Modern take on Rajasthan classic Ghevar Rabdi

Those who have tasted the traditional Ghevar drool even with a mention of it. Top it with Rabdi and it’s match made in heaven 🙂 Only problem with this traditional dessert like any other Indian dessert is that it is loaded with fat(trans fat to be specific), sugar and everything unhealthy that you can think of.  Ghevar is made with Maida that is deep fried in ghee, soaked in sugar syrup and rabdi is made with malai(full fat cream) and sugar and all of it takes a long time to get it right.

I made my own interpretation of this combo. My goal was to get the flavors but keep it healthy. So in place of ghevar, I made graham cracker crust flavored with ghee and spices. For Rabdi, I used combination of heavy cream and Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is healthy and adds tangy flavor.



So here it goes.

Servings 4

Ghevar Ingredients

1 cup Graham crackers crushed (already has sugar in it)

1 tbsp ghee

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

pinch of nutmeg

pinch of mace powder


Roast the crushed crackers into ghee until crispy and sprinkle with the spice powders. Keep aside.

Rabdi Ingredients

1/4 cup(or as per your taste) heavy cream

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1 tbsp chopped nuts – cashew, pistachio, almonds

a couple of Saffron strands mixed with a little warm water

a drop of rose syrup

1/4 tsp of cardamom powder

3-4 tbsp sugar or honey as per your taste


Whip the cream, sugar and greek yogurt together. Add a little milk if the mixture feels heavy.

Mix in the nuts, rose syrup, saffron water and cardamom powder.

You can serve it as you see in the photo or layer it in a cup like below.







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