Dumroot/Ash Gourd Pudding/Kashi Halwa/Petha Halwa/White Pumpkin Halwa

Dumroot is one of the preferred desert in weddings and functions, it is one of the famous mouth watering sweet in the state of Karnataka. The milk & Kova crystals will give a unforgettable essence of taste which lasts longer.

  • Ash Gourd/Winter Melon (grated): 7 cups (deseeded & skin removed)
  • Thick Cream: 1/2 cup or 125ml
  • Condensed Milk/Milk Maid: 1/2 cup
  • Sugar: 2  1/4 cups (increased or decreased to your taste)
  • Cardamom: 2 (Powdered)
  • Ghee: 2 tbsp
  • Milk Powder: 4 tbsp (optional)
Note: You can also use sugarless kova which will add up richness to the taste.
               Adding milk powder will help in reducing the excess water.
 For Tempering/Tadka:
  • Cashew Nuts: 20
  • Raisins: 30-40
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Pressure cook the ash gourd for 3 whistles. Don’t add water as ash gourd leaves water.
  • Once pressure is released pour it to a wide bottom nonstick pan.
 Note: I cooked using pan inside the pressure cooker.


Note: Wide bottom pan helps in faster evaporation of excess water.
  • Add milk power, mix well and cook in high flame for minimum 15 min.
  • Add condensed milk & thick cream, mix well.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, keep stirring in b/w.
  • Once the water is reduced, Add sugar & mix well.
  • Adding sugar will leave water, keep cooking this needs constant stirring to avoid the mixture from sticking to the pan.
  • Add clarified butter/ghee.
  • Cook for 20 min & keep stirring.
  • Colour starts changing from white to light golden brown & water evaporates completely.
For Tempering/Tadka:
  • Heat clarified butter/ghee in a tempering pan/tadka pan.
  • Add cashewnuts stir till it gets slightly light brown on the edges.
  • Add raisin fry till it pops up like a balloon and changes color slightly.
  • Pour it on the dumroot and mix it.
  • Dumroot/Ash Gourd Pudding is ready to serve.

 Note: You can make dumroot fully thick or keep it semi solid.
                 Cooking time may vary depending on the ash gourd.

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aipi said...

Looks so tempting ~ yummy to the core :)
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Swathi said...

Looks awesome delicious, love to have some bites.

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering here, my fav halwa, feel like having some..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks super delicious dear....

Sobha Shyam said...

Looks delicious..very tempting halwa.. :)..first time here..nice blog..glad to follow u :)

divya said...

This looks inviting and yummy...

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

slurrrp...fingerlicking halwa...simply irresistable..:P
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Suparna said...

woooooooooo..your preparation looks so professional :P good one

Preety said...

never tried this pumpkin halwa before..but looks really delicious

Binys Recipes said...

creativity at its best make u prepare somethg like dis....who wud have tot of doing somethg like this with ashgourd

Kurinji said...

So inviting and yummy halwa.
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Suja Manoj said...

Mouthwatering here..tempting halwa.

Food Glorious Food! said...

Lovely dessert! I always like it simple :) Your space is wonderful... Lot's of great ideas that I can learn from!! I am your latest follower and would like to invite you to follow my blog too if you like!


Treat and Trick said...

Tempting and yummy!

Unknown said...

I would love a bowl of that just now - looks delicious and I just finished my dinner and am craving sweet!

Malar Gandhi said...

Lovely halwa...very tempting indeed

Pushpa said...

Delicious sweet.

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Hari Chandana P said...

Yummy and tempting halwa.. looks awesome !!
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Sarah Naveen said...

Thats so new to me..looks so perfect n yummy!!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I remember loving halwa when I was a child. My dad used to buy of for us as a treat.

I haven't had halwa since I moved to Canada.

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