Keeping up with sweet traditions since 1898
There are few who dream, few who persevere, few who succeed, and very few who stay successful. Gangaram Amarchand Halwai is among the rare breed of Indian sweet-makers who have consistently pleased the palates of customers.The business, established by Gangaram Guman Puria in 1898, is currently run by the family&...
There are few who dream, few who persevere, few who succeed, and very few who stay successful. Gangaram Amarchand Halwai is among the rare breed of Indian sweet-makers who have consistently pleased the palates of customers.The business, established by Gangaram Guman Puria in 1898, is currently run by the family’s fifth generation – Puria’s grandson Jawarilal Bansal. However it was Puria’s great grandfather who had sown the foundation seed.
In this day and age, gaining people’s trust while staying true to one’s roots, especially when it comes to food, is no mean feat. Consistently providing authentic taste for more than 115 years is a commitment few can follow through. And this is the feather in Gangaram Amarchand Halwai’s cap.
Pure-ghee sweets, made using traditional recipes under the most hygienic conditions, are their main attraction. They take immense pride in their 100% hand-made sweets. The taste of each product is overseen by specialists to ensure consistency – something their patrons have come to trust.
Their sweets have garnered much fame. At a function in Ajmer in 2003, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also went on record lauding their sweets.
Apart from sweets, the brand also offers lip-smacking namkeen, the recipes of which have been perfected through the generations.
Their initial offerings were sohan halwa, makkhan bada, dahitadi, Mesur pak, moong barfi, sohan papri, panch dhari, ghewar (sweet, plain), fini, churma laddu, and imarti made of pure ghee. Today they are especially renowned for their divine fini, sohan halwa, gond ke laddu, and makkhan bada. Gangaram Amarchand Halwai has their hands in many pies – they have now extended their vast expertise to catering services as well. No matter what they do, variety, rich taste, and quality are assured.
Gangaram Amarchand Halwai Panchdhari is a royal treat made with five choice ingredients – gram flour, refined flour, semolina, curd, and ghee. It is named Panchdhari after the Hindi word panch, which means five. The dessert is similar to besan ki barfi, a famous North-Indian sweet popular all over India. It is commonly served at religious and special occasions.
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