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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dumroot(Pumpkin Halwa)

Dumroot is a sweet made with white pumpkin. Its a delicacy of Karnataka India. Its usually prepared during festivals and mostly in marriages.

This recipe goes for Mithai Mela hosted by Srivalli.

Pooshanikaai(White pumpkin) - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 1/2cups
Jadikaai powder (Nutmeg)- 1 pinch
Kumkumapoo (Saffron) - 1 pinch
Elakkaai (Cardamom powder ) - 1 pinch
Ghee/Butter - 1/4 cup
Heavy cream - 2 tspns
Cashew/Raisins - 1 tspn

Preparation Method
Remove skin and seeds of pumpkin and grate it. Press and remove excess water from it.
You can drink the water with mild salt and pepper. Its good for health.
Use heavy bottomed kadai. Add 1 tspn ghee and grated pumpkin. Cook till no water is left.
Now add sugar and cream. Cook till its dry. Keep in medium-low flame. Stir occasionally.
Add balance ghee, saffron, Jadikaai powder and Elakkaai powder mix well. Cook for few minutes and remove from flame.

Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins.

Tasty Dumroot Halwa is ready to serve.

Notes - If white pumpkin is not available you can do with Sorakaai (Bottle gourd) too.


anudivya on May 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM said...

This is beautiful. I have only had them in marriage feasts, it is kind of cool to recreate such recipes at home.
Good thing, I don't have to wait for someone to get married to have this! :)

Saraswathi Iyer on May 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM said...

Hi Anu, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment. Pls try:-)

dsdsds on May 28, 2009 at 12:01 AM said...

nice halwa saraswathi. I didnt know we can do halwa with sorakkai.. thanks for the info.. will try it next time!!

Rekha shoban on May 29, 2009 at 11:53 AM said...

halwa looks very yummy saras

Saraswathi Iyer on June 5, 2009 at 10:40 PM said...

Hi Hema and Rekha, Thanks a lot for your comments:-)

sarada g said...

Hai Saraswathi! Yummy Halwa!

Sarada G, Chennai


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