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Ghevar sweet with a variety of flavours is selling like hot cakes in Jaipur during Sawan month marked by Teej and Rakhi festivals
In Jaipur, the month of Sawan marks the special sweet preparation of ghevar and the sweet shops do a brisk business for a month through Hariyali Teej and Rakhi festivals to mark happiness and prosperity among married couples along with the worship of Teej Mata and celebrate the affectionate bond between brothers and sisters.

In the city, it is a three-day festival to celebrate the union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva by partaking sugar-rich and deep-fried dessert ghevar. Not only in Jaipur, during the month of Sawan, this round honeycomb-like sweet, is prepared throughout Rajasthan. Since Raksha Bandhan comes close to Teej, on this day too, ghevar is served in the families.

Even the sweet shops in villages, this light and spongy looking sweet is made fresh each day and many people have it as a part of breakfast. Though the look is spongy, but bite is hard and brittle.

It is heavy on the stomach as it is one of richest sweets made from deep-fried refined flour or maida which cooked in ghee and then soaked in sugar syrup for some time and then taken out to be served. At times malai or mava ghevar, garnished with chopped dry fruits, nuts and chandi ka varq is served.

Moreover, ghevar sweet is made available during sawan month of rainy season since the degree of moisture is optimum to give the ghevar its spongy and honey-comb like texture.

However, these days the mango and chocolate flavoured ghevars are available to cater to the needs of the new generation youth.

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