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Kashi Halwa | Ash gourd halwa | Dumrot




  • 5 cups ash gourd
  • ¾ - 1 cup sugar (depending on preference)
  • ½ cup ghee
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon cashew


  • Wash and peel ash gourd. Grate it using a food processor or box grater
  • Transfer to a thick-bottom pan along with all its liquid
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes until the ash gourd is cooked and it dries up, stirring occasionally
  • Add sugar and saffron. Mix and let it cook for 8-10 minutes or until the sugar is completely disolved
  • The sugar will release some water and thicken. Keep stirring occasionally
  • Add ghee and mix well
  • Simmer until the ghee starts to release
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well
  • In a small pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee and add cashew. Fry until they are golden
  • Add the fried cashew to the halwa
  • Serve warm