Saturday 14 October 2017

Pumpkin Petha/Pumpkin Sweet/Agra Ka Petha - Diwali Special Sweet

Hello Friends,

With Diwali round the corner, each one of you should be busy shopping, thinking of new sweets and snacks to be prepared at home. For this Diwali I would like to share with you all one of my favorite sweets White Pumpkin Petha/Agra Ka Petha. I have had this Petha the first time when I was little girl, which my dad had bought from Agra. Even, now a days, when I visit Sowcarpet in Chennai, I never fail to buy these white pumpkin pethas.  I have tried to make this pumpkin petha recipe from here. Do try out the soft and chewy Pumpking Petha and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tasty traditional Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.


White Pumpkin
1 kg
800 gms
Chemical Lime
1 tsp
Rose Water
1 tsp
Lemon Juice
1 tbsp
Elachi Powder/Cardamom
From 3-4
3 cups
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours


Remove the skin of the white pumpkin, de-seed it and make into cubes.

Prick each piece with a fork all over.

Take 1 tsp of lime in enough water to cover the pumpkin pieces. Soak the pumpkin pieces in lime water for about 30 minutes.

Drain the lime water and wash the pieces thoroughly with water for 2- 3 times and drain the water completely.

Take enough water in a heavy bottomed vessel and boil the pumpkin pieces till they become soft and transparent. When the pumpkin pieces are cooked, drain it thoroughly in a sieve.

Meanwhile fill 3 cups of water and sugar in a deep vessel to make the syrup. Stir the sugar well until it dissolves. Bring to boil.

Now add the lemon juice and the cardamoms and cook until it reaches one string consistency.

Remove off any foam that may collect along the sides of the pan. Keep the syrup warm.

Now add the pumpkin pieces to the sugar syrup.

Simmer for 4-5 minutes, take off the stove. Finally add rose water and mix well.

Cool and leave it to dry for 3-4 hours.

Yes, delicious Pumpkin Petha is ready to be enjoyed.

Meanwhile do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Snacks here.

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