stand vertically in the side of the pan so that additional ghee comes off
- Make similar ladles and repeat the same process with the remaining batter
- Take each of the prepared ghewar chunks and dip it in the sugar syrup for 10 seconds for each side
- Serve on a plate and garnish with malai rabdi and dry fruits (if desired).
There you go! Your mouth-watering plate of Malai Ghewar is ready. Dive in!
Guest post by Amit Gupta.
Foodie, travel addict,connoisseur of good food
Co- founder of www.realbharat.org.