The Pumpkin is a very underrated fruit. This humble and common Indian ingredient is a nutrition house and nourishes the skin, digestive system, immunity system and acts as an anti-depressant too! The benefits of pumpkin need to be tapped as it is ideal for the Indian weather conditions. Include it in your kid’s diet for a host of goodness!
- 1 big white pumpkin
- 2 tsp chemical lime
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3-4 pods green cardamom peeled and crushed
Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and the inner fibrous flesh.
Cut into sizable pieces and prick the pieces with a fork all over.
Dissolve 1 tsp of chemical lime in enough water to cover all the pumpkin pieces.
Drop the pumpkin pieces in this solution and let them soak for about 30 min.
Remove the pieces and rinse them thoroughly.
Next, in a big pan, boil the washed pumpkin pieces in water till they turn translucent.
While the pumpkin pieces boil, in another pan, dissolve the 3 cup sugar in 2 cups water.
Add the lemon juice and cardamom podas. Let this solution boil and thicken to give string consistency.
Remove the pumpkin pieces from the water, strain them well and drop them in the sugar syrup.
Simmer for a couple of minutes and take off the stove.
Chill and serve.
|188 K cal