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Sweetened white Pumpkin

Recipe by davinder of dingmannsferry, US

its Indian traditionla sweet,,,all r using this,,but when somebody crossing AGRA then all r buying too much petha for family and friends but i m giving this recipe whenever u have time then just try this.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 kg of White Pumpkin (Safaid Petha)
    • 2 tsp. of Chemical Lime (Chuna)
    • 750 g Sugar
    • 1 tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
    • Rose water or Kewra water, few drops
    • 1 liter Water
    • Choti Ilaichi Powder ( Cardamom Powder)


    1. Peel the pumpkin , cut it off insot small pieces , discard the seeds.
    2. Prick the pieces with a tooth pick.
    3. Tale some water and put in 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice in the water and soak the pumpkin pieces for about 2 hours.
    4. After 2 hours take the pieces and wash them in cold running water.
    5. Take some water and put the Lime ( Chuna) in it and put all the pumpkin pieces in it for about 2 hours).
    6. Take the pieces out and wash in running water thoroughly.
    7. Take more water and boil the pumpkin pieces in it until it gets cooked ( once it gets cooked it turn transparent)
    8. Make Chasni ( Sugar syrup by boiling some water and putting in the sugar, lemon juice and the elaichi powder. ( One thread sugar syrup is fine, pinch the sugar syrup between your forefinger and thumb and when you open the finger you would see one string)
    9. Transfer the cooked pumpking peices in the warm sugar syrup.
    10.   sprinklesome rose water or kewra water.
    11. Let it cool down.


    Mrs. Sreeanka Roy

    whtz chemical lime?