Kasi Halwa / White pumpkin Halwa / காசி அல்வா - Diwali Sweets


Grated White  pumpkin : 1cup
Sugar                              ; 3/4 cup
Ghee                               : 1 1/2  tbsp
Cardamom powder         : 1/2 tsp
Saffron                            : a pinch
Edible camphor               ; very little 
Cashewnuts                     : 1 tbsp


Fry cashewnuts in little ghee till they turn golden brown colour and keep aside.
Take a fine muslin cloth , filter the grated pumpkin .
Boil the filtered pumpkin water in a heavy bottomed pan.
Add saffron , filtered pumpkin in the boiling water and let it cook on low flame.
Add sugar , mix and let it cook again.
When it looks glossy and starts to combine well, add ghee , cardamom powder, edible camphor and mix well and cook again.
When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan , add fried cashewnut , mix and  remove from fire. 
Serve hot.


Rafeeda AR said...

Looks so tempting... wish to grab from the screen...

marudhus kitchen said...

excellent kasi halwa..yumm

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

Thanks Rafee & Marudhu....