#Pumpkin #Squash Halwa #Recipe

Kaddu(petha) ka halwa, or pumpkin (squash) puree/halwa. It is not like carrot or semolina halwas, it has very soft creamy texture and it is very sweet.

I have tried making this halwa several times following the same recipe, and each time i made, it got improved and tasted better, so the more you try the better results you get every time.

The hardest part for me is peeling pumpkin, because it is pain and needs a lot of energy. This website gives you tips on how to peel pumpkin easily ( How I Make Peeling (and Cleaning) Pumpkin a Little Easier ).

It can be a sweet dish or a perfect breakfast with bread or puris.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded/chopped pumpkin (squash/kaddu/petha)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • cardamom powder

How to:

  • Shred pumpking using meat mincer or you can chop pumpkin into small cubes
  • Heat the ghee in a pan or wok
  • Add pumkin and let it cook until it releases waterimg_20170120_124620-01.jpegimg_20170120_130857-01.jpeg
  • Add water, stir and cover until it cooks and get softened, and should be of mashable consistancyimg_20170120_131107-01.jpeg
  • Let it simmer for 3 minutes then add sugar and cardamon
  • Cook and stir untill thickens, and water reducedimg_20170120_141852-01.jpeg
  • Garnish it with pumpkin seeds or dry fruits
  • It can be served hot or cold

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Note: Don’t throw pumkin in a blender adding water to it, because it will take for ever to get rid of the water.

Strawberry & Mars Dip Sauce

Hello again,

 

Eating fruits for snack is more refreshing and fun for adults and kids especially when it’s strawberry fruit snack. Food presentation plays a great role in tempting our eyes and makes you want to taste it.

Personally I love making snacks and starters more than sweet dishes and halwas, because they taste different and my entire family gathers around to finish it up, so we have a lovely tea and snack party gathering in the evenings.

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preparation time:

minutes

ingredients:

  • Cream
  • 2 Medium Mars Bars *or 1 Cadbury bar*
  • Strawberry *or any other fruit*
  • water to melt the chocolate bars

How to:

Wash the strawberries or what ever fruit you are using, and keep it aside to dry.

Boil water and pour it in a mug, cover the mug with a bowl that fits the mug and put mars bars in it and smash it gently, as soon as it becomes soft or in liquid form add 3 table spoons of cream and mix well. And it’s ready. The heat coming from bottom of the bowl helps the mix chocolate with the cream well.

Don’t microwave the chocolate because it becomes hard sometimes and you might face difficulty in preparing the dip sauce.

Presentation:

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Take one or two large doilies paper and place them square ceramic bowl or dish. Put your chocolate cream dip in a small ceramic bowl and place the bowl in the center of the square ceramic dish. Start layering strawberries around the dip bowl and you’re done.

 

 

I hope you like this simple snack and dip, try it and give me your feedback. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed. 😀