29 DUMROOT / KASHI HALWA / WINTERMELON HALWA

Dumroot / Kashi Halwa / Winter Melon Halwa / White Pumpkin Halwa

White pumpkin / Winter melon / Boodidagummidakaaya / Poosanikai/ Kumbalakaayi


Made this sweet for our wedding Anniversary today. My husband just loves sweet and whenever possible I try to make some sweets and it gets over in no time. But recently have reduced making and make some only once a while. For our anniversary I usually make carrot halwa and or paruppu payasam which we both love. This time made this sweet called dumroot in Bangalore. Being a Bangalorean loved this so much and always enjoyed having them in festivals/functions and mainly in weddings. Getting this melon is little difficult in our place here. Last weekend happened to get these from Chicago and my first thought was dumroot. Just enjoyed having them and my older one just loved it.


Wintermelon / white pumpking - 2 cups ( grated)
Sugar - 1 cup ( reduce or increase as sweetness needed)
Ghee/ clarified butter - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 2 pinch
Nutmeg powder - 1 pinch(optional)
Milk - 1 cup
Food color - a pinch
Cashewnuts and raisins - few each

Can use sugarless khova and make this a richer halwa.

Scrape the rind and remove seeds from the pumking. Grate them and then squeeze our of water( do not discard). Save it for later use.





Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashewnuts and raisins. Remove and keep aside. In the pan using the ghee add grated pumpkin. Saute in medium flame for 3 - 4 minutes. Next add the saved water and cook till the water evaporates. Next add milk and cook till the pumkins are soft. Also add food color. Next add sugar. Keep stirring now and then and cook till you get halwa/thick consistency. Finally add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and the fried cashewnuts and raisins.

If using khova then can skip milk if needed and add these before adding sugar.Then add extra water to cook the melon. Will give a nice richer taste.


29 comments/Reactions:

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

delicious halwa looks yumm..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious halwa thank you for sharing

Menaga Sathia said...

mm delicious halwa!!

Hari Chandana P said...

I love this halwa.. looks perfect !!

Pushpa said...

Been awhile since I had this halwa,looks delicious Padma and Congrats.

Lena Jayadev said...

Padma, never tasted / heard of this..looks super yummy..loved the fst snap.. :)

Priya Suresh said...

My fav, would love to have some spoons rite now..very tempting..

AJ said...

Looks like the halwa caramelized really well!!

Swathi said...

Happy wedding anniversary. Wishing you many more years to come.Kashi halwa looks delicious.

panchpakwan said...

Wish you Happy wedding anniversary..
dumroot looks yummy..

Unknown said...

Halwa looks delicious. Perfect for festivals..

Unknown said...

Very lovely !!! Never cooked or ate it before. Sounds delicious !!!

Sangi said...

Happy wedding anniversary.. yummy looking halwa..

Nandinis food said...

Happy wedding anniversary! The halwa is tempting and lovely! Slurp!

stephen said...

I used to make halwa from carrots, very delicious. I would love also to try watermelon.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow yummy

Abhilash said...

halva... that too with watermelon... super!

I would love to eat it.

Anu Nandu said...

I've been craving halwa all week and now I see your post. Oh my..Halwa looks wonderful!

Happy Anniversary to you!!

Unknown said...

Delicious Halwa,luks very tempting.

chaitrali pathak said...

delicious Halwa...looks Superb

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Halwa is perfect and quite tempting

Santosh Bangar said...

sweet delicious halwa

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very yummy halwa...

shriannalakshmi said...

your halwa is tempting a lot...The silver plate is fine, where u got it?

Manjulaprabakaran said...

mouthwatering and looks yummy..:)

Rachana said...

Belated Anniversary wishes!!! Thats a tempting halwa :-)

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Anonymous said...

how much khova are we supposed to use?

padmashree said...

Hi Padma,
This is padmashree from Mangalore, i tried your damroot recipe. i used fresh milk cream instead of milk and also added saffron instead of food color. it came out very well and all my family loved it. Thankyou very much for such an nice recipe and the way you have shown the methodology. Thanks again and all the best!
padmashree.

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