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


Ingredients:
  • 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 

    Method:
    • 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?
    Note:
    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.

    6 comments:

    1. yummy addition of jaggery looks wonderful

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    2. Need to take out the pumpkin skin?

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

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    4. delicious n tempting sweet..yummy!!

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    5. hi prabha
      thanks for stopping by mine...you have a nice space shaping here..love 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!!

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

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