Ghari (sweet)

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Surati ghari
Place of originSurat, India
Region or stateGujarat, India
Main ingredientsGhee, Dry Fruit

Ghari or Surati Ghari is a sweet Gujarati dish from Surat, Gujarat, India. Ghari is made of puri batter, milk 'mawa', ghee and sugar - made into round shapes with sweet filling, to be consumed on Chandani Padva festival.[1] It is also available in many varieties and flavours such as pistachio, almond-elachi and mawa.[2]

Priest Nirmaladasji referred Devshankar Shukla to make Ghari in 1838.

Ghari was prepared by the Devshankar Shukla for Tatya Tope to provide extra strength to the freedom fighter's soldiers in 1857. However, it began to be consumed during inauspicious occasions too, particularly by people of some castes in the crematorium for peace to the soul of the dead.[3]


  1. ^ Surati Ghari
  2. ^ PTI (25 October 2010). "Surat celebrates Chandi Padvo festival". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bhatt, Himansshu (28 October 2012). "1,20,000 kg of ghari will be consumed on Chandani Padva". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 August 2018.