Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kasi Halwa


Ingredients:

White Pumpkin / Winter Squash / poosanikai - 2 cups (Peeled and shredded)
Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
Ghee - 4 TBSP
Cashew nuts - 5 (broken into halves)
Raisins - 10
Saffron - few strands (soaked in warm milk)

Method:

  1. In wide bottomed pan, saute the grated white pumpkin (with the juice), till it becomes dry.
  2. Add the sugar and keep stirring for 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and becomes a little thick.
  3. Add the ghee, broken cashews and raisins.  No need to fry them.
  4. Fry for another 10 minutes in a low flame.  Add the soaked saffron and mix well.
  5. Continue stirring and cooking till the halwa leaves the sides of the pan.  Do not let the halwa become hard.
  6. Remove from the fire.  Let it rest for 1/2 hour before serving.

16 comments:

  1. OMG!!This halwa is my favorite ...my neighbor aunthy used to give it me sometimes when i was in school..but never got a chance to try it ...thanks for sharing dear ...ur halwa looks awesome

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Glossy halwa makes me drool, mouthwatering here..

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  3. Looks yumm and delicious !! Looks authentic


    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  4. I love this and make this is in the mW usually. Your pics are very tempting.

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  5. Fantastic it looks...never tasted this ever

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  6. Halva looks delicious and so very tempting !

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  7. i used to eat this halwa in function...never tried it in home!! will sure give it a try!!Looks sooo tempting and yummy!!

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  8. tempting halwa...looks yummy!...thanx for visiting my blog!! following u
    Smitha
    Smithasspicyflavors@blogspot.com

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  9. Scrumptious halwa..lovely rich color..very very nicely done latha!

    US Masala

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  10. Glossy halwa makes my mouth water,never tried of my own so far!

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  11. i have had this just in weddings but never tried it at home till now...your halwa looks really tempting...

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