Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Kaasi Halwa with Gulkand


Halwa - Traditional Sweet Dish.
Ash Gourd Halwa.
Flavoured with Gulkand.



Ingredients Needed:
1. White Pumpkin Grated (1 cup) {measure after squeezing out the water from pumpkin. To remove water, tie the grated Pumpkin in a towel and squeeze.}
2. Sugar - 3/4 Cup + 2 tblsp
3. Gulkand - 3 tsp to 4 tsp. [Rose Petals Jam - Rose Petals, Dry fruits and Sugar.] [link:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulkand]
4. Ghee - 5 tsp.
5. Water - 1/2 cup to make sugar syrup
6. Cashew nuts (For garnishing) Fry and keep it aside.
Method:
1. Melt 1 tsp of Ghee in a pan and add grated white Pumpkin pieces.
2. Cook in slow flame to remove excess water and to remove raw smell.
3. Make sugar syrup to 1string consistency.
4. Pour this syrup to the cooked white pumpkin and keep on stirring.
5. When it sticks to the bottom add 2 tsps of ghee.
6. Halwa will leave on the sides, now goes the Gulkand and cook for 2 minutes.
7. Garnish with Cashew nuts, and enrich the Halwa by adding the remaining ghee.
Ash Gourd Halwa, deliciously flavoured with Gulkand is ready to be enjoyed.
Note:-
If you dont get Gulkand, and add Sugar in the ratio of 1 : 1, for every cup of grated Ash Gourd and add few drops of Red Colouring.
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18 comments:

easycrafts said...

Looks yummy and u have made the recipe look simple too...thanks for sharing

VegeYum @ A Life (Time) of Cooking said...

It looks so very delicious.

Asha said...

That looks great MT, I have never seen that pumpkin here, we get a green long kind!:)

Laavanya said...

This looks lovely MT. Gulkhand must taste divine...
Btw, I made your mung dhal sambhar and liked it a lot. Thank you.

Richa said...

lovely, gulkand imparts such a beautiful flavor! did u get that gulkand from here or is it from back home? i got gulkand jam, but it was all sugar, less than 2% rose.

Prema Sundar said...

Love halwas MT.. but scared of trying . Ur halwa looks perfect. thanks for sharing

Jaya said...

MT:
Your halwa rocks.Cool !I found my next agenda for X'mas holidays.

Nimu, CA

bee said...

this must taste really special. thanks for the recipe.

Lakshmi said...

Lovely recipe. Anything with gulkand should definitely taste good.

archana said...

I have one pumpkin ( yellow one, hope that will be alright) and i hope there is enough left in the gulkhand jar i bought last week. What a happy coincidence. Thank you for the recipe.

Sreelu said...

MT, this is so look I ate this halwa before but never knew the recipe, thanks for it

Daily Meals said...

The halva looks delicious Menu Today. Nice entry.

USHA said...

WOW!!!yummy halwa MT.Thanks for sharing.

Mythreyee said...

I wanted to do this for diwali but did not have the time. will surely try this one soon. After seeing this photo, I can't wait...thanks.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

looks delicious MT...Thanx for sharing da recipe!!

Meeta said...

WOW! what an interesting unique recipe. at least for me. Thanks for the entry!

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Sangi said...

Hi, Wanted to know from where you get that brand of Gulkand (Surya Rose Gulkand). I know its available in Chennai but I stay in bangalore and cannot find that here.
BTW, your recipe looks great. Should try it sometime.