September 13, 2011

Parangikai Halwa

I have tasted Ash gourd halwa aka Kasi halwa at many a weddings, so why not red pumpkin halwa. Reason why I tried this - I had a half red pumpkin sitting idle in our fridge.
Red Pumpkin - 3 cups (grated)
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 5 tbsp
Milk - 1 1/2 cup (optional)
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Cashew Nuts and Raisins to garnish

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan, add grated pumpkin and saute till raw smell is gone.
Add milk and cook pumpkin till its mushy and thick. Keep mashing it using a potato masher. If your arent using milk, add sugar in this step and cook till mushy in ghee and sugar.
Add sugar, and the remaining ghee and keep stirring continuously, till ghee oozes out and the halwa is non sticky.
Switch of heat add cardamom powder, raisins, cashews and serve hot.

Im sending this to Celebrate Sweets and the event is hosted by Rak's Kitchen Sweets/Desserts with fruits & Vegetables, to Radhika's Diwali Special - Sweets and Savories and Anu's Diwali - "Festival of Lights"
Celebrate-Sweets-Event---RaDiwali Special

Bon Appetit!!


Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow... simply deliciouso!!
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Steamed

Fahad Khan said...

This is one fine recipe!:-) Thank you for sharing again!