Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kasi Halwa Recipe-Poosanikai Halwa-White Pumpkin Halwa-Diwali Special

Kasi halwa is a traditional South Indian sweet prepared with ash gourd. It is usually served at South Indian weddings. It can be prepared for any special or festive occasions. It is very easy to make and tastes delicious. Today we will learn how to make Kasi halwa with step wise pictures following this easy recipe.

Kasi Halwa-Poosanikai halwa

Kasi Halwa

Kasi Halwa

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves:1 -2
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Halwa
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Grated Ash gourd - 1 cup (after squeezing water)
   Sugar - 1/2 cup
   Lemon juice - 3 drops
   Ghee - 2 tbsp
   Saffron - 6-7 strands
   Cardamom - 3-4 pods
   Cashew nuts - 5-6


Preparation

Soak saffron strands in a tsp of hot water and crush it slightly. Peel the cardamom pods and powder cardamom.

Peel the skin, discard the seeds and grate ash gourd (white pumpkin).

ashgourd-poosanikai

Squeeze out the water from the grated ash gourd using a soft cotton cloth. (I got 1 cup of squeezed out grated ash gourd). Discard the water or use it to make buttermilk.

how to make kasi halwa

Method

Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Remove from pan.

In the same pan, add 2 more tsp of ghee and saute the grated ash gourd and cook on low heat stirring continuously until it changes color to pale yellow and the vegetable becomes tender.

White Pumpkin Halwa

Once the vegetable is well cooked (you can also check by tasting it), add saffron, sugar and lemon juice.

Kasi Halwa Recipe

Once sugar is added, the mixture will become watery. Cook for a few minutes on low heat.

Then add the rest of the ghee and continue to cook until the halwa thickens and starts to leaves the sides of the pan.

Add cardamom powder, cashew nuts and mix well.

Poosanikai Halwa recipe

Kasi halwa is ready. Enjoy making this easy halwa for Diwali.

Note - You may add more sugar than mentioned if your prefer it too sweet.

Check out more Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipes.

With this halwa ends my Diwali marathon. I wish you all A Very Happy  Diwali. Have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

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3 comments:

  1. Amazing recipe
    Outcome was good . But why do we add lime juice ?

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    1. Lemon juice is added to prevent sugar from crystallizing.

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