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White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa)

4.30 from 3 votes

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White pumpkin is loaded with lot of nutrients and vitamins. It enhances immune system and good for overall body health. Kasi Halwa is one of the famous south Indian desserts cooked using white pumpkin. Serve this yummy dessert as it is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDesserts
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • ¾ Kilogram white pumpkin yields approximately 1 ¾ tightly packed grated pumpkin
  • ¾ cup water strained from white pumpkin
  • 1 ¼ cup organic sugar
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 10 whole cashews halved
  • A generous pinch of yellow color optional
  • A generous pinch of cardamom powder
  • A generous pinch of saffron
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Instructions
 

  • Deseed the pumpkin, remove the peel and grate the pumpkin.
  • Separate water from the grated pumpkin and measure the grated pumpkin. This should yield approximated 1 ¾ cup tightly packed grated pumpkin.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Fry cashews until golden brown with 1 tsp of ghee.
  • Take a pressure pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee and sauté the grated pumpkin until the raw smell wafts away.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add the pumpkin water, cover the lid and pressure cook the pumpkin for 3 whistles.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Open the lid once the pressure is released. Then add food color and saffron.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cook on medium flame until the water evaporates completely.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add sugar and the remaining ghee.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Cook until the ghee leaves the sides of the pan. Turn off the flame and add cardamom powder, fried cashews and give a gentle mix.
    White Pumpkin Halwa (Kasi Halwa) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with cashews and serve.

Notes

If the water strained from the pumpkin is less than the measurement indicated, add regular water.
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Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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