Gud Paare is similar to a sugar coated biscuit (just that this is jaggery coated!) and is a must have item in every Punjabi wedding!
Gud Paare are an integral part of every Punjabi wedding. The sweetness of the jaggery with the little bite of the fennel seeds, make this such an incredibly yum sweet!
I love weddings. The dressing up part, meeting people, the food, the dancing, drinks and everything! But one of my favorite part of Punjabi weddings is the shaadi ki mithai. Most people associate Punjabi weddings with the loud music and the drinks, but trust me, the better part of Punjabi weddings are the food and the sweets. I love the spread of food you have at the weddings, especially if it is a cold winter night and there is someone making hot kulchas and serving them with chole or dipping in hot jalebis in the sugar syrup and serving them with a bit of rabdi!
The shaadi ki mithai box can contain amazing sweets like ladoos, burfis, pedas, and kaju katris, but the one thing that definitely stands out is this amazing gud pare.
This sugar and jaggery sweet which is almost similar to a candy or a sugar coated biscuit, is very typical in a Punjabi wedding and in fact, no wedding is considered to be complete without it.
As a kid (oh, well even as an adult!) I remember asking people for extra packets of those sweets shamelessly because I am absolutely adore them. Then I got a recipe from an aunt. It is not an easy recipe and one specially needs to be very careful when melting the jiggery, but what is life without a little hard work for food, eh?
It is a recipe worth every bit of hard work, take my word for it!
And oh, before the recipe, have you checked out the Punjabi Choore recipe? An awesome way to use up leftover rotis!