Friday, October 28, 2011

ಚೀನಿಕಾಯಿ ಸಿಹಿ / Pumpkin Sweet- Diwali special

Happy Diwali to everyone. I am back after a week with a new special recipe for you all. This sweet is one of the special sweets of Diwali. I thought of sharing it first as its a very new and special recipe for me, and usually prepared in Sagara  side during Diwali festival. But, you do not have to wait until next Diwali . You can prepare it any time. I am planing to  prepare this for next get together at our place as most of the people do not know;). Cheenikaayi is nothing but Pumpkin or Sihikumbala kaayi (in kannada). I should thank my co-sis Jyoti Kattinakere for this great recipe.. This sweet is a very simple, very tasty and doesn't consume much time. Give it a try. Do not wait for a year ha!! Have fun..

Preparation time: 30 min
Servings: 5

  • 4 cups  peeled small cubed Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Jaggery ( See the note)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1cup freshly grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Elachi/ Cardamom powder 

    • Take Jaggary and Pumpkin cubes in a pan. Add about 1/4 cup of water and salt. Cook for about 15-20 min or until Pumpkin gets soft. 
    • Now add grated Coconut and Cardamom powder. Mix well and cook for another 5 mins with continuous stirring.
    • Serve with Ghee.
    • Is it not a simple recipe?
    Taste the jaggary before you use. Because Jaggary will be salty some times. If the Jaggary is salty do not add extra salt especially who use Acchu bella.


    1. yummy addition of jaggery looks wonderful

    2. Need to take out the pumpkin skin?

    3. @TorviewToronto thank you, @ Anonymous, yes need to peel the pumpkin skin, sorry I forgot to mention there, I will edit..thank you..

    4. delicious n tempting sweet..yummy!!

    5. hi prabha
      thanks for stopping by have a nice space shaping it...pumpkin sweet is new to me , i use to make a spicy version but this sounds wonderful n yummy...glad to follow you..
      i will be happy if you do as well :) thank you!!

    6. thank you Julie and @Sangee thank you for dropping by..I am happy to follow you as well...

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