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

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.

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Microwave Kasi halwa or Ash gourd halwa- easy microwave dessert recipe Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • a small one Ash gourd (peeled, deseeded and grated)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • a pinch Red food colour
  • 4 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Semolina / rava
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • a small one Ash gourd (peeled, deseeded and grated)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • a pinch Red food colour
  • 4 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Semolina / rava
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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22 Comments

  1. 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….

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

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

     
  4. How very interesting,have never had halwa made with ash gourd,the color is brilliant 🙂

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

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

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

     
  8. hey the buns and halwa look tempting..

     
  9. 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 😉

     
  10. Nice and attractive colour:) Looks too yummy!

     
  11. Taste of Mysore

    This is served with breakfast items in marriages 🙂 yummmy one Sowmya

     
  12. Wooo, looks so colorful and delicious Sowmya!

     
  13. nice buns n halwa!! looks tempting

     
  14. srikars kitchen

    What a colour… fantastic entry & Great click…

     
  15. 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

     
  16. Wow awesome color.

     
  17. wow! the color looks inviting!

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

     
  19. yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy mouthwatering Sowmya 🙂

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

     
  21. Lovely color,Yumyyiiii

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

     

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