The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new necessity which has evolved to be an accessory as well. While people across the country purchase various cloth face masks to keep themselves safe. Over the past few months, an Odisha businessman donned a gold face mask worth ₹3.5 lakhs. A man from Tamil Nadu made masks using gold threads. And a jeweller from Surat made diamond studded masks worth over ₹4 lakhs. Gold and diamond masks seem to be so last season. Now, the latest news is, a Surat sweet shop prepared a gold sweet costing ₹9000 per kg. It launched ‘Gold Ghari’ for its festive season and even claimed it has Ayurvedic benefits. Read on to know more.
Gold Ghari From Surat Sweet Shop Costs ₹9000 Per Kg
On the occasion of Chandi Padvo, a Gujarati festival to celebrate the full moon, people from Surat consume Ghari, a sweet and Bhusu, a savoury snack. Suratis devour food which are white in colour like milk poha, kheer or ghari. Ghari a dish comprising of maida, filled with mava, almonds, sugar and pistachios, fried in ghee and dipped in ghee fr a white coat, resembles the full moon. Chandi Padvo celebrations are incomplete without gorging on the lip-smacking Ghari. A Surat sweet shop, named 24 Carats Mithai Magic launched ‘Gold Ghari’ this year costing ₹9000 per kg.
Gujarat: Ahead of Chandi Padvo, a festival falling a day after Sharad Poornima, a sweet shop in Surat has launched 'Gold Ghari' -a different version of ghari, a sweet dish from Surat. Shop owner says, "It is available at Rs 9000/kg. Normal ghari is available at Rs 660-820 per kg" pic.twitter.com/7jkXVfCls2
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24 Carats Mithai Magic introduced this sweet few days ahead of Chandi Padvo. The shop owner Rohan stated to Hindustan Times, “We have launched ‘gold ghari’ this year. It is healthy. Gold is considered a beneficial metal in Ayurveda. It has been three days since its launch. Demand is a little below expectation as market is sluggish. We hope it will get a good response in the coming days.”
Gold Sweets From Surat’s 24 Carats Mithai Magic Have Gold Leaf Coverings
Rohan added, “Gold ghari is available at ₹9,000 per kg. The normal ghari is available at ₹660-820 per kg.” The sweet shop prepares their regular Ghari with flour, ghee and dates. Their gold sweets cost a whopping amount as they have a 24-karat gold leaf covering. Nevertheless, when it comes to dishes from the Western part of India, watch this video below to add more to your bucket list.