Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd

Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd is an authentic Udupi style recipe. Udupi Recipes are popular around the world and is known for its delectable Sattvic Vegetarian Cuisine.  Vellai Poosanikai (Ash gourd/White Pumpkin), Sugar, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi), Saffron strands, Cashew nuts, Ghee   3 cups Vellai Poosanikai (Ash gourd/White Pumpkin) , grated 1 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) Saffron strands , a few 10 Cashew nuts , halved/broken 3 tablespoons Ghee     10   30     To begin making Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd, heat a pan over medium heat.Add 1 tablespoon ghee and cashews to it and saute the cashews till they turn golden brown in colour.Once done turn off the heat and keep them aside.Next into a preheated pan add the grated ash gourd and saute the ash gourd on medium heat till all the water evaporates and the ash gourd is cooked and soft.This processes of cooking the ash gourd will take about 15 to 20 minutes.Keep stirring occasionally to get and even cooking of the ash gourd and ensuring that the ash gourd does not burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. Once the ash gourd is cooked stir in the sugar, cardamom powder and a few saffron strands. Continue stirring until the sugar melts and the halwa thickens.Add the remaining ghee to the halwa and continue stirring until the kashi halwa leaves the sides of the pan. This will take about 8 minutes.Stir in the roasted cashews.Mix well to combine and turn off the heat. Transfer Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd into serving bowls and serve hot or cold.Serve Karnataka Style Kashi Halwa Recipe With Ash Gourd along with a festive breakfast meal plate of Masala Akki Roti, Kopparai Thengai Milagai Podi and Red Chilli Coconut Chutney.