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Kashi halwa-white pumpkin halwa

Kashi halwa | Karnataka style Ashgourd halwa | White pumpkin halwa

Sangskitchen
Kashi halwa is a delicious sweet recipe, popular in karnataka, made with Ashgourd(white pumpkin) vegetable, ghee and sugar.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, sweets
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Non-stick pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups White Pumpkin (Ashgourd)
  • 1.5 cups Jaggery powder
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Cashews
  • ½ tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch Salt

Instructions
 

Preparation:

  • Rinse and peel the skin of Ashgourd. Grate one large slice and keep aside 2 to 3 cups. I don't squeeze the water out of it and I always cook the vegetable with its own water.
  • Powder, measure and keep 1.5 cups of jaggery. White and brown sugar can be used as it is.

Recipe:

  • In a pan, heat 2 tsp or 1tbsp of ghee and fry broken cashews to golden color. Collect the fried cashews in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Add the grated Ashgourd along with its water to the same pan and saute slightly.
  • Soon more water releases from the vegetable. Cook for 5 mins covering the pan until done.
  • Add 1.5 cups of jaggery powder or brown sugar and mix well. Jaggery releases extra water and become watery.
  • Keep cooking by stirring often until halwa thickens. In approximately around 15 to 20mins halwa gathers up.
  • Next add the fried cashews, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix well and add 2tbsp of ghee.
  • When kashi halwa becomes non sticky with glazy texture and deep brown color switch off.

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Notes

Tips:
1) If you like to make halwa quickly you can squeeze the excess water before cooking. But I prefer to cook the Ashgourd with it's own water.
2) The quantity of jaggery or sugar differs based on the sweetness of the variety.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 250kcal
Keyword Ashgourd halwa, easy indian sweets, Kashi halwa, White pumpkin halwa
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