We do make carrot halwa quite often, since it is hubby's favorite one. And amma makes mysorepak often. Sweets really don’t need a particular time to make, whenever we feel to indulge just go ahead and whip up something. My favorite is badam halwa
One evening after a simple lunch, my sweet tooth started to crave something sweet. I thought of making carrot halwa, but I ran out of them. Then I found a decent piece of white pumpkin lying around and decided to try out a halwa using those
This halwa is quite simple and calls for simple ingredients. But the halwa turns out so shiny with a glaze. Loved it to the core and if you want to make a big batch of halwa then use quite a lot of white pumpkin, because this veg shrinks a lot than I thought, and I got a small bowl of halwa once it finished it. But a little goes a long way, you only need a small portion for each person. So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 2 to 3
White Pumpkin - 2 cups grated
Water - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Edible yellow food colouring - a pinch
Cashews - 1 tblspn broken into small pieces
Heat 1 tblspn ghee in a kadai. Add in cashews and fry it in the ghee. Once it turn golden, remove it and set aside.
Now Add in grated white pumpkin and water. Saute it well in ghee. Now cook this for 10 mins till it is completely cooked. You can cover this while cooking.
Once the pumpkin is cooked, add sugar and mix well. Keep stiring till the sugar dissolves, it will get watery first and then it will start to boil and get thick.
At that point add in cardamom powder and ghee. Keep stiring, at one point the halwa will leave the sides and form a mass.
At this point add in cashews and mix well.
Serve warm or cold.
|Heat ghee in a non stick kadai|
|Add in cashews|
|Fry till golden and remove it from ghee|
|Now in the leftover ghee,|
|Add in grated pumpkin, water and mix well|
this for few mins. and cook till the |
pumpkin is completely cooked
|Now it is cooked|
Once it is cooked, add in sugar and mix
Keep this stiring, now the sugar will start melting
|After few mins the sugar will start to get thick|
|Keep stiring at this point|
Add in cardamom powder
|Add in ghee and mix well|
|The mix will start to leave the sides|
the colour will get dark and the |
halwa will be thick
|Add in fried cashews and mix well|