SURTI GHARI (Gujarati sweet)


The first time I tried this sweet ,(it looked

close to a badusha) the comments at home

were …

It’s a badusha with ghee on top ,but the bite in

reaction was ,eyes wide looking at the sweet

only. 😊All loved it .

When I tried first ,I tried with mawa and dry

fruits( authentic recipe says).

The second attempt was with my version of the

filling (as mawa was over ), and this too tasted

lovely.

The filling was dates,dry fruits,coconut.

The speciality of this sweet is the smearing of

ghee on top , and that does the trick to the taste.

I will be giving some variations to the filling

after the recipe.

I used minimal sugar for coating and got the

same result by quickly coating in the

simmering syrup.

If you are making in larger quantities ,then this

trick will not work.

Note :The authentic method of frying this

sweet is to have each stuffed portion in a

slotted spoon , holding it above hot oil , and

pouring hot oil on it , till it changes color . ( This is time consuming ).

It’s best to fry on very low heat.The result or

taste does not change .

The look of this recipe seems hard,but it’s only

20-30 minutes work . Worth the time invested!

Here’s the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

For the outer covering

1 cup flour ( all purpose flour)

2 tblsp ghee

a pinch of baking soda

A pinch of salt

Little milk to bind the dough

METHOD

Bind all ingredients to a firm dough . Roll or

press on palm to make circles.

Keep a teaspoonful of filling in each .Seal at the

bottom.

Press lightly , and fry on very low heat till it

changes colour ( not brown).Remove and dip in

prepared sugar syrup.Smear with prepared

ghee.

For the filling

5-6 seedless dates

Mixture of any nuts

Roasted coconut or dessicated coconut

3 tsp semolina

2 tsp besan or gramdal flour

A pinch of nutmeg powder

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

1-2 tblsp ghee

METHOD

Mix the dates,nuts, coconut together in a mixer,

or food processor coarsely.

*Heat ghee in a pan and add besan flour.

After 1 minute add the semolina and the rest of

the ingredients and switch off the flame .

Allow to cool .

Use this filling to stuff the gharis.

Sugar syrup for quick coating

1/2 cup sugar +2-3 tblsp water

Boil sugar till it bubbles. Reduce flame and

quickly coat the gharis.Pour the remaining

sugar on top of the sweet. Allow to cool

completely, and smear ghee on top of each

ghari and garnish with nuts.Serve after ghee

sets on the sweet or keep in the fridge for few

minutes .( The photo has a thin smear )

For smearing

Ghee and powdered sugar mixed and kept in

fridge to set at semi solid stage.

You can smear the thick ghee and then sprinkle

sugar too ( I did this method )

Variations

Authentic mawa filling

1 . Heat a tblsp of ghee , add mawa and fry for few minutes , add nuts and spices and use.

2. Heat ghee , add besan and rawa* and then add mawa and nuts with spice.

Pistachio and mawa filling

Take a handful of pistachios and blend with a

little mawa .

Make another portion ( like 1.)

Method

Make a thin roll of the pista.

Roll mawa filling keep pista filling in it . Cover

and roll .Cut into portions and stuff into dough.

After frying you can see three layers of colours

( will post pictures).

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