Tuesday, August 16, 2011



hevar is a North Indian delicacy especially prepared during the festivals of Teej & Rakhi. I enjoyed ghevar before my marriage every year but after my marriage, we were in Bangalore and I was sad every Teej as I was missing my favorite sweet. After comming to United States it was just a dream to eat it some day. I was happy to see the recipe when Priya posted it and I was sure that I'm going to give it a try. Priya got this recipe from Nisha, this is how a good recipe travel. I'm thankful to both of them that I enjoyed the Ghevar on this Rakhi. This  is made of flour, milk ghee and sugar.  

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Milk(cold or room temprature) - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup + 3-4 cup
Water - 2 cup
For Sugar syrup 
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup

In a mixing bowl mix Milk and 1/2 cup ghee nicely for 2-3 minutes. Add all purpose flour and mix well, make sure that there are no lumps. You can use your mixer too for mixing. Add water little by little and mix it well into a running consistency. ( Check Nisha's vedio)
Take a cylindrical container of the size of the ghevar you want to make and fill it half with ghee and heat it. Meanwhile make the sugar syrup and let it cool. To check if ghee is hot or not, drop little batter in ghee and immediately it should come on the top. Now take a big spoonful(about 1/3 cup sized) of batter and slowly pour it in the middle of the pan in a continuous threadlike stream. You will see the bubbles, let them subside. When bubbles subside add another spoonful right in the middle of the pan and let bubbles come and subside. The middle of the pan will be crowded by this time, push the batter from the middle of the pan to the sides with the back of a  thin spoon. Repeat the process till you reach the desired thickness of ghevar. I did 4 spoonfull for one ghevar. Reduce the heat to medium and cook ghevar till nice golden color. It will take around 2-3 minutes.
As you see golden brown spoton the top, drain it on the papper. Keep it slanted to get rid of extra ghee.
Keep syrup in a wide flatbottomed container to fit in ghevar. Dip ghevar in it and remove, keep aside on mesh to drain excess syrup. Alternatively, pour some syrup evenly all over, keeping ghevar in a mesh placed over a container. Let it cool and serve. 

You can serve it with rabri too. Refer here for rabri recipe.
This goes to Bookmarked Recipes.

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  1. Its in my to-do list for long time...Looks perfect dear..Thanks for sharing..

  2. My fav recipe.. looks so so so delicious and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear.. awesome job :)
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  3. Wow..I love this..miss this so much.....you have done a great work

  4. Though never made it I just love this one..looks nice

  5. Heard of this popular dish but never thought they could be made at home..Looks perfect!!
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  6. I haven't tasted this. But have seen it in some blogs. Good try.

  7. Very intricate dish looks amazing.I have seen this made on masterchef india where they rubbed the batter mixer with ice???

  8. looks tempting, bookmarked this. must try recipe.

  9. Authentic dish,never tried this before..bookmarked

  10. Thanks So much Vatsala for trying it and liking it. It has come out very well and I like how you have topped it with Rabri, must have made it even better.

    Thanks for including it in bookmarked recipe event. But dear, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. We are not allowing recipes from memories or some friend anymore as this is a "bookmarked" recipe event. Hope it makes sense. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.

  11. wow..this authentic delicious dessert is new to me...looks so yummy n love the recipe too...bookmarked!!!

  12. Woww... looks simply delicious and perfect.. beautiful presentation too.. thanks for sharing :)

  13. Looks so inviting. Thanks for the recipe Vatsala.


  14. I am soo glad u posted this. I have been wanting to make ghevar at home but refraining thinking its too hard. Now it seems do-able :-) The ghevar has come out very well. Now its on my to do for sure :-)

  15. That a very new dish to me.. thanks

    Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..
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  16. lovely ghevar recipe vatsala...I have seen the preparation in TV but never thought that it could be made at home so easily!!..loved your space....following you..do visit my space :)
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