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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Kasi Halwa - Poosanikai Halwa Recipe - Gummadikaya halwa Recipe

Kasi halwa is an Easy sweet Recipe, made at our homes. This halwa is also served during Weddings or special functions.It is also made during diwali or krishna jayanthi. When we went to our family friend's home, in Neyveli on the way at panruti, we found lots of  shop, which sold fresh veggies and fruits, directly from farm. we got White Pumpkin also.Krishna Jayanthi is nearby,so i planned to make kasi halwa, came home and made immeidately the next day, halwa with fresh pumpkin tasted awesome. 







Kasi Halwa Recipe

Preparation Time:20 minutes.
Cook Time : 15  minutes                
Recipe Category:sweet  Recipes
 
Recipe Cuisine:Indian
yield : 1 cup.
Ingredients

White Pumpkin - 2 cups(grated).
Sugar - 1 cup.
Cashews - 15.
Food Colour - Generous Pinch.
Ghee - 2 tbsp.

Preparation
  • Peel the outer skin of pumpkin and grate the inner part.
  • Slightly squeeze the pumpkin and collect water, i have collected 1/4 cup of water, from 2 cups of grated pumpkin, and keep it side.


Method
  • Heat a tsp of Ghee in a kadai, add cashews and roast it, till it turns golden brown colour, and keep it aside.

  • In a same kadai, add 1 tsp of grated pumpkin and saute for 2 minutes, then add collected pumpkin water, saute now and then. It takes nearly 13 - 15 minutes to cook. 

  • When pumpkin is cooked, add sugar.
  • Sugar oozes water, and halwa becomes loose, then add  food color, stir well. 
 
  •  Don't worry stir well, till it is thick and it gets glossy and transparent texture.
  • Now add remaining ghee little by little and stir well.
 
  •  Finally garnish with roasted cashews.
Notes
  • Add sugar when  pumpkin is completely cooked, else pumpkin won't cook.
  • Adding food color is optional.
  • Adding squeezed pumpkin water, gives extra taste to halwa.
  • if you like cardomom flavour, you can add cardomom Powder at the last, and give quick stir.