Gul Pavate is the traditional festival sweet prepared specially on shivarathri, ramnavami days. Gulpavate can be prepared with fine sooji/chiroti rava or it can be prepared with whole wheat flour. Healthy and delicious sweet can be prepared in many different ways. This is the way my mother does.
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- 1/2 cup chiroti rave/fine shoji/ santa rave
- 1/4 cup Jaggery
- 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut bring it to room temperature, if you are using frozen coconut
- 2 TBSP ghee
- 2 TBSP water
- 2 tbsp milk and 2 tbsp water ( together)
- 4 to 5 cashews broken into small pieces
- 1 TBSP raisins
- 2 to 4 cardamom or 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
- Heat 1 tsp ghee in a thick bottom pan on low heat, add rave.
- Roast it until the raw smell disappears and slightly changes it color.
- Turn off the heat and transfer it to a bowl. To this add coconut and milk water. Mix it well and keep it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes – melt the jaggery and keep it aside.
- Heat 2 tsp ghee in a thick bottom pan on medium heat. Fry the cashew pieces until cashews turns golden brown. Take cashews out and fry the raisins until it puffs up. Take this out and keep it aside.
- Strain the jaggery syrup to the same pan, let it boil on medium heat until you get the one thread consistency.
- Once you get the one string consistency reduce the heat to low and add roasted rave coconut mix.( before adding the rave mix make sure there are no lumps) Stir it continuously for 2 minutes, then add the ghee, mix it well.
- Cover it and let it cook on low heat for a minute.
- Turn off the heat and add cardamom powder, fried raisins and nuts.
- Mix it well and super delicious guy pavate is ready to offer to God