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
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.