Best Revdi in Lucknow : I have heard this saying in my childhood, ‘Lucknow’s huts and Barabanki’s daughters are wonderful’, which means that the daughters of Barabanki were as wonderful, that is, virtuous and cultured, as the Revadi of Lucknow. Years ago, due to this saying, the people of Lucknow used to bring Barabanki’s daughter in marriage to their place. The second reason was also that due to the marriage, a relationship was established between the two cities and people used to bring and take away the fragrant Revdi here, which was then called Khutiya by most of the people, as a sweet. Gradually, the Revadi of Lucknow became famous not only around but far and wide. As soon as the train stops at Charbagh railway station, the echo of ‘Revdi-revdi, fragrant, flavored revdi, the famous revdi of Lucknow’ is heard.
Describing the specialty of Lucknow Revdi, historian Dr. Yogesh Praveen mentions something like this while reliving childhood memories. On the other hand, Revdi made of sugar, jaggery and sesame also doubles the fun of cold weather. So, let’s discuss the Revdi here in Lucknowi flavors this time.
Best Revdi in Lucknow
Fragrance Attracts Lovers
As soon as one enters the streets of Gurunanak Market located in Charbagh, the fragrance of kevda and rose is enough to tell that Revdi is being prepared here. Some pat the sugar syrup, while some are seen pulling it. So, on the other hand, some stubs are seen cutting the shape of thin sticks like gatta. This view is seen in almost every shop here.
This Is how Revdi Is Prepared
Arvind Kumar Tripathi, a 70-year-old Revdi seller in Charbagh-based Guru Nanak Market, says, to make Revdi, first sugar syrup is prepared, then after cooling it on arrowroot powder, it is drawn for about half an hour. Then after making its thin and long sticks, they are prepared by cutting the bundles and heating them in a pan and adding sesame seeds.The essence of kewra, rose and clove-cardamom is added to it. After cooling, they are packed. Jaggery Revdi is also prepared in the same way, but only clove-cardamom essence is added to it. In wholesale rate, sugar is sold at Rs.80 to 90 per kg and jaggery at Rs.100 per kg.
Prepared By Hours Of Hard Work
Another vendor Sanjay says, making Revdi is a lot of hard work. It takes many hours to make. The Revdi of Lucknow is especially made in this region. Retail shopkeepers also buy from here and take away.
Jaggery Revdi Demand In Winter
Most people like to eat it to change the taste after eating. The special thing is that it can be eaten after keeping it for months. There is a demand for Revdi with sugar in summer and jaggery in winter. Now some people have also started filling khoya in Revdi.
Good For Health Too
The specialty of Revdi is that in our times, instead of sweets, we were amused by giving Khutias. 80-year-old Shanti Devi Sharma, a resident of Alambagh, says, “Revdi wrapped in the fragrance of kewda and rose is not only tasty to eat, but also good for health.” In winters, especially jaggery rewadi is eaten. Sesame keeps the mind fit and jaggery gives energy to the body.
Does Not Return Home Without Taking A Revdi
Mumbai resident Mehndi Hasan, who came to visit Lucknow, says, on the special request of family and friends, I take the Revadi to Lucknow. There are many friends in Lucknow, for whom I bring Aflatoon from Mumbai.
These Are Special Bases
There are Revdi factories in Gurunanak Market, Raja Bazar and Maulviganj located in Charbagh. Apart from this, Revdi is also available with beautiful packing in malls including Aminabad, Fatehganj, Ganeshganj, Chowk, Chowpatiya, Nishatganj Bazar, Peanut Mandi, almost all railway stations and bus stands of the city.