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Cookery: Shahi Pumpkin Surprise – Sweet Dish
250 gm khoya
1 tbsp ghee
20-25 badams (almonds)
1tbsp chironji (raisins)
20 gm kishmish (optional)
1 tbsp ilaichi powder (cardamom)
3-4 drops kevra essence
3 tbsp castor sugar
5 drops of green colour (optional)
500 gm yellow pumpkin (petha)
200 gm sugar
1 tbsp ilaichi powder
¼ cup of water
50 gm desiccated coconut
First grate khoya. Put with a spoon of ghee into non-stick pan. Fry a little remove from fire. Soak and peel almonds. Make paste of almonds and chironji. Knead well with palm to a smooth dough.
Add ilaichi powder, castor sugar and knead again to a smooth dough. Add raisins( if desired) and green colour. Make into small balls and keep in the fridge for 1 hour.
For Covering: Now put ghee into a pan, peel and grate pumpkin, put into the ghee. Fry a little and add sugar and ¼ cup of water. Cover with a lid. Let it simmer, when cooked. Keep stirring till water is absorbed.
Add ilaichi powder. Remove from fire then cool. Take out the khoya, make small balls. Cover with a thick lining of pumpkin mixture and roll in desiccated coconut. Keep in fridge for ½ an hour. Serve the delicious shahi laddos.
HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
A highly nutritious and dish rich in vegetable, dry fruits, sugar, khoya. Anyone having a sweet tooth would like to have it at anytime of the year. But being rich with fats, sugar, ghee, khoya and nutritional content it is very good for children, people who have lots of outdoor work.
It is good to eat in rainy and winter season as more fats are needed during those seasons by our body and the sweet gives the supplements needed. Made during festivals, functions, happy occasions or when you feel like eating sweets with a variety. A treat for the family and friends.
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