Sakkarai Poosankai / Pumpkin Sweet

Pumpkin is nothing but squash. There are varieties of squash/pumpkin. In india normally uses only white & yellow pumpkins. Today my dish is made of yellow squash in tamil (iyengar word) it is known as "Sarkkarai Poosankai". In kannada it is called "Sihi Kumbalakai". Pumpkin seeds also we used for few of dishes. These seeds have many healthy benefits. Various kinds of dishes can be made using this like sweet, kadag puli, simple curry etc., 

This is a sweet, simple and delicious dish which does not need much time and it cooks in a minute. This pumpkin is already full of sweetness, it cooks fast and not a lot of water is needed for cooking. After making the sweet and before serving add a dash of homemade ghee on top to give it some flavour. But this you can have it hot too.

Check out the recipe below

  • Yellow Squash / Pumpkin - 1/2 kg
  • Jaggery, grated - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut, grated - 1/4 cup
  • Homemade Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Chop the pumpkin into small pieces
  • Take a heavy bottom pan. Add pumpkin and sprinkle water cover the pan and cook on low flame
  • Add coconut and jaggery. Saute well till jaggery gets melt & thick
  • Remove and serve hot on top of the ghee

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Kannada Cuisine said...

Never quite had something like this before...but then, if it is sweet n if it is so full of nutrition, it is always welcome!

FH said...

Beautiful. I make this too in a microwave. Looks good Mala, enjoy!!:)

It's your turn to host RCI this month I think, right? Hope I am not mistaken! :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks smitha...yes it is very healthy too.

Thanks Asha. Yes it is my turn. will try to announce the event.

Finla said...

This is really new to me, looks yumm.

Cham said...

I never tasted one, but sounds super easy this sweet Mala!

KonkaniBlogger said...

Am not a fan of sweet pumpkin other than Cake, but your dish looks good. Never heard of this before.

Anonymous said...

this looks yummy :)

Ashwini said...

My hubby loves pumpkin..Will make this for him..Never heard of this..Yummm

Anonymous said...

Nice Vanamala....! will try this... :) normally i make in sweet potato...

Unknown said...

that looks so good..have a pumpkin halwa recipe in my blog too..tried once long ago..

Paru ... said...

Lovely color, nice recipe..

Vani said...

So simple, even I can do it! :) I normally avoid making sweets coz
1. not too fond of them
2. usually they are time consuming.
This one looks and sounds delicious and is an easy one too.
Nice one, Vanamala!

Sia said...

that's really lovely recipe, mala. i have never heard of this sweet dish.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mala. Are you doing the RCI Lucknow this month?

AnuSriram said...

This is new to me.. Looks lovely!