Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stacked ghevar, Jaipur

You can see stacks of the popular Rajasthani sweet, Ghevar at Jaipur's popular sweet mart, LMB.

It is a disk-shaped sweet, normally prepared from oil, flour and sugar syrup. Sometimes eaten plain, and sometimes it is topped with malai (cream) or mawa (dried full-fat milk). You can also eat it with milk, or the milk based sweet, kheer.

Ghevar is traditionally associated with the festival of Teej, where women pray for the well-being of their husbands, and raksha bandhan, that celebrates the bond of between a sister and brother.

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