Ashgourd halwa / kashi halwa / vellai pooshanikkai halwa


I have never tasted homemade ash gourd halwa before. whenever i buy ash gourd, i used to make either sambar or kootu out of it. And this time, i made up my mind to make halwa with this wonderful winter melon. Thank God! the halwa turned out to be so delicious. My husband and i enjoyed relishing the sweet. Ash gourd has so many medicinal properties. It is used in the treatment of ulcers.


Ingredients
  • grated Ash gourd 2cups
  • sugar 1-1/2cup
  • cardamoms 3
  • milk 1cup
  • roasted cashews 5
  • roasted almonds 5
  • raisins few
  • orange food color a pinch
  • saffron strands 3-4

Method
  • Take a mature ash gourd which should not be spongy or soft. remove the seeds and skin of the vegetable and grate it. squeeze the grated vegetable thoroughly and remove all the water content in it.
  • Heat a nonstick pan and add the squeezed grated ash gourd in it and just saute it in low flame such that all the remaining water gets removed.
  • Add sugar, cardamoms to it. mix it well.
  • Add 1cup of milk to this and slow cook the vegetable in boiling milk. cook until the milk is thoroughly absorbed by the vegetable. You will get a semisolid mass of ash gourd.
  • Add 3- 4tbsp of ghee slowly and keep stirring till you get the consistency of halwa.
  • In this stage, add orange food color, roasted nuts and saffron strand.
  • when the halwa is ready, serve it and enjoy.

Comments

  1. Hey Shalu,

    That looks amazing dear..Havent tried with this veggie...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Recipe sounds great and yummy but the pic is not up...i think there is some problem.
    Thx.
    Biny

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  3. சூப்பர்ர் அல்வா!!

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  4. My mom loves this....I will pass on this recipe to her for sure...Looks tempting!

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  5. if u had poste before halloween , I culd hve made this for halloween. This looks so yummy. gr8 job

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  6. Looks so delicious..never tried this, thanks for the recipe dear.

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  7. Shalu I cant c ur picture...nothg is there except a red X on the lt hand corner...tried it on internet explorer and google chrome as well.Do ask others as well cos no one has said anythg except me.
    Biny

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  8. Recipe sounds good shalini but i cant see the pic.

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  9. unable to see the pic --- but the recipe is awesome, this is something i have wanted to try for some time--- ur recipe bookmarked

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  10. hey! i can see the picture. anywayz, i will fix it now:)

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  11. one of my fav, love the colour of this one..

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  12. o yes dear can see it...great colour...i am glad to c it....did not think this halwa cud be of such a beautiful colour.....love it

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  13. I have never heard of this halwa before..very nice recipe..looks mouthwateringly delicious..bookmarking :)

    US Masala

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  14. Glossy halwa looks irresistible..

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  15. I have never seen this before. But it looks like a very healthy and delicious treat:)

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  16. interesting and healthy one!!nice pic!

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  17. awesome halwa!!!!!!!!! beautiful click :)

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  18. never had ash gourd halwa b'4...looks very inviting.

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  19. my favourite. Looks awesome and gorgeous
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  20. oh thats a great idea..looks so Yummy!!!

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  21. I like halwa, and ur's looking delicious, tempting

    http://jellybelly-shanavi.blogspot.com

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  22. just now i saw the pic, looks lovely shalini!

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