Kasi halwa is a traditional Indian sweet dish made from ash gourd (also known as winter melon or white pumpkin), sugar, ghee (clarified butter), and cardamom powder. To make kasi halwa, the ash gourd is peeled, deseeded, and grated. The grated ash gourd is then cooked in ghee until it becomes soft and translucent. Sugar is added to the mixture and cooked until it dissolves and the halwa thickens. Finally, cardamom powder is added for flavoring. Kasi halwa is typically garnished with chopped nuts like cashews and almonds before serving. It has a smooth and creamy texture with a sweet and aromatic taste. It is often served as a dessert or sweet dish during festivals, weddings, and other special occasions in India.
Serve the aromatic and flavorful pumpkin halwa warm, and enjoy your sweet treat!