Wednesday, March 10, 2010

100th post with White Pumpkin Halwa / Ash gourd halwa

Hi friends,This is my 100th post,I am so happy today.With your encouragement only I posted many  recipes,crafts,tips and my drawings......Tons of thanks to all blogger friends who encouraging me with their beautiful comments and lovely awards.
I want celebrate100th post with mouth watering sweet recipe white pumpkin halwa.White pumpkin is also called as winter melon,ash gourd/pumpkin,boodia gummadi (in Telugu).

Ingredients :
white pumpkin
sugar
ghee
cardamom powder
cashews,raisins
(I  described  the measurements in method..)
Method :
First cut the white pumpkin into slices
remove the outer skin and grate it.In a bowl squeeze the water completely from grated pumpkin .Don't through the water.
Now measure the grated and squeezed pumpkin. take equal quantity of sugar and  1/8 to 1/4 cup of ghee.keep it a side.Heat the 1 tsp ghee in heavy bottomed pan add cashews and raisins fry till cashews gets golden color and remove from the pan,keep a side.In the same pan add the measured ghee and melt it then add grated and squeezed pumpkin.
stir it and fry on low flame till it turned to golden color.it takes approx 20 to 30 mins.
Mean time prepare sugar syrup.On another flame put thick bottomed bowl add pumpkin squeezed water(add enough water),sugar and cardamom powder bring it to boil.
Here no need of the sugar syrup sticky consistency.when the syrup start boiling add fried pumpkin.
cook for few mins till the mixture become thick.
add the cashews and raisins mix well.
Cool down and Serve it warm.

Keep it in fridge or room temp.It can store for more than 2 to 3 weeks

28 comments:

Jyoti said...

Congrats on this milestone.. wish u success and hope u cross many such milestones.. Halwa looking yumm..its new to me!

deepti said...

congrats Swapna...
Keep adding more & more recipes !!
Perfect sweet for the occasion
& its a new recipe 4 me...thanks 4 sharing

Padhu said...

Pumpkin halwa looks fantastic dear

Vrinda said...

This is one of my fav veggie..never thought of making halwa with this...looks delish...i had tasted sweet with this veggie in B'lore..

Gita said...

Congrats on your 100th post!...this halwa is new to me...looks so delicious :)

Tina said...

Congrats dear..Never tried halwa with this...Looks delicious...

Swathi said...

Swapna,

Congrats on 100th post. nice halwa

Meena said...

Hope you have many more milestones dear!!!this is a very unique halwa.

Priya said...

Congrat Swapna, halwa looks really glossy and fantastic..keep rocking gal..

Jagruti said...

Congrats on your 100th post....never tried this halwa..looks yummy!!

vineetha said...

Hearty congrats dear...Never tasted halwa with pumpkin..!!very innovative.

priya said...

congrats dear!!..halwa looks so delicious and tempting

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, mind blowing halwa. Never tried at home, although had them at weddings. Thanks for the step by step illustrations.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congratulations on ur 100th post. Best wishes for many more awesome recipes and halwas in the future.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulation on ur Milestone dear!!!

Pumpkin halwa looks delicious :-)

Daisy Blue said...

Congrats on your century Swapna..I have bookmarked your recipe to try ths halwa.. I like it very much but never tried @ home..

shanthi said...

This is my favourite. Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz on your 100th post swapna,wish to c more such yummy dishes on your lovely blog..love the step by step pics u post...i know how much time it takes to take each pic and edit it...really commendable..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I have never tasted pampkin halwa .Looks very tasty and very well presented also.Keep it up!!
Deepa

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Congratulations dearie!! this halwa looks delicious!! really yummy pics..

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks a lot friends for your comments...I am expecting this kind of encouragement...

@Thanx Daisy,,try it once..I am sure u will like it..

@Thanx shanthi ,,sure I will visit your blog...

kothiyavunu said...

Dear swapna, congrats on your first milestone, may u achieve many more is my prayer...Halwa looks simply delicious and lipsmacking.

Siddhi S said...

hey swapna congrats for ur 100th post...want 2 c 1000th soon...hey this halwa is very tempting...lovely step by step recipe...yummm

Swapna Sree said...

Thanx a lot Kothiyavunu and siddhi....

San!!! said...

Congrats swapna,i see lots of new dishes n catchy presentations.Waiting for loads of delicious recipes from you.Pumpkin halwa looks so luscious,i have n't tried it.

shahana said...

Congrtz Swapna,This halwa looks really yumm

Deepa G Joshi said...

Super congratulations on the 100th post !!! I know how exciting it can be...super cool work. Keep going ahead and keep posting.

The halwa looks very tasty. Nice presentation.

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shireesha tummala said...

Hi swapna Halwa looks great.......


shireesha.