How to make Pethe ka Halwa -

Sinfully rich ash gourd halwa

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium ash gourd (petha), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Pethe ka Halwa

Pethe ka Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 3-Above

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pethe ka Halwa Recipe

  • Medium ash gourd (petha) 1

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk 3 cups

  • Mawa grated 3/4 cup

  • Cashewnuts roughly chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Rose water 1 teaspoon

  • Fried cashewnuts 6-8


Step 1

Peel, quarter, remove seeds and grate the ash gourd and keep it soaked in water.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick pan, squeeze the grated ash gourd to remove excess water and put into the pan.

Step 3

Add sugar and mix well. Add green cardamom powder and mix. Add 2 cups milk, mix well and continue to cook till most of the milk gets absorbed.

Step 4

Add remaining milk, nix and cook, stirring continuously. Add mawa and mix.

Step 5

Add cashewnuts and cook, stirring continuously.

Step 6

Drizzle ghee along the sides of the pan, mix and cook till thick. Add rose water and mix.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with fried cashewnuts and serve hot.

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