An ancient and original treat – Gor Papri

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia No comments

Kudos to Villy Divecha‎ who made it recently!

Recipe by Shirin Byramji 

Gor Papri was made by parsi grandmothers who had a sweet tooth. It is a good treat for nursing mothers to have while breast feeding their baby since ginger powder encourages milk production in the mother and the sugar gives energy.

It is a forgotten sweet! Made from simple ingredient of “Gor” which is Jaggery a brown sugar and “Sooth” aka ginger powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo Gor (Jaggery)
  • 1/4 cup water or less(just to melt the gor)
  • 3 tbsp ginger powder (sooth) or as per taste of spice level
  • Handful of almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds etc
  • Oil or Ghee for lining the tray

Method

  1. Boil the water.
  2. Add Jaggery chopped and keep stirring it on medium heat. It will take about an hour before it will start thickening.
  3. Take a drop out on a tray and let it cool. It should make a crackle sound when you bite on it and not soft.
  4. Add sooth (ginger powder) and nuts let it cook for 15 more mins.
  5. Pour it out on an oiled tray.
  6. Let it cool over night.
  7. Break and enjoy the gor papri.

 

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

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