The colourful state of Rajasthan offers a vibrant mélange of festivals. These festivals bring along gastronomical delights, often specific to each occasion and celebration. Today is Gangaur and it would be injustice if we don’t talk about the famous delicacy of Rajasthan, which is Ghewar!
Ghewar is a round mesh like disc-shaped fried delicacy drenched in sugar syrup and topped with sliced nuts and sometimes flavored rabri. This Rajasthani festival Dessert is always a chart topper and savored in different styles.
Let us share with you some fun facts about Rajasthan’s famous dessert – Ghewar.
- The crispy delicacy Ghewar is often eaten by women of Rajasthan to break their fast on Gangaur and Teej.
- Jaipur’s Ghewar is world famous and is exported globally from here.
- Even today the delicacy is made on charcoal fire to maintain its taste & aroma.
- The honeycomb disc shaped Ghewar is to be eaten immediately to avoid sogginess.
- Paneer Ghewar was invented by Jaipur’s Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in 1961, after experimenting with kilos of maida and quintals of milk.
- Gifting Ghewar to married daughter’s family is one of the traditions in Rajasthan known as Sinjhara, which falls one day prior to Teej and Gangaur.
- Not just Jaipurites, even the Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, on his visit to Jaipur, gorged onto the scrumptious Ghewar.
Sweet dishes are hardly referred to as ‘dessert’ in Rajasthan, because unlike desserts which are had after the meal, Rajasthani sweets are savoured before, during and after the meal. So drool no more. For an ‘out of the world’ feeling enjoy Ghewar during this Gangaur festival 🙂