Winter Melon Halwa

Continuing my experiments with winter melon. Today's dish is sweet version. Perfect time to make sweet when Diwali is just around the corner. Very simple yet delicioso :).


Here is the recipe

2 cups grated/coarsely grinded winter melon
1/2 cup sugar (Adjust as per your sweet level)
3tbsp clarified butter/ghee
1/4 cup milk
pinch of cardamom powder
Food color(optional)
nuts, raisins for garnish


Peel the skin of winter melon. Either grate or use mixer to make coarse paste. (I used mixer).
In a pan add ghee and pour melon mixture, milk and cook till all the water is evaporated and melon cooked nicely(Melon mixture becomes almost 1/2 of the original quantity). Now add cardamom powder and food color(optional). Once water is evaporated add sugar and cook for 5 to 10 mts till melon mixture looks smooth and not watery.. In a separate pan add 1 tsp ghee and roast nuts and raisins.
Garnish with roasted nuts and raisins and serve.