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Dodhi No Halwo ( Large White Ash Gourd Halwa ) Parsi Bhojan

  White pumpkin 2 Kilogram
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Kilogram
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Liter
  Thick cream 1⁄2 Liter
  Almonds 25 Gram
  Pistachios 25 Gram
  Green food color 7 Drop
  Green cardamoms 10

1. Skin the pumpkin and grate the flesh discarding all woolly pulp and seeds. Squeeze the grated flesh between both your palms and allow the juice to trickle out.
2. Place the pumpkin in a heavy based pan along with the juice and cook till soft. Add milk and stir with a wooden spoon over a medium flame. Keep stirring non-stop till the pumpkin begins to soften and the milk evaporates. Add cream, sugar and the cardamom seeds and stir over a low flame till the mixture thickens and is the consistency of marmalade. When soft and sweet to the taste, remove the pan from the fire and add the green colouring and mix well.
3. Pour into a dish, decorate with fried almond and pistachio slices and refrigerate.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 462 Calories from Fat 114

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 41.8 mg13.9%

Sodium 40.6 mg1.7%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29%

Dietary Fiber 0.85 g3.4%

Sugars 80.4 g

Protein 4 g9%

Vitamin A 156.7% Vitamin C 15.4%

Calcium 12.8% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Dodhi No Halwo ( Large White Ash Gourd Halwa ) Parsi Bhojan Recipe