Originated in Rajasthan, Ghevar is a deep-fried dessert available in the month of saawan (as per the Hindu calendar) around the festival of Teej. Defined by the typical honeycomb design, ghevar (\u0918\u0947\u0935\u0930) is a much-awaited dessert available in parts of the Northern\/Western belt during monsoons. Why just during the monsoons? Ghevar needs humidity and moisture in the air to attain that sponginess, which is why it\u2019s primarily sold during this time of the year. Keeping the location of our HQ in mind, we ordered ghevar from three popular sweet shops in Delhi NCR - Haldiram\u2019s, Bikanervala, and Om Sweets. We checked them for flavor, the texture of the base, malai\/khoya\u2019s creaminess, and the amount of toppings added.\u00a0 We chose the Khoya Ghevar from Om Sweets (Top Pick) as one of the best ghevar brands in India for its moist base, deliciously creamy, and fresh topping. We Also Recommend the Malai Ghevar from Haldiram\u2019s. Ghevar Brands In India - Winners And Contenders Ghevar Brands in India- Everything You Need To Know Ghevars are primarily of two types - sweetened and unsweetened. The sweetened versions, especially the ones topped with khoya or malai, are best consumed fresh. They do not have a long shelf life. This is why they are not easily deliverable and don\u2019t really travel well between cities. Ghevar brands in India are plenty but they all cater to limited geographical locations. Here is all that you need to know about our review - 1. Reviewed Brands To be qualified to be a part of our Ghevar review, the brands had to be popular chain sweet shops in or around Delhi NCR. Home Chefs were not considered for this review due to delivery and availability issues. We picked three brands for our review -\u00a0 \tBikanervala \tHaldiram\u2019s \tOm Sweets 2. Available Sizes Ghevars are available by weight. While getting them delivered through an online food delivery portal, three options appear -\u00a0 \t250 gms \t500 gms \t1 kg 3. Price Range The price range of ghevars can vary from brand to brand. The number of nuts added, the use of aromatics like saffron, and the topping of khoya or malai also determine the price. On an average \u00bd kg malai and khoya ghevar can be priced between Rs 250 to Rs 350\/-. 4. Packaging Ghevars are usually packed neatly on plastic trays or thick parchment paper before they are placed inside a cardboard box. 5. Shelf Life Due to their short shelf life, it is best to consume a malai or khoya ghevar on the same day. If you have unsweetened ghevars, they can last longer in comparison. Do look for stickers on the box and ask your mithaiwala for the \u2018best before\u2019 date. 6. Availability Easily available at local sweet shops during July and August (month of saawan). Geographically, ghevars are mostly popular in North and North West India (Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and parts of Punjab). Ghevar Sweet Brands - Our Review Factors To find the tastiest ghevar brand we set the following parameters -\u00a0 1. Flavour In a single bite, how well do all the layers of ghevar taste? How is the overall experience? Could we detect notes of cardamom? Can we taste ghee or any dominant flavor of fat? 2. Balanced Sweetness After being deep-fried in ghee, ghevars are dipped in sugar syrup to get those gooey, wet pockets of the mithai. If dipped for too long, the ghevar can become extremely sweet, soggy, and lose its honeycomb shape and texture. Is the sweetness of the ghevar in need of improvement, balanced or is it too sweet? 3. Appearance How appetizing does the ghevar look? When it reached us, were the pieces uniformly cut, or did we receive broken pieces? 4. Texture Could we see the honeycomb texture of the ghevar? Is it dry, moist or too wet? Is the malai topping smooth and creamy or is it grainy? 5. Toppings What are the toppings on the ghevar? Malai, khoya, any dry fruits, saffron or varq (silver leaf). Is the topping to base ratio balanced?\u00a0 6. Price Is the ghevar priced fairly or is it overpriced? If priced more than its competition, does the flavor and quality of ingredients justify the price? Ghevar Sweet Brands in India - Detailed Review Here is a comparison table of all the ghevar brands we reviewed along with their prices, type, availability and sizes.Note - We ordered the Khoya Ghevar from Om Sweets and Malai Ghevar from Bikanervala and Haldiram's. This was because, even after multiple attempts, malai ghevar remained unavailable at Om Sweets. So we ordered the closest alternative. 1. Om Sweets Ghevar - Mishry Top Pick We ordered 500 gms of Khoya ghevar from Om Sweets. The base price of the Ghewar is Rs 250\/-. It cost us Rs 328\/- after taxes and delivery charges. The octagon box is fairly simple and we received 1 whole piece plus a small piece in a 500 gm box.\u00a0 The base is moist, but not wet. It\u2019s soft, has a slight sponginess, and is not crumbly at all. We love that the khoya layer on top is very fresh. The khoya to ghevar base ratio is extremely balanced. There are a lot of slivered almonds and pista on top.Features \tThe base price for a 500 gm khoya ghevar is Rs 250\/-. \tThe ghevar is packed in an octagon box.\u00a0 Pros \tThe base is moist and doesn\u2019t crumble.\u00a0 \tThe creamy, rich khoya topping is delicious. \tThere are ample amounts of chopped nuts on top.\u00a0 \tThe ratio of base to khoya topping is perfect. Cons \tThe sweetness might seem on the higher side for some.\u00a0 Best Suited For If you\u2019re looking for a soft, delicious ghevar in and around Delhi NCR, Om Sweets Khoya Ghevar is a great option. 2. Haldiram Ghevar - Also Recommended Haldiram\u2019s Malai Ghevar is priced at Rs 325\/- for 500 gms. We paid Rs 397\/- after taxes and delivery. Haldiram\u2019s packaging is very festive. The yellow and pink box with the gold printing is very attractive.\u00a0 Haldiram\u2019s ghevar was a full single piece when we received it. It looks delicious with a topping of a thin coating of malai, nuts - pistachio, almonds, magaz, a sprinkle of saffron water, and varq. The ghevar is golden brown in color and a little dry. We missed the little spongy and airy pockets of ghevar. The texture of the base definitely needs improvement. The base to topping ratio is balanced. We loved the delicate rose and cardamom flavor in this ghevar. The nuts on top make it even more delicious. Features \tThe base price for a 500 gm malai ghevar is Rs 325\/-. \tThe ghevar is packed in a festive looking square box.\u00a0 Pros \tThe malai to base ratio is perfect. \tThe sweetness levels are balanced. \tToppings like almonds, pistachios add the much needed crunch. \tVery appetising to look at. There are no broken pieces.\u00a0 \tThe rose and cardamom flavor in the ghevar is delicious. Cons \tThe ghevar is dry and lacks the signature sponginess.\u00a0 3. Bikanervala Ghevar Bikanervala\u2019s Malai Ghevar is priced at Rs 340\/- for 500 gms. We paid Rs 442\/- post delivery and taxes. The ghevar is packed in a plain-looking octagon box. The pieces we received were all broken. This reduced the overall experience by a large margin. There were a lot of aspects that did not work for Bikanervala\u2019s Malai Ghevar - From the dry ghevar base to the thick, dense malai layer and the lack of substantial nuts. The ratio of base to malai is also very uneven.\u00a0 Features \tThe base price for a 500 gm malai ghevar by Bikanervala is Rs 340\/-. \tThe packaging is simple and the ghevar comes in an octagon box.\u00a0 Cons \tThe ghevar is too dry. \tThe balance of malai to base is not in proportion. \tThere is no significant flavor of rose, cardamom or any other essence.\u00a0 \tThe quantity of nuts is low. Our Top Picks & Recommendations Why did we choose Om Sweets Khoya Ghevar as our Top Pick and why do we recommend the Malai Ghevar by Haldiram\u2019s?Om Sweets is our Top Pick! People who have access to Om Sweets should definitely go for it. For those who don\u2019t, you can opt for our second recommendation - Haldiram\u2019s. The fresh, smooth, rich khoya on top paired with an airy base, balanced sweetness, and just the right amount of moisture. All these attributes helped make Khoya Ghevar from Om Sweets our winner. Haldiram\u2019s, although a bit dry, has a delicious rose-infused topping. We loved the saffron, almond, and varq garnishings. Frequently Asked Questions Here are some interesting FAQs on ghevar brands in India. 1. Is ghevar good for health? Ghevar is a deep fried dessert made using ghee, milk and refined flour. It is then soaked in a sugar syrup and topped with nuts, saffron and khoya or malai. This is a high calorie dessert and it is advised to maintain portion control. 2. How many days does ghevar last? Some sweetshops advise you to consume it on the same day, while some have a longer shelf life. It usually stays good for about 3-4 days if kept in the fridge. Ask your mithaiwala to tell you more about the shelf life of the ghevar.\u00a0 3. Is ghevar available without sugar? \u00a0Yes. Some sweetshops specialise in sugar-free ghevar. 4. Shall we keep ghevar in the fridge? Ghevar is best consumed fresh, but if you must store it, you can put it in the fridge in an airtight container. It will ensure there is minimal loss of moisture.\u00a0 5. Which brand of Ghevar is best? As per our review, Om Sweets sells the best ghevar in Delhi NCR. Haldiram\u2019s also does a fairly good job of providing a flavorful malai ghevar.\u00a0 Final Verdict - Best Ghevar Brands Come monsoons and you start spotting ghevar everywhere. Every renowned mithai shop has a lovely stack of this honeycomb dessert. We ordered the malai \/khoya ghevar from three chain sweetshops in Delhi NCR - Om Sweets, Haldiram\u2019s, and Bikanervala.\u00a0 We chose Om Sweets Khoya Ghevar as our Top Pick. We loved the texture of the base and the deliciously rich topping. Those who do not have access to Om Sweets can opt for the Malai Ghevar from Haldiram\u2019s as well. Do you love malai topped ghevar or a plain kesar ghevar? Let us know in the comment section below.\u00a0 *\u00a0If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. 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