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Damroot Halwa - Pumpkin Halwa

posted 2 Jan 2013, 03:47 by R A   [ updated 2 Jan 2013, 05:58 ]
A very famous sweet dish. I dont think this is something specific to any particular region of India. But have to do some research.

White Pumpkin - 2 cups (grated)
Milk - 2 cups milk
Milk Maid - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Khoa- 1/2 cup grated 
Cardamom Powder - 1 pinch
Cashew Nuts - 10 to 12 nos
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Kesar Powder - 1/2 pinch 

Squeeze out the excess water from the Pumkin. In a flat hard bottom pan boil milk and when it comes to boil add grated pumpkin and cardamom powder. In 1 tsp of water mix kesar powder and add it to the pan. Keep stirring till the milk gets absorbed by the pumpkin. Add sugar and cook in low flame. Add 2 tbsp of ghee and stir continuously till the ghee gets separated. Add grated khoa to the cooked halwa. The halwa will turn dry when cooked fully. 

In ghee fry the cashewnuts till golden brown. Add it to the halwa.

This is similar to Kasi Halwa