Ash Gourd and Date Burfi

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 4 cups - ash gourd, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup - dates, finely chopped
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 1/2 cup - ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom powder

How to Make Ash Gourd and Date Burfi

  • Lightly squeeze the grated ash gourd.
  • Reserve the juice.
  • Grind the dates adding some of the juice to a fine paste.
  • Heat the ghee in a thick kadai.
  • Add grated ash gourd and cook stirring for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the date paste, sugar and remaining juice.
  • Cook stirring till the mixture forms a thick lump that comes away from the side of the kadai.
  • To test, take a tsp of the mixture and drop on a small plate.
  • Rub with the back of the spoon.
  • If the mixture can be shaped into a ball that does not stick to the fingers and is fairly firm, the result is right.
  • If not, cook for some more time. During the testing, remove the kadai from fire.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and pour the mixture in a greased "thali."
  • Cool till its firm and cut into pieces.