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Kashi Halwa

Kashi halwa is one of the famous sweet dish from Southern parts of India. The recipe is made with grated winter melon.
Ingredients
  Winter melon 2 Pound
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) (according to taste)
  Broken cashew 1 Tablespoon
  Golden raisins 1 Tablespoon
  Crushed cardamom 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Red food color 2 Drop
Directions

1. Peel the winter melon, remove the seeds, grate, squeeze the water from it and keep it aside.
2. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the cashew till light brown.
3. Add the raisins and fry till they puff up. Keep it aside.
4. Now add the grated winter melon and saute till all the water evaporates and winter melon is cooked.
5. Add the sugar and mix it well. Keep stirring till all the water evaporates.
6. Add the food color, fried cashew and raisins and crushed cardamom. Mix it well.
7. Remove from the flame.
8. Serve hot or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Saute
Occasion: 
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Ingredient: 
Milk Product, Nut, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
winter melon halwa

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5 Comments

Snigdha's picture
Good recipe. By Winter Melon ..do you mean Honeydew/Cantaloupe/Musk Melon?. What is the other name for this Melon. Pumpkin halwa with the same recipe tastes just as good.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Ashgourd is the other name for winter melon.I got this winermelon in a Chinese store...
shantihhh's picture
To see various Winter melons go to http://www.evergreenseeds.com/waxgourwinme.html Shanti/Mary-Anne
AnjaliD's picture
Is this the same as Marathi "Dudhi Halwa" ?
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I think Dudhi means bottle gourd. You can prepare the same halwa using bottle gourd.