HOME        |        ABOUT        |        COPYRIGHT        |        CONTACT        |        MY OTHER BLOG        |         EVENTS        

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Boodida Gummadi Halwa / Ash Gourd Halwa


I am wrapping up this week's "Sweet dishes using Vegetables" themed marathon with a traditional treat. I was planning something for the final dish but the husband who went to shopping on weekend ended up bringing home three varieties of gourds. And
so ash gourd halwa it is.
Ash gourd halwa is one of the easiest halwas that can be prepared without slogging much in the kitchen. All you do is stir now and then until the mixture reaches halwa consistency, keeping the stove on medium. It is hard to mess up recipe even if left to novices, given that attention is paid to the dish. Below is the method for this yummy and simple treat.

Ingredients:
3 cups peeled and grated ash gourd (Don't discard the water oozed.)
8 -  10 tbsp sugar (or according to taste)
2 + 1 tbsp ghee (use generously if calories are not an issue)
1 tbsp cashews & 1 tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch of edible camphor
A pinch of saffron strands to garnish

Method:
* Heat a tbsp ghee in a small pan and toast cashews and raisins in it. Remove them with a slotted spoon and keep it aside.
* Add grated ash gourd along with the water that oozed out during the grating process and sugar to a pan. Start cooking on medium flame till all the water evaporates and the gourd gets cooked.
* Next add the remaining ghee to the cooked ash gourd and cook until the ghee gets assimilated into the mixture. Turn off the stove.
* Finally add cardamom, edible camphor and toasted cashews - raisins and mix well. Garnish with saffron strands.

This is going to be my contribution to "Sweet Dishes using Vegetables". Check what other marathoners are cooking at BM #34.

Comments

13 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

This halwa looks rich...I have never used ash gourd...don't even know its taste:((

Maha Gadde said...

nice colour n luking yummy.

Srivalli said...

Such a delicious looking halwa Suma..enjoyed your creations, each so fantastic..though I wanted to take up this theme, I knew I would not have been able to do...and seeing your innovative ones...I am sure now..:)..

Sapana Behl said...

Very rich and filling halwa ! Loved your version too....

Priya Suresh said...

Love the colour of the halwa, very tempting definitely.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious looking halwa,makes me drool...

Chef Mireille said...

what a greatuse of veggie in sweet

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

My husband loves this halwa! Looks very appetizing :)

Rajani S said...

This is a classical traditional dish. Beautifully captured.

Hari Chandana said...

Authentic halwa recipe.. looks really good!!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Classic Halwa!!!I too made them for this theme!!! :)

Pavani N said...

That is a delicious halwa. Easy to make too.

Padma Rekha said...

Halwa looks so tempting I wanted tomake this but no body eat this at home..