Sunday, 27 November 2011

Pumpkin Halwa (Kaddu ka Halwa)

·        1 ½ kg pumpkin
·        4 tbsp ghee
·        1 cup milk
·        300 g sugar
·        15 almond
·        15 pistachio
·        15 cashew
·        1 tsp cardamom powder
·        Rose water, few drops
·        Almond essence, few drops
·        Food colour (green) few drops
·        2 tbsp khoya
          Peel pumpkins cut into slices and deseed. Then cut the slices into small cubes. Heat ghee in a heavy based pan or ‘karahi’. Add pumpkin and stir fry for a minute. Now simmer for about 15 minutes. Then add milk and sugar and cook until flesh is soft. Blend with a hand blender. Add almond essence, rose water, grated khoya, food colour and cardamom powder and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Now slice the almond, cashew and pistachio nuts. Garnish the halwa with nuts and serve hot.