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SWEETS for Rakshabandhan

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

As Rakshabandhan starts arriving, you can see a whole lot of sweets shop with a variety of sweets with them. One of the sweet is GHEVAR. Ghevar is a traditional Rajasthani mithai or sweet dish which originates from the state of Rajasthan but is also popular in the surrounding states. Ghevar is specially made and consumed during the month of Savan or monsoon season in July or August. Ghevar is associated with festivals like Teej, Gangaur, Makar Sankranti and Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi.

What is Ghevar?

Ghevar is a disc-shaped Indian sweet having a honeycomb pattern. It is prepared using maida (refined flour) and ghee (clarified butter). Some people mix a small quantity of besan (gram flour) to enhance its taste. A batter is made using these ingredients and dropped from a height in piping Ghee or hot oil.

People use a special disc-shaped metal mold to give it a round shape.

Even though it looks easy to make, but actual trick of making a good Ghevar lies in its preparation technique and last but not the least is the timings.

Here is a link to a video that shows how Ghevar can be made at home in a very easy, and mess free way. Once it is done, it is dipped in sugar syrup and sold as a sweet variant.

It can be decorated with Khoya and dry fruits if you want, otherwise it can be consumed as it is.

Ghevar is sold in two styles. Sweet and unsweetened. The former has a short lifespan and needs to be consumed within 3-7 days. Latter has a shelf life of 20-30 days.

For some collection of Rakhi, you can visit Vishakha Collections

For some collection of Rakhi, you can visit Vishakha Collections

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