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Ghevar

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This Rajasthani filigreed delicacy is usually prepared during Teej and Rakhi festivals.

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Ghevar

Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida),

Cuisine

Marwari

Course

Mithais

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Refined flour (maida)
    1 3/4 cups
  • Cornflour/ corn starch
    1 tablespoon
  • Ghee
    1/4 cup
  • Sugar
    1 cup
  • Milk
    1 tablespoon
  • Kewra essence
    a few drops
  • Soda bicarbonate
    as required
  • Ghee
    for deep-frying
  • Silver warq
    as required
  • Almonds slivered
    8

Method

Step 1


Mix together the flour, cornflour and melted ghee in a bowl. Add one cup of water in a thin stream and whisk continuously so that all the ingredients blend well, and the ghee and water emulsify into a smooth mixture and do not separate.

Step 2


Add two more cups of water in a thin stream and whisk continuously to ensure again that the ghee and water do not separate. The batter should be of coating consistency. If necessary, add some more water to get the right consistency.

Step 3


Keep the batter in a cool place away from heat, but not in a refrigerator.

Step 4


In a non-stick pan, cook the sugar with half a cup of water, stirring till the sugar dissolves. Add the milk. Collect the scum which rises to the surface with a ladle and discard. Cook till the syrup attains a one-string consistency. Stir in the screw pine essence. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Step 5


Pour sufficient ghee in a non-stick kadai and place a three-and-a half-inch round, 2-inch high mould in the centre, so that three-fourth of the height of the mould is immersed in the ghee. Heat the ghee on medium heat.

Step 6


Pour three ladlefuls of the batter into a small bowl, add a pinch of soda bicarbonate and mix well. When the ghee is hot enough, pour one ladle of batter into the centre of the mould in a thin stream.

Step 7


When the froth settles down, pour in another ladle of batter into the mould in a thin stream.

Step 8


When the froth settles down, make a hole in the centre of the ghevar with a thin wooden skewer or satay stick and pour another ladleful of batter into the hole.

Step 9


Increase the heat and cook the ghevar, ladling the hot ghee over it two to three times.

Step 10


When the centre is firm and cooked, gently pull out the ghevar from the mould with a wooden skewer inserted in the centre. Hold it over the kadai till most of the ghee drains away.Immerse in the sugar syrup for twenty minutes. Drain and place on a platter. Decorate with the sliver foil and almonds. Cool and serve

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