Friday, October 25, 2019

Kasi Halwa | Vella Poosanikai Halwa | Sweet Recipe

Kasi Halwa, a delicious and easy to make sweet with white pumpkin. As diwali is just around the corner, guess all would be busy planning and making sweets and snacks. 

If you're busy and will not be able to make any elaborate sweet, this kasi halwa will save your day. It's such a simple recipe and taste heavenly delicious. I have been making this halwa for a while now and it turned out mouthwatering delicious every single time.

 Here in today's recipe, i have grated the white pumpkin using large holes, so the halwa has some texture and you can feel that bits of white pumpkin when eating. But if you don't like that, grate it with small holes, that will give you silky smooth halwa without the traces of pumpkin.

For this halwa, there is no need to check for sugar syrup consistency or constant stirring like other halwa recipe, even beginners can try this halwa without much difficulties and succeed in first attempt itself. 

Only few things to consider while making this halwa, first,  depends on the texture of ash gourd/ white pumpkin, it takes more or less time to cook, so make sure that the pumpkin is well cooked before adding sugar into it. 

Second, this halwa tends to thicken with time, so make sure to switch off the flame when the halwa is slightly goey.  
Though i didn't share much recipes for this deepavali, you can check out my collection of diwali recipe from the past here. It has wide varieties of sweet and snacks that will help to sort out your diwali recipes. 

Happy diwali to all those who celebrate and for others have a great holiday. Now let's check out on how to make this delicious halwa.

Kasi Halwa | Vella Poosanikai Halwa

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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Vella Poosanikai/White pumpkin(grated) - 1 & 1/2 cup(tightly packed)
Sugar - 1/2 to 2/3 cup
Cardamon - 2 
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 4
Food color(yellow) - few drops

First cut the pumpkin and remove the seeds and peel the skin.
Grate it using the grater and put it in the strainer and squeeze the pumpkin to remove the liquid from it. 
Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan,add the cashews, roast till they are golden brown and keep it aside.
In the same pan, add the grated pumpkin and saute it in ghee for a few mins, if needed add little water and cover cook them till they are soft.
Next add the sugar and give a good mix, the mixture will be watery again, cook till it became a thick mass.
Add the food color and mix it well and then start adding the ghee little by little.
Finally add the cardamon powder and cashews, mix it well. Switch off the flame when the ghee starts to ooze out. 
Tada, Yummy Kasi Halwa is ready.

Related : How to make Sweet Potato Halwa

  • Depends on the texture of pumpkin, the sugar quantity varies, firm pumpkin need more sugar than the soft pumpkin.
  • You can use larger or smaller holes in the grater as per your liking. 
  • You may not need all ghee, add a tbsp of ghee at a time, when the halwa starts to ooze out the ghee, stop adding further.

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