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Ash Gourd and Date Burfi Recipe

Ash Gourd and Date Burfi is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow-Cooked Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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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:

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


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