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Gajak (also gachak) is a well-known dessert or confection originating in India. It is a dry sweet made of sesame seeds (til) or peanuts and jaggery.[1] The til is cooked in the raw sugar syrup and set in thin layers, which can be stored for months.

Gajak
TypeBrittle
CourseDessert, confection
Place of originIndia
Main ingredientsSesame seeds, jaggery, peanuts
VariationsGond gajak, chocolate gajak, dry fruit gajak, gajak barfi

Contents

PreparationEdit

Gajak is prepared with sesame seeds and jaggery with a method of preparation which is time consuming. It takes about 10–15 hours to prepare 5–8 kilograms of gajaks. The dough is hammered until all the sesame seeds break down and release their oils into the dough.

HistoryEdit

It is said that it is due to some components in the water of the Chambal river that a sweet came to be developed from it.[citation needed] The gajaks of Morena are very well-known and is exported internationally.[citation needed]

A world record was set in 2012 when a 55.1 pound (25kg) gajak termed the mahagajak was prepared. Agra and near by places like firozabad has also developed itself as a gajak hotspot in India, with "Jain Gajak bhandar" in firozabad ,Manohar Lal Daulat Ram Gajak Waale in Agra gajak producers leading the charts.[2]

VarietiesEdit

  • Gud-Til Gajak
  • Til-Revadi Gajak
  • Khas Gajak

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