Monday, April 2, 2007
Kashi halwa[Kumbala kai halwa}
This is a famous recipe from Karnataka and my moms best sweet which is my altime favorite.All in our family love this.....It has so intense flavour and texture is simply so good.Hmm simply the name makes my mouth to water its simple and devine thats all i have to say.This is a best sweet for those who are of my types i.e trying to avoid adding fat...The winter melon/ash guard what we get is a rich source of iron content and other essential minerals which our body requires.We ayurvedic doc's prepare a leha caled khushmanda avaleha out of this hmm ....spicy and sweet at the same time which acts as general tonic,helps to gain body weight,helps in lactating mothers .....So so many medicinal property all will be combined with your halwa also.So its best in all ways.
Winter melon- 2 pounds
Sugar - 2 cups[as per taste]
cardammom - 1/2 tsp
edible food color- a pinch dissolved in water
ghee -3 tsp
Cashew nuts-1 tsp
raisins -1 tsp
1.Peal up the wintermelon ,remove all the seeds and grate it and keep aside.
2.Take a heavy bottom pan,add 1 tsp of ghee, add the grated wintermelon to it and saute till it almost becomed dry.
3.Mean while roast the dry fruits in little ghee
4.Now add the sugar and saffron and keep stirring till all the liquid evaporates and comes out as a single mass.The add cardammon powder and 2 tsp of ghee.roasted dry fruits and stir properly
5. Remove from the fire and serve hot or after cooling .Simple yummy....hmm...