Gur Para or Gur Pare Recipe is prepared with maida and wheat flour, coated in jaggery syrup and flavored with cardamom. A quick and easy festival sweet !!
The countdown to Diwali has begun! The biggest festival of India is just ten days away and if you still deciding on what to make this festive season, then here is a simple and stress-free Gur Para or Gur Pare Recipe.
Wondering what Gur para is?
Gur Para is an authentic and delectable Punjabi treat that is made on special occasions like – weddings, and festivals. It’s a traditional deep-fried sweet made with flour, flavored with fennel seeds and later sweetened with jaggery (Gur) or sugar.
Gur pare are similar to Shakarpare (sugar coated sweets). The only difference is the sweeteners. Gur pare are coated in gur/jaggery syrup, and shakarpare are coated in sugar syrup. Because of jaggery/Gur, these sweet bites have a different flavor as compared to ones prepared with sugar.
Other healthy tested and tried option is –
- coconut sugar – it is unrefined and preserves all of its vitamins and minerals
Gur pare prepared with jaggery are relished by all ages, especially during winters.
How to make Gur Para Recipe?
Gur pare are authentic Indian sweets prepared with maida, wheat flour, flavored with fennel seeds and coated with gur/jaggery syrup. Combine all the dry ingredients into a big bowl, add ghee and mix until the mixture feels crumbly.
Slowly add water and knead a soft and smooth dough. Do not add all the water at once. You may need less than what is mentioned below. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
After the resting time, roll out the dough into a big circle, cut squares and deep fry the gur pare in hot oil/ghee until golden brown.
How to prepare Jaggery syrup?
Prepare the syrup by boiling gur/jaggery in water until it is reduced to half its quantity. Gur/jaggery burns very fast, so do not leave the syrup unattended and keep stirring it continuously.
Remove from flame and toss gur pare in this syrup. They will soak up all the syrup and will become sticky and soft. No worries – spread them on a big plate in a single layer and let them dry out.
Transfer all the gur pare to a bowl. Sprinkle powdered gur/jaggery and shake them well. This way they get a nice coating of gur/jaggery on top.
Dust of the excess gur and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Good for 2-3 weeks, only if they last that long. 😉
So this festive season, do try out thisGur Para or Gur pare recipe. If you happen to make it, then drop me a line below. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. There is still plenty of time left to pull off this quick and easy sweet.