Iyengar Sweets


9:54 AM

Dhamrote is a sweet dish (White Pumpkin Halwa).
For my blog’s anniversary i am posting a special iyengar sweet. This is a very popular in southindia.

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  • 1 Kg Pumpkin
  • 150 grm Sugar
  • 1 Cup Ghee (homemade)
  • 1/4 Cup Kova / Khoya
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • A pinch of Kesari / Saffron
  • Cashews and Raisins - as per req
  • Peel the skin, grate pumpkin, & Pressure cook (No adding water)
  • Take a heavy bottom pan , Add pumpkin & cook it for few miniutes directly
  • Then add sugar bring to boil (until sugar syrup evaporates )
  • Add ghee again boil
  • Add kova stir well. Halwa should be thick
  • Add kesari / safforn (dialute in the warmwater or milk).
  • Add cardamom powder. Stir well & switch off the flame
  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in the small pan. Fry cashews and raisins
  • Garnish halwa
Note : Some people use 2 tsp chiroti rava (dry fry) for more thickness.

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