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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Caramelized Crunchy White-Pumpkin (Petha) -a M/W Recipe

This North-Indian Sweet will be little crunchy inside and well-known as 'Petha'. It can be done in 20 mins time but it must get soaked in sugar syrup for an hour.U can store this sweet for a day alone(in the fridge).Try it at home and Enjoy North-Indian Petha.Kids of all ages will fall in luv with this sweet.Bon Appetit!

Caramelized Crunchy White-Pumpkin - White-Pumpkin Pieces Caramelized in Sugar syrup



Ingredients

20 White-pumpkin pieces -1 inch squares- peel off the skin , remove the seeds and clean well
300 - 350gm Sugar
500 ml water
1 tsp vanilla essence(colourless)
a pinch of salt

Directions
1.Take a microwavesafe-bowl,heat water -- microwave(high) for 3-4 mins (till water boils).
2.Take that bowl out, add sugar  and a pinch of salt to it and mix well till sugar gets dissolved completely.
3.Place the bowl inside the oven and microwave it on high for 20 mins - if needed stir it once at the 15th min.
4.Take the bowl out after 5 mins.
5.Now,add the vanilla essence and white-pumpkin pieces and mix well.
6.Microwave this high for 2 more mins.
7.Take the bowl out after 5 mins(the white-pumpkin pieces should be very crunchy inside and shd get well-absorbed  in the sugar syrup) and cover it with a lid and let it cool for an hour.
8.Serve this Caramelized Crunchy White-Pumpkin Pieces with or without sugar syrup in a bowl.

7 comments:

Jay said...

hy dear,
never tried this before...sounds lipsmacking..:)
Tasty Appetite

julie said...

Wow..pethas are perfect dear!I tried it out once but not reached upto this level,will try the microwave style:-)
bookmarked!!!

angelin said...

I'VE TASTED THESE BUT NEVER TRIED TO MAKE IT .
THANKS A BUNCH FOR THE RECIPE .

aipi said...

What a classic ~ deserves to be perfectly recreated like you have done here! Your post reminded me of growing up in India n enjoying these pethas at our grandparent's house ~ love it!
USMasala

Now Serving said...

ooh! my fav when I visited agra!!! Looks awesome, dear:)

Priya
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Saru Singhal said...

Thanks for this Christy...:)

Saru

revathi said...

Lovely creation , I remember having this some 10 years back..:) I can;t believe it is so easy to make..
Bookmarked it..:) Thanks for sharing..
Reva