Surti Ghari/Surati Ghari /Ghari Recipe/Pista Ghaari Recipe.

Ghari is an extremely rich and delicious sweet from Surat ,Gujarat ...Ghari is  a sweet   made with a covering of  puri which is made with maida/refined flour and the stuffing is of mava and pistachio..The covering is then dipped in ghee and sugar Ghari is a rich sweet So its not the dish for you if your on a healthy diet...
I have been a fan of this delicious sweet Ghari right from childhood My Dad's friend use to get this for us every month whenever he visited his hometown Surat.
We have been making ghari since 5 yrs now .My mom had watched the recipe on a Gujarati cookery show .The original recipe uses rava/semolina in the filling but we make the filling with pistachios only..The recipe is actually very simple..You can alter the filling  recipe as per your taste.
Gharis are usually prepared on festival of Chand Padva/Gudi Padva ..But you definitely can make this anytime you crave for...

for the covering
1 cup maida/all purpose flour
2 tsp ghee
1/4 cup milk /water to knead
ghee/oil to deep fry

for the filling
1/2 cup pistachios
150 gms mava/khoa/khava
1/2 tsp elaichi /cardamom/cardamon powder
1 tsp besan/gram flour/chickpea flour
1/2 tsp ghee/clarified butter

for the ghee glaze
6 tbsp ghee
2 tsp powdered sugar

Coarsely powder the pistachios in a grinder .
Mix the maida ,ghee and milk together to knead to soft dough ,keep it covered for 15-20 minutes
In a non stick pan add  1/2 tsp ghee ,roast the mava for 3-5 minutes till it turns light brown ,
Add the besan and roast for a minute.
Then add in  powdered pistachios and mix till all combines
Now add powdered sugar and cook til the mixture leaves sides and can be shaped into a ball when you take a small portion in your hand.

Let the mixture cool then divide into 8-9 balls.
Roll the dough into a small puri and place the pista-mava ball in the centre ,cover the ball entirely with the dough.
Heat ghee /oil in a kadhai/pan  and deep fry the ghari on low flame I had fried gharis by placing each ghari on a strainer and then fry each ghari till it turns light brown
Once the ghari have fried let them cool for about 3-4 hours before you coat it with the ghee and sugar mixture.
To make the ghee mixture ,melt the ghee 3 times and then once it cools down at room temperature add powdered sugar and beat it till it turns creamy.
Once the ghari have cooled for  about 4 hours dip each ghari in the mixture or with a spoon place the ghee mixture on each ghari to glaze it completely.

Place almond silver or chopped pista on every ghari.
Allow the gharis to set ,you can enjoy them after 6-7 hrs for better result leave it for 12 hours then cut and enjoy an extremely mouthwatering sweet.

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  1. Yummy! I love the filling. Cardamom and pistachios taste so good.

  2. I never tried this ..loos yummy especially the inside filling

  3. This looks so tasty! Would love to have some!

  4. Yummy filling... Sounds so delicious..

  5. This is such a rich sweet. Loved reading the recipe...looks very delicious, Gloria.

  6. Rich and flavourful and I so like the nuts filling.

  7. Looks delicious, never tried this recipe, sure going to make it when I get some time.

  8. Yummy and tempting....... this is new to me..... thanx for sharing.... :)

  9. Hi Gloria, I love this sweet , it is one of my fav.
    I love this filling ,pista and cardamom

  10. perfectly made. Love eating it. But the thick layer of ghee use to scare me off.

  11. looks so yumm,rich and flavourful

  12. I'm on my way Gloria, keep my share ready! Looks soooo delicious!

  13. Very well made baby <3 I'll definitely try it sometime

  14. wow woow...this is a unique recipe,I have never heard of it before...bookmarked,will surely try this out :)

  15. Such a yummy and lovely recipe.Bookmarked dear