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Gajak – Mithai, Roll

Gajak is a crisp, wafer-like sweet prepared using sesame or groundnut only in its powdered form along with powdered jaggery as opposed to the boiled, liquid jaggery w.r.t. Chikki. They both are flat and crispy. At times jaggery is replaced with sugar.

Names

PlaceName
Morena Gajak
Some placesGachak
What Gajak is called in different places across the world

Origin

August 2, 1600

Soldiers’ nutrition

During the Moghal era, the Hindu kings around Morena used Jaggery and Sesame included in the food for their high nutritional value.

August 2, 1600
January 4, 1700

Morena to West India

As the food reached the commoners, the tongue could not resist. Slowly people started preparing it in the whole of west India.

January 4, 1700
November 27, 1890

Spread to South

Along with Chikki, people started loving this due to a similar taste.

November 27, 1890
December 1, 1919

International recognition

Like every other delicacy, Gajak started getting global recognition and has its mark in most places across the globe.

December 1, 1919

Regions

Ingredients

Sesame
Sugar or Jaggery
Ghee
Nuts

Variations

Cashew
Almond
Pista
Groundnut or Peanut
Cardamom
Chocolate
Rolls
Hard

Shelf Life

About four months

Portion

Keep the portion limited as the sesame that you consume along with jaggery might be extremely inflammatory unless you do a lot of activity.

Sides

Not Applicable

Nutrition

Calories168Sodium0mg
Total Fat11.1gPotassium0mg
Saturated1.2gTotal Carbs13.2g
Polyunsaturated0gDietary Fiber0.3g
Monounsaturated0gSugars11g
Trans0gProtein3.9g
Cholesterol4.5mgCalcium0%
Vitamin A0%Iron0%
Vitamin C0%
Nutrition from 30 gms of classic Gajak

Benefits

extremely important and beneficial to eat this every winter
the combination of sesame and jaggery produces heat
it is very good for people who do a lot of activity and exercises like soldiers

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