Thursday, March 17, 2011

KASI HALWA

This is a very famous Halwa prepared using white pumpkin /Ash gourd in South India and it is an integral part of breakfast/snacks served in Tamil weddings.It is usually served warm.
I dont know why this is named as Kasi Halwa. If anybody knows please let me know :-)
Kasi Halwa


Level: Medium
Preparion time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Serves:4

Ingredients
Grated White Pumpkin: 2 cups
Milk: 1 cup
Sugar: 1.25 cups
Ghee: 3 tablespoons
Cardomom: 3
Food color: as desired
Cashew/Almonds: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:
Step1:
Peel the white pumpkin and grate it (I used pulse mode in food processor)

Step2:
Drain the excess water in the grated pupkin

Step3:
Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a pan and saute the pumpkin for 5 min until the water gets absorbed

Step4:
Now add milk and bring it a boil.Add  sugar and food color.

Step5:
Cook in medium flame for about 20 min keeping the pan closed. Stir it after every 5 minutes

Step6:
Once the mixture becomes semisolid, add ghee and cardomom and stir it until the mixture comes off the sides of the pan (This usally takes 6 - 8 minutes)

Step7:
Garnish with sliced almonds

21 comments:

  1. I heard about this halwa but never tasted..yours looks so tempting ...Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing with me ...

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  2. Nice halwa, heard it for the 1st time.
    1st time visitor and a follower too :)
    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  3. Kashi halwas looks delicious. nice recipe.

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  4. Colorful halwa. would have tasted great too... Thanks for remembering me and passing the award dear...

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  5. This Halwa is new to me !!! Looks so inviting and tempting !!

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  6. delicious halwa! love ur recipe

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  7. Wow...this looks yumm..Congrats on award..

    FunWidFud

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  8. I love love this halwa, can we use yellow pumpkin for this ?

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  9. looks so delicious!! first time heard about this "Halwa"...thanks for ur lovely comments on "Tacos" in http://www.tipsndeals.com/

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  10. So colourful and traditional :) Thanks for the award and thanks for remembering and passing to me :)

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  11. Great recipe dear..though I have heard about this halwa..never really tried it. Loved the color :)


    US Masala

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  12. Beautiful halwa....wanna have a scoop:)

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  13. my favorite halwa.. Too good. Great recipe

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  14. Looks so delicious, one of my favorite sweet.

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  15. I love this...Looks delicious.

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  16. love d tempting color...must have tasted divine too..
    Tasty appetite

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  17. Intereting dish and very colorful too. Thanks for introducing us to this sweet!

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