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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kasi Halwa / Poosanikai Halwa / Kashi Halwa / White Pumpkin Halwa / Ash Gourd Halwa

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Kasi Halwa
Ingredients
Grated white Pumpkin -1 cup
(squeeze out the water)
Sugar-1/2 cup
( add more if you want too sweet)
Ghee - 6 tsp
Melon seeds - 2tsp
( you can also add fried cashew nuts)
Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
Saffron strings - few
Yellow food colour - a pinch (optional)


Method
Remove skin and seeds from the pumpkin.Grate the pumpkin using a grater or grate it using a food processor.Squeeze out the water and measure the pumpkin.Usually sugar is added half the quantity of the grated pumpkin.If its 1 cup grated pumpkin then add 1/2 cup sugar.
Do not discard the water use it while making gravy,soups or chapati dough.
Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a pan fry the pumpkin till raw smell has disappeared & cooked well.
Add sugar and few drops of food colour and saffron,cook till the halwa is thick.Add the remaining ghee and cook till ghee separates the halwa.Switch off the stove
Add the cardamom powder & melon seeds mix it well.Serve the halwa warm.


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