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Sep 11, 2008

Microwave Kasi halwa or Ash gourd halwa- easy microwave dessert recipe

microwave kasi halwa I usually make kootu with ash gourd or winter melon. But I am not too fond of it and buy it very rarely. This time , my hubby bought a big piece of ash gourd and was lying in my refrigerator for quite sometime. I somehow did not feel like making anything with it and was in look out for some new recipe with it. I even asked few of my friends. Actually nowadays we ladies who gather down in the evening for a chat, our conversation is mostly food ,recipes and potlucks and parties. One of my friends asked me to try olan.
And then just yesterday, while browsing, I saw this ashgourd halwa in jayashree's blog. She had posted it yesterday. The colour was so vibrant and recipe seemed to be quite easy, that too using a microwave. I wanted to make it immediately and felt that she had just posted for me!!!
It came out really good, tasted great and was a hit at home.

Ingredients-
 Ash gourd(peeled, deseeded and grated) - a small one
Sugar - 1 cup
Red food colour - a pinch
Ghee - 4 tsp
Semolina/rava - 2 tsp

Method-
 Microwave ashgourd without adding any water for 8 minutes on high heat till the raw smell goes. Allow it to cool completely. Measure the pulp. I got a little more than 1.5 cups of pulp and used 1 cup of sugar for it. Adjust sugar depending on how much pulp you have left after cooking the gourd.
Combine the cooked gourd, sugar and food colour and microwave on high for 8 minutes. Add 2 tsp of ghee and mix well. Heat for another 6 minutes, checking every now and then to make sure it doesn't become too hard. Roast rava until golden brown in 2 tsp of ghee. Add this to the halwa and heat for one minute. Garnish with sliced cashews or almonds.

22 comments:

Sireesha said...

Love the colour very much Sowmya :))Making it in MW is a good option. I don't add color and rava. Looks tempting and inviting....

Cham said...

Not even 24 hours, u made it :) Wow the food blog is amazing :) It is perfect the kasi halwa Sowmya!

Jayashree said...

Thank you for trying this out, Sowmya. The texture and colour of your halwa looks perfect.

Usha said...

How very interesting,have never had halwa made with ash gourd,the color is brilliant :)

notyet100 said...

lovely clour,..never tried ashgourd nefore...but now feel like tryin,..

Divya said...

Sowmya lovely color on your halwa.
You must send this to "Bookmarked event" by Ruth.

Laavanya said...

That is a great colour. I made this last year from Kribha's blog.

raaji said...

hey the buns and halwa look tempting..

Priti said...

Hmm posting in the middle of nite ;)..we are hooked to bloggin it seems :)..Halwa looking delicious...colour is too gud...we never buy ash guard! But looking at the halwa I feel like buying & making ;)

Illatharasi said...

Nice and attractive colour:) Looks too yummy!

LG said...

This is served with breakfast items in marriages :) yummmy one Sowmya

Uma said...

Wooo, looks so colorful and delicious Sowmya!

Spices N Aroma said...

nice buns n halwa!! looks tempting

srikars kitchen said...

What a colour... fantastic entry & Great click...

karuna said...

i love tht orange colour. looks really nice
uhave been tagged chk it out here
http://myluvforfood.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-been-long-time.html

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome color.

SriLekha said...

wow! the color looks inviting!

ANJALI J. said...

cant take my eyes off ur halwa. looks so yummmmmy!

Bhawana said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy mouthwatering Sowmya :)

Suma Rajesh said...

lov the colour as it inviting us to have a spoon full of ur halwa...its just perfect

Mrs.Kannan said...

Lovely color,Yumyyiiii

Purva Desai said...

Ash Gourd Halwa looks really tempting and the colour of the halwa is really vibrant

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