Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bottle Gourd Pudding

Today is Holi, festival of colors. Its a funfilled festival celebrated in India. It's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colors! It is also time for spring harvest. The new crop refills the stores in every household and perhaps such abundance accounts for the riotous merriment during Holi. This also explains the other names of this celebration - 'Vasant Mahotsava' and 'Kama Mahotsava'.
Today I made Bottle gourd pudding,yummy yummy dessert and here goes the recipe
Ingredients
2 cups shredded bottle gourd
3 tablespoon butter
4 cups milk
1/2 cup pure milk mawa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2  teaspoon coarsely ground cardamom powder
Method
Heat butter in frying pan on medium high heat as it melts add the shredded bottle gourd and stir-fry for about 5 minutes. [[Process of shredding Lightly peel the bottle gourd leaving shades of light green, cut in lengthwise and take the seeds from the center.Shred the bottle gourd and squeeze-out the water.]] Turn off the heat and transfer the stir-fry bottle gourd in to the bowl.
Boil the milk in wide frying pan on medium high heat. Cook until the milk is reduced to about 3 to 2.5 cups. Stir in mawa powder and makes ure milk does not burn to the pan, Add the stir-fry bottle gourd to the milk and cook for another 15 minutes until the milk is creamy stirring in between..Next reduce the heat to medium and add the sugar and cardamom powder. Cook for another about 4 minutes and turn off the heat.Pudding is ready this can be served warm or cold.
WISHING ALL A VERY HAPPY HOLI!!!

16 comments:

  1. ooh yumm,
    pudding has got to be one of my fav desserts!

    i wonder if i can find some of these items in my persian market...

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  2. Thanks for the wonderful comment...YoU can find in Indian market

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  3. Lovely looks very delish and happy holi to u too dear.

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  4. Yumm, truly inviting and tempting..

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  5. I would love to try this dish but i am not sure where to buy these gourds ....I live here in America ....Is the texture of this pudding similiar to tapioca or rice pudding ....Oh one more thing Lovely Music ....Enjoy your evening .

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  6. @Summer: You can find them at Indian store dear...ye its has same texture ad Rice pudding

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  7. happy HOLI!! the pudding looks yuuuummmmmyyyy!!

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  8. lovely n mouth watering dessert!!!
    Happy Holi..

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  9. awesome presentation and looks very delicious...

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  10. Wowwwww.... Delicious and tempting recipe.. looks really good and perfect.. First time here.. Lovely blog with nice recipes.. Nice clicks too.. Thanks for the recipes.. Keep rocking !!

    Cheers,
    Hari Chandana
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. Beautiful presentation n delicious pudding!

    US Masala

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  12. what a pretty looking pudding!

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  13. Pics r droooolworthy as the recipe..yummy.love it...
    First time here..u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hopped over from Raksha's page -- A yummy pudding presentation !!!! Do visit my blog - following yours now :)

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