Pumpkin/Ashgourd/Kashi halwa was this year's Diwali special at my sil's house..She sent in this pic to share on the blog.
1/2 kg pumpkin/ash gourd/poosanikaai
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiled milk
1 tsp cardamom powder
Pinch of red orange colour
2-3 tbsp ghee
Peel the skin of the pumpkin and grate it. Squeeze out the excesswater from the pumpkin. Heat half the ghee and fry the grated pumpkin for 5-7 minutes. Add milk and a little water and allow the pumpkin to cook well. Add sugar, remaining ghee, cardamom powder and the food colour. Mix well and cook till it starts leaving the sides of the vessel. Garnish with roasted cashews.
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