Angoori Petha

Now lets starts my new series of Desserts. A delicious Angoori Petha for my lovely viewers.
Angoori Petha

Preparation Time:  30 mins.
Cooking Time:  30 mins.
Makes 40 pieces.


  • 2 kgs white pumpkin (ash gourd)
  • 1/4 tsp slaked lime
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • a few drops yellow food colour
  1. Peel and deseed the pumpkin. Scoop out balls from the pumpkin.
  2. Prick each pumpkin ball with a fork at close intervals.
  3. Rub the slaked lime on the pumpkin balls and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Wash the pumpkin balls thoroughly. Drain and keep aside.
  5. In a heavy bottomed pan, combine the sugar and yellow food coloring with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  6. Skim off any impurities floating on the surface, using a slotted spoon.
  7. Add the pumpkin balls and cook on high flame for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the fire. Cool completely.
  8. Drain form the sugar syrup and roll the petha balls in desiccated coconut.
  9. Cool completely.


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