Monday, January 9, 2017

Kashi Halwa | Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa | Ash Gourd Halwa

 Kashi Halwa

Hi Supermoms,

I am sure you have heard about this very popular sweet dish made out of white pumpkin/Ashgourd. 'Kashi Halwa' is a famous recipe from the Udupi Cuisine. 

Udipi Cuisine is popular around the world and is known for it's delectable  Satvik Vegetarian Cuisine. White Pumpkin/Ash gourd is used in this recipe . Ash gourd is cooked along with sugar and is  flavoured with saffron and cardamom. 

A delicate and delicious dessert that can be made quickly using just few ingredients.  This festive season, try this traditional recipe and serve your friends and family. 

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa:

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2
1 cup = 250 ml

Ingredients :

1 and 1/2 cup white pumpkin ( grated)
1 cup sugar 
1 green cardamom ( powdered)
6-7 strands of saffron
1 tablespoon milk ( warm)
2 teaspoons ghee/clarified butter
10 cashew nuts ( broken)

Method :
1.Soak the saffron in warm milk for 15 minutes 
2. Heat a kadai/pan over low flame and add the grated pumpkin.
3. Keep stirring till the extra moisture ( water) in the pumpkin is absorbed.
4. Now add the sugar , cardamom powder and continue stirring over medium heat.
5. In parallel, heat a small pan/ladle with ghee and lightly toast the cashew nuts.
6. Pour it into the pumpkin sugar mixture and continue to stir till the mixture comes together and becomes non sticky. 
Your Karnataka Special Kashi Halwa is ready .

Kashi Halwa

Chef Tips:
1. You can adjust the sugar quantity according to your sweet requirements.
2. You can add other dry fruits like almonds, raisins also.

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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