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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pumpkin Halwa

Pumpkin Halwa


Ingredients: Quantity
Yellow/Orange sweet Pumpkin Grated 1 LB
Sugar 3/4 cup*
Ghee 1/4 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Saffron 2-3 strands
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg Powder A Pinch
Cashews Roasted 8-10 pieces
Raisins Roasted 1-2 tsp
Rose Water (optional) 2-3 drops
Chopped Nuts (Almond, Pista...) 1-2 tsp To Garnish


Preparation:
1) Heat half the ghee in a pan and add the grated pumpkin and sauté for couple of min's (for about 5-6 min's) or until the raw smell disappears.
2) Once the raw smell disappears add the milk and let it cook until the liquid evaporates. Stir often.
3) Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp warm water/milk and add it to the Halwa. Stir in the remaining ghee, cardamom powder, nutmeg, roasted raisins & cashews and rose water. Let the flavors blend for 1-2 min's.
4) Garnish with the chopped nuts and serve.**

Note:* Adjust sugar according to your taste.
** You can pour the Halwa into a sheet and let it cool and cut into cubes and serve.