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 :).

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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

Process:

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.

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