This Eatery In Agra Is Selling Ghevar Worth ₹25,000, Tried Yet?
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Talk about festivals in India and you simply cannot let desserts slip out of discussion. Sweets or mithai are a significant part of Indian festivities. Come Diwali and one can see boxes lined up with kaju katli, gulab jamun, rasgullas, and more. And while Diwali is a few months away, we are already in the festive mode. With Teej that just went by, and Raksha Bandhan a few days to go, the sweet shops are packed with one mithai, for sure - ghevar

The disc-shaped sweet dish made with maida, ghee, sugar syrup, ghevar with its honeycomb texture is a popular one during monsoon season. While we love ghevar with all our heart, would you ever pay ₹25,000 per kg for the Rajasthani sweet? That sounds like a lot of money, right? Well, as unbelievable as it may sound, a sweet shop in UP is indeed selling it as they have created a ‘golden ghevar’, especially for Raksha Bandhan. And this gold-plated ghevar costs ₹25,000 per kg.

Made by Braj Rasayan Mitthan Bhandar in Agra, near Shah Market, the sweet shop has had people flocking to see and purchase the treat ever since it was announced. What’s even more unbelievable is that despite the high cost, sources state that over 12 kg of Golden Ghevar had already been sold. Now, you may ask what is so special about this ghevar that it costs so much? 

In a video posted by ANI, we can see this gold ghevar is kept in a box which is surrounded by a swarm of people. ANI informed how the specialty of this ghevar is that it has a 24-karat layer of gold on top of it. The store owner, Tushar Gupta, further told ANI what all went into the ghevar, besides the gold layer. According to him, this golden ghevar contains a combination of dried fruits, pistachios, almonds, peanuts, and walnuts, with a layer of malai with ice cream flavour on top. Take a look at the video here:

Quite a vision, isn’t it? The craze of adding gold-plated layers on top of the food isn’t new thought. From cafes and restaurants to even street vendors, a lot of food enthusiasts have created gold-plated food that attracts food lovers at a lot of places. And in most cases, people do pay a higher cost for such food items. Have you ever tried any such fancy gold foods? Let us know about your experience.