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Traditional Gujarati Dish
Gond ki raab, prepared with gond (edible gum crystals), is a delicious and nutritious winter sweet dish from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is a traditional dish for breaking the fast during the Paryushan Festival of the Jain community.
Gond ki raab strengthens the bones, relieves joint pain, builds immunity, and helps relieve colds. Hence it is a very healthy dish to consume in the winter season.
Do try it and share your experience.
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- 1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 tbsp gond (edible gum)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tbsp gur (jaggery), crushed (or substitute sugar)
- 1 tbsp coconut powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 5 almonds, sliced
- 5 cashews, halved
- Heat the desi ghee on low heat and fry the gond until it puffs up completely.
- Add the water and stir until the gond dissolves completely. Continue cooking for 1 minute more.
- Add the crushed jaggery, coconut powder, cardamom powder, and sliced almonds. Stir until the jaggery dissolves completely; then continue cooking for 1 minute more.
- Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with the cashews, and serve hot.
Gond Ki Raab (Edible Gum Crystals Recipe)
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