Ghari (sweet)

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Ghari
Real Surati Ghari.jpg
Surati ghari
Type Sweet
Place of origin Surat, India
Region or state Gujarat
Created by Devshankar shukla in 1838
Main ingredients Ghee, Dry Fruit
Cookbook: Ghari  Media: Ghari

Ghari or Surati Ghari is a sweet dish from Gujarati cuisine, from the region of Surat. Ghari are 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surati Ghari
  2. ^ Surat celebrates Chandi Padvo festival", Oct 25, 2010, 21:37PM IST.
  3. ^ Himansshu Bhatt, TNN. ", The Times of India, Oct 28, 2012, 10.59PM IST.