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Lucknow sweet shop sells 14 inches long 'Bahubali Gujiya' ahead of Holi
The ingredients used to make them include khoya, saffron, almonds, pistachios and sugar.
Holi is around the corner. While the pandemic has dampened the colourful joys of the festival, the traditions surrounding it. An important aspect of it is the sweets, especially Gujiyas, that are made for this.
Now, a sweet shop in Lucknow has come up with a mammoth version of the iconic sweet that will make you want to gorge into it right away. The 'Chhappan Bhog' shop in the city is selling 'Bahubali Gujiya' ahead of the festival. It weighs around 1.5 kg and is 14 inches long.
The ingredients used to make them include khoya, saffron, almonds, pistachios and sugar. It takes around 20-25 minutes to fry them owing to their size weight. The sweet costs Rs 1200.
The price varies as the customer may choose a particular ingredient to use in the Gujiya. "The idea is to beyond the obvious and something new every year to surprise our patrons," the managing head of the shop named Kshitij Gupta told the news agency.
The Bahubali Gujiya has been a hit amongst the customers. Gupta states that it has received a positive response from the customers. Many also call it 'eye-catching.' "It is a new and very unique concept. We are thinking of buying and also gifting it and buying it for someone who can actually practically consume it," a customer said.
Till now, this has been received with open arms. Only time will tell how this twist to an iconic sweet will work in the future.