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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 cups - plain flour
  • 1 cup - solidified ghee
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 4 cups - water, approx.
  • 1/2 cup - milk
  • 1/4 tsp - yellow food colour
  • 1 kg - ghee for deep frying
  • For syrup:
  • 1.5 cups - sugar
  • 1 cup - water
  • For toppings: (optional)
  • 1 tsp - powdered cardamom
  • 1 tbsp - chopped almonds & pistachios
  • 1 tbsp - milk in which 1/2 tsp saffron has been dissolved
  • Silver foil

How to Make Gevar

  • Prepare sugar syrup and keep aside.
  • Take solidified ghee in a large wide bowl.
  • Taking one ice cube at a time rub the ghee vigorously.
  • Take more ice cubes as required, till ghee becomes very white.
  • Add milk, flour and 1 cup of water.
  • Mix to make smooth batter.
  • Dissolve colour in some water and add to batter.
  • Add more water if required.
  • Batter should be fairly thin (it should run off easily when poured from a spoon).
  • Take an aluminium or steel cylindrical container (do not use lid).
  • The height should be at least 12 inches with a diameter of around 5-6 inches.
  • Fill half of it with ghee. Heat.
  • When ghee is smoky hot, take 50 ml of the batter and slowly pour in the centre of the ghee, in one continuous threadlike stream.
  • Allow foam to settle. Pour one more glassful, in the hole formed in the centre.
  • When foam settles again, loosen ghevar with an iron skewer inserted into the hole.
  • Lift carefully, at a slant, and place on wire mesh to drain.
  • Keep hot syrup in a wide flat-bottomed 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.
  • Cool a little, top with silver foil.
  • Splash a few drops of saffron milk, sprinkle over some chopped dry fruits and a few pinches of cardamom powder.