16 May 2014,15:59 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Peel and chop pumpkin into small pieces.
  • Clean and wash the poppy seeds well.
  • Place the pumpkin in a cooker with water and give 2 whistles, remove from heat.
  • Place the cooked pumpkin in a kadhai and mash it. Add the poppy seeds, crushed cardamom seeds and saffron. Cook on medium heat till water evaporates and the pumpkin turns dry.
  • Add the sugar and stir till dry. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Add ghee and cook for 10 minutes on low heat to get a rich brown colour.
  • Add the khoya, raisins and chironji. Mix well.
  • Serve hot garnished with vark and pistachios.



  • 2 kg yellow pumpkin  
  • 8 tablespoon poppy seeds  
  • 200 grams sugar
  • Seeds of 8 green cardamoms
  • 1 tablespoon saffron, dissolve in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 100 grams ghee
  • 300 grams khoya - grated
  • 2 tablespoon chironji
  • 2 tablespoon raisins


  • 1 silver leaf
  • A few green pistachios - blanched and sliced

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