Sep 10, 2008

Dumroot / Kashi / winter melon halwa

Dumroot is a delicacy from Karnataka. It's usually prepared during festivals & marriages.

Ingredients: -
2 cups shredded white pumpkin / Ash gourd
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp ghee or butter
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp ginger powder
a pinch of saffron (drop the saffron in little warm water)

1. Press & remove excess water from the shredded pumpkin. Collect the water to prepare sugar syrup.
2. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan & add the shredded pumpkin.
3. Cook till little moisture is left. Remove & keep aside.
4. Pour the water collected by pressing the pumpkin into the pan & add sugar.
5. Stir till the sugar dissolves.
6. Add pumpkin, ginger powder, nut mug powder & saffron to the sugar syrup & fry till moisture is fully absorbed.
7. Add cream & cook for few minutes. Add little ghee when halwa consistency/ single string consistency is reached.
8. Remove from fire & add cardamom powder.
9. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts & almonds.

Single string consistency: - A thin long string is formed upto 2 to 3 inches when tested between thumb & fore finger.
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