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Kashi Halwa Recipe

Kashi Halwa is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Slow-Cooked Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes

Kashi Halwa is a delicious sweet made with Ash Gourd. This awesome dessert is prominent in most of the special occasions of Mangalore. Kashi Halwa is a melt-in-the-mouth sweet that uses ash gourd, saffron, cardamom powder and ghee. The ghee-roasted raisins and cashews added to the halwa gives an extra appetising taste.  

Kashi Halwa tastes best when it is served hot, right after it is prepared.

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  • 2 to 2.5 cups - grated winter melon/ash gourd/ boodkumbalakai
  • 1.5 cups - Sugar
  • 4 to 5 strands - Saffron
  • 1/2 tsp - elaichi/cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp - raisins/cashew mixture
  • 2 + 2 tsp - ghee/clarified Butter
  • How to Make Kashi Halwa:

    1. Drain out excess water from the winter melon and grate.
    2. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan and roast the grated winter melon until it is coated well with ghee.
    3. Then pressure cook it for 1-2 whistles, or until cooked completely.
    4. Transfer the contents to the pan and saute it on medium heat until all the water evaporates.
    5. Once the quantity is reduced to three fourth, add sugar and mix well.
    6. Cook further, until all the moisture evaporates and the winter melon becomes a single lump.
    7. It usually takes about 40-50 mins.
    8. Stir frequently towards the end.
    9. Add elaichi, and saffron and mix well.
    10. Roast raisins and cashews in ghee and add to the halwa.
    11. Serve hot.
    12. Recipe and Image courtesy: Ramya


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