Kasi Halwa is a sweet made out of Poosanikai (Ash gourd or White Pumpkin). It is easy to make and nice to taste. As it is made of ash gourd it is nutritious and especially for those who do not like vegetables, this helps them take vegetables.
Kasi Halwa can be made with some variations by including some nuts and dry fruits too. It can serve as a good and handy sweet recipe especially when you need a nutritious sweet recipe. It is suitable for both festivals and functions.
- Pumpkin Grated – 1 cup
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Cashew – 6
- Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
- Orange colour – 2 pinch
- Ghee – 2 tblsp
Peel the skin and discard the seeds. Then grate in the grater. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew and keep aside. In the same pan add grated poosanikai and saute till the raw smell goes. Cover the pan with a lid and cook. Add sugar when the poosanikai is cooked well. Add colour and cardamom powder also. Keep on stirring when the sugar dissolves and halwa oozes out ghee.
Squeeze pumpkin and Keep the juice, don’t throw away. Saute pumpkin in the ghee and add the juice when the raw smell goes.
If you add the sugar at the begining , Pumpkin will not get cooked well.