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

    As diwali is approaching here is a great traditional sweet recipe...


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    • 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


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

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